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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

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    • 4.3 • 1.8K Ratings

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

    How music festivals are moving forward in 2021

    How music festivals are moving forward in 2021

    In this bonus podcast we welcome contributor Althea Legaspi to share how music festivals are planning to keep people safe and healthy as they come back after COVID-19.

    Plus she shares her pick for a viral song that's worth hearing.

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    • 19 min
    Bassist Pino Palladino, Opinions on Wolf Alice & Japanese Breakfast

    Bassist Pino Palladino, Opinions on Wolf Alice & Japanese Breakfast

    Pino Palladino is a legendary bassist who’s played with everyone from The Who to Nine Inch Nails to D’Angelo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Pino about his storied career, playing style and about the first album where he's taking center stage, Notes With Attachments. Plus, the hosts review some new music from Japanese Breakfast and Wolf Alice.

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    • 51 min
    A trailblazer who didn't care what anyone thought: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    A trailblazer who didn't care what anyone thought: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Jim plays a song that paved the way for riot grrrl, but wasn't immediately appreciated as substantive art when it was released.
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    • 7 min
    #810 Buried Treasures, Opinions on Olivia Rodrigo & Monster Magnet

    #810 Buried Treasures, Opinions on Olivia Rodrigo & Monster Magnet

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried treasures: new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus, they'll review new albums from Olivia Rodrigo and Monster Magnet.

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    • 50 min
    A Power Pop Education: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    A Power Pop Education: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    In this bonus podcast Jim adds a track from 1990 by a Scottish power pop band that is still going strong today.

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    • 5 min
    #809 Tune-Yards & Concert Venue Accessibility

    #809 Tune-Yards & Concert Venue Accessibility

    Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about their new album, Sketchy, and the complicated ideas about race that informed it. Plus, they interview writer Josh Terry about how the live music industry can be more accessible as concerts resume.

    Accessibility Interview Transcript: soundopinions.org/show/809

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    • 49 min

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1.8K Ratings

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