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Sound Opinions

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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 - the world's only rock and roll talk show.

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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 - the world's only rock and roll talk show.

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1674 Ratings
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Friday Favorite

By Almost Deef - May 16 2020
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Makes my end of the week commute worth looking forward to.

Best Music Podcast

By Big Fan 67-78 - Aug 11 2019
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The Robert Johnson episode was sorely lacking, almost insulting in substance.Rare miss.

iTunes Ratings

1674 Ratings
Average Ratings
853
671
67
37
46

Friday Favorite

By Almost Deef - May 16 2020
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Makes my end of the week commute worth looking forward to.

Best Music Podcast

By Big Fan 67-78 - Aug 11 2019
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The Robert Johnson episode was sorely lacking, almost insulting in substance.Rare miss.
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Sound Opinions

Latest release on May 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 11 hours ago

Rank #1: #455 Rock Operas

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Forget about Carmen or Madame Butterfly. Sound Opinions' own divas, Jim and Greg, share their favorite Rock Operas.

Aug 15 2014

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Rank #2: #503 Tame Impala Live and On Record

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Led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala made huge waves in both hemispheres with the release of their album Lonerism in 2012. They join Jim and Greg for a discussion and live performance. Then, Jim and Greg review the band’s new release Currents.

Jul 17 2015

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Rank #3: #403 Josh Homme & Opinions on Superchunk

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Queens of the Stone Age founder Josh Homme joins Jim and Greg for a conversation in the Sound Opinions studios. (Don't miss his story about meeting John Paul Jones at Medieval Times!) Later on, Jim and Greg review I Hate Music, the new record from indie mainstays Superchunk.

Aug 17 2013

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Rank #4: #395 Bryan Ferry & Opinions on Kanye West

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Jim and Greg don their spiffiest suits for a sit-down with Roxy Music's stylish founder Bryan Ferry. And later in the show, they weigh in on Kanye West’s dark new album Yeezus.

Jun 20 2013

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Rank #5: #408 Replacements Reunion & Classic Album Dissection

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Jim and Greg dissect The Replacements’ classic album Let It Be in honor of the band getting back together after a twenty two year hiatus.

Sep 20 2013

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Rank #6: #576 The Best Albums of 2016

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If you're a music fanatic, the end of the year means one thing: best of lists! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reveal their favorite albums of the year. And Sound Opinions listeners weigh-in with their favorites of 2016.

Dec 09 2016

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Rank #7: #634 New Wave & Alison Moyet

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Jim and Greg talk to Lori Majewski about her book "Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and the Songs That Defined the 1980s", co-written with Jonathan Bernstein. In it, the authors reveal why New Wave caught on so strongly with pop fans and the media, especially post-punk in the U.K. Plus, an interview with Alison Moyet, an English singer-songwriter that came up in the New Wave scene, and is still making waves musically.

Jan 19 2018

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Rank #8: #636 Cover Songs, Opinions on First Aid Kit & Mark E. Smith

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to author Ray Padgett about his book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time. They discuss the roots of the term "cover" and dig into the surprising stories behind some of rock's most notable examples, from Elvis's rendition of "Hound Dog" to the Feelies doing the Rolling Stones. Plus, Jim and Greg share a few of their favorite cover songs. Plus, a review of Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit and a remembrance of Mark E. Smith of The Fall.

Feb 02 2018

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Rank #9: #449 Purple Rain and Opinions on Mastodon

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Jim and Greg look back at the classic Prince album Purple Rain on its 30th anniversary. They talk to Prince collaborators Wendy & Lisa about the album's avant-garde pop sound and suggestive lyrics. Later they review a new album by the metal band Mastodon.

Jul 04 2014

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Rank #10: #419 The Best Albums of 2013

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Jim and Greg present the Best Albums of 2013, and they hear nominations from guest critics in the listening audience.

Dec 06 2013

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Rank #11: #597 The Velvet Underground & Nico

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The 1967 debut from The Velvet Underground didn't sell many records, but arguably no album in the past half century has had a greater influence on rock music. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot offer a Classic Album Dissection of The Velvet Underground & Nico in celebration of the art-rock classic's fiftieth anniversary.

May 05 2017

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Rank #12: #663 Roxy Music

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dig into Roxy Music's influential 1972 self-titled debut album. They get the inside story of the recording of Roxy Music with former Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, and discuss the album's lasting impact.

Aug 10 2018

57mins

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Rank #13: #451 Rob Reiner on Spinal Tap & Opinions on Morrissey

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Sound Opinions celebrates the 30th anniversary of the greatest rock movie ever: This Is Spinal Tap. Jim and Greg turn it up to 11 and discuss the fine line between clever and stupid with comedian and director Rob Reiner. Later they review the new album from English brooder Morrissey.

Jul 18 2014

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Rank #14: #657 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

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The year is half over and we think it's time to share some of our favorite albums of 2018 so far! Find out what albums hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have at the top of their lists, plus hear from some listeners.

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #15: #524 The Best Albums of 2015

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With end of the year approaching, it's time to celebrate all the great music we've had the pleasure to hear. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their Best Albums of 2015 and hear nominations from listeners.

Dec 11 2015

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Rank #16: #399 Johnny Marr & Reviews of El-P and Killer Mike

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"This Charming Man" Johnny Marr joins Jim and Greg live in the studio. He talks guitar wizardry, his new solo career, and of course The Smiths. Later, Jim and Greg review Run the Jewels, the latest collaboration between MCs Killer Mike and El-P.

Jul 19 2013

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Rank #17: #440 Chess Records & Damon Albarn & Kelis Reviews

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Jim and Greg explore the history and influence of Chess Records. During its 25 year run, the Chicago label put out music by Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters—forever changing the sound of rock and roll. Later, they review new albums from Damon Albarn and Kelis.

May 02 2014

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Rank #18: #685 Great Starts - Songs With Iconic Beginnings

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Sometimes songs make a strong, memorable statement from the very first note. This week, to start off the new year, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share songs with iconic starts.

Jan 11 2019

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Rank #19: #446 Richard Thompson & Opinions on Jack White

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Guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention joins hosts Jim and Greg in the studio for an interview and live performance. Later, Jim and Greg review the new album by fellow guitar rocker Jack White of The White Stripes.

Jun 13 2014

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Rank #20: #431 Sly & the Family Stone, Oscar Songs and Lydia Loveless

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Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone talk about the band's funk innovation, radical politics and Sly's magnetic power. Plus, Jim and Greg roll out the Oscar red carpet and review a new album from the alt-country singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless.

Feb 28 2014

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