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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.

    Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Opinions on Warpaint & Lucius

    Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Opinions on Warpaint & Lucius

    Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, producer, historian and writer best known for his work with Patti Smith. His newest book tells the story of ten moments that transformed rock and roll. He talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about all of it this week. Plus Jim and Greg also review albums from Lucius and Warpaint.

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    • 51 min
    An Early Electronic Take on Pink Floyd

    An Early Electronic Take on Pink Floyd

    In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in tribute to an electronic music pioneer who died in April.

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    • 6 min
    Buried Treasures Extravaganza

    Buried Treasures Extravaganza

    It's time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some of their buried treasures - new music that's flying underneath the mainstream radar you HAVE to hear! Whether it comes from the United States or somewhere else in the world, Jim and Greg are always digging for uncut gems. They also receive selections from the production staff and hear from listeners.

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    • 49 min
    The Best 2000s NYC Band

    The Best 2000s NYC Band

    In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from the early-aughts "Meet Me In The Bathroom" NYC scene. He says this band had the roughest start to their career, but wound up with the most lasting body of work.

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    • 7 min
    The Elephant 6 Mystery Plus Opinions on Jack White & Sharon Van Etten

    The Elephant 6 Mystery Plus Opinions on Jack White & Sharon Van Etten

    Elephant 6 was more than a record label, it was an artistic movement that included the bands Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor Control among many others. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Adam Clair about his book on Elephant 6, "Endless Endless." Plus Jim and Greg also review new albums by Jack White and Sharon Van Etten.

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    • 51 min
    R.I.P. Cynthia Plaster Caster & News About Jam Productions

    R.I.P. Cynthia Plaster Caster & News About Jam Productions

    In this bonus episode news contributor Althea Legaspi pays tribute to the artist Cynthia Plaster Caster, who died April 21 at age 74. She also tells Jim and Greg the details of Chicago-based independent concert promoter Jam Productions selling an equity stake to SaveLive and what implications it could have for the concert industry.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

OldFlatTop ,

Great content, annoying Miro ad

I love this podcast, it’s so informative. However the ad for Miro is so annoying I want delete the podcast every time I hear it. Instead I stab the skip button so hard I’m afraid I’ll crack the screen. You should actually listen to your sponsor’s ads multiple times over multiple hours before you take their money.

KappyNow ,

Brilliant piece on Willy DeVille

Just caught this one, about Mink DeVille and CBGBs. Loved it! Truly fantastic. I hope Greg and Jim do a deep dive on Willy’s music; they’d do it proud.

Willythepitbull ,

They can’t pronounce Patreon

They sound like out of touch geezers
yelling at kids to get off their lawn.
I think they purposely mispronounce
Patreon.

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