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Sound Opinions

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Rank #199 in Music category

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Society & Culture
Technology
History
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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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1508 Ratings
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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.

I appreciate a good (bad) pun

By Arielle Levy - Jun 24 2019
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Also this is a great podcast.

iTunes Ratings

1508 Ratings
Average Ratings
746
644
51
28
39

Best Music Podcast

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

I appreciate a good (bad) pun

By Arielle Levy - Jun 24 2019
Read more
Also this is a great podcast.
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Sound Opinions

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #199 in Music category

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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.

Rank #1: #715 The Legend of Robert Johnson

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For decades, the myths surrounding Robert Johnson overshadowed his contributions as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. From the legend that he sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads to mystery surrounding his untimely death at age 27, the truths of Johnson’s life have remained untold. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music historian Bruce Conforth about Johnson’s career, death and working to give the guitarist his identity back. They also share some of their favorite covers of Johnson's songs.
Aug 09 2019
58 mins
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Rank #2: #714 Why the Ramones Matter, Tommy Ramone & Opinions on Chance the Rapper

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Back in the 1970s, punk was shorthand for a subculture that took pride in breaking the mainstream’s mold. And at the vanguard of punk rock was The Ramones. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the cultural contributions of the band, beyond the myth, with the author of Why The Ramones Matter, Donna Gaines. Plus, they revisit their 2007 conversation with the late Tommy Ramone. They also review the latest from Chicago's Chance the Rapper.
Aug 02 2019
57 mins
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Rank #3: #433 Mike Watt of Minutemen & Reviews of Pharrell Williams and The War on Drugs

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With his classic album Double Nickels on the Dime about to turn 30, bassist Mike Watt of Minutemen speaks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot . Later they review new albums from "Happy" Pharrell Williams and The War on Drugs.
Mar 14 2014
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #4: #442 Uncle Tupelo's No Depression and Opinions on Black Keys & Lykke Li

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With its innovative fusion of traditional folk and country with punk and rock 'n' roll, Uncle Tupelo's album, No Depression, is a genuine milestone in American music, inspiring countless bands and defining what we today call alt-country. Jim and Greg talk to Uncle Tupelo's drummer Mike Heidorn about the 1990 release and its recent reissue. Later, they review new records by Swedish singer Lykke Li and American rockers The Black Keys.
May 16 2014
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #5: #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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: #567 Bob Mehr on The Replacements & Opinions on Solange

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The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep personal connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the new biography Trouble Boys, speaks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about the heartbreaking story and enduring legacy of the Minneapolis band. Plus, a review of the new album from Solange and a look at the sample driving Drake's "Hotline Bling."
Oct 07 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: #553 Best Albums of 2016...So Far

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We’re barely halfway through the year and already there’s an overwhelming amount of great new music to enjoy. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their lists of the Best Albums of 2016...So Far. Plus, they discuss the “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism verdict and pay tribute to Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell.
Jul 01 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #8: #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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: #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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #10: #439 Songs That Make You Cry

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Get out your hankies! We've got the best musical "Tearjerkers." Then, Jim and Greg review the first record in over 15 years from The Afghan Whigs.
Apr 25 2014
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #11: #627 The Best Albums of 2017

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2017 has been full of highly anticipated releases and unexpected gems from relatively unknown artists. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reveal their lists of the Best Albums of 2017.
Dec 01 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #12: #571 Marvin Gaye's *What's Going On*

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In 1971, Marvin Gaye made a career left turn with the album What's Going On, adopting a socially conscious sound that addressed war, racism, and drugs. 45 years later, What's Going On remains as relevant as ever. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present a Classic Album Dissection of the iconic record. Then, they review a contemporary protest album from Common.
Nov 04 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #13: #429 The Sound Opinions World Tour in Russia & Angel Olsen Review

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With all eyes on Russia for the Olympics, Sound Opinions wants to know where everyone's ears are. Join us this week as we go through the past, present & future of Russian Music on this leg of the Sound Opinions World Tour. Then, Jim and Greg review the new album from breakout singer-songwriter Angel Olsen.
Feb 14 2014
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: #529 Remembering David Bowie

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Sound Opinions remembers pioneering music icon David Bowie. The pop chameleon died of cancer on January 10, 2016. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot also review the singer's new album Blackstar, which came out on his 69th birthday, only two days prior to his death.
Jan 15 2016
1 hour
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Rank #15: #491 The Rock Fan's Guide to Jazz

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Jazz is one of America’s greatest cultural contributions. But with more than a century of music to explore, it can be hard for rock listeners to find their way in. Jazz writer John Corbett joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to offer up the Rock Fan’s Guide to Jazz.
Apr 24 2015
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #16: #514 London Calling and Opinions on Keith Richards & Disclosure

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London Calling, the double album masterpiece by British punk band The Clash, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Jim and Greg pay it tribute with a Classic Album Dissection. Then they review the new albums by electronic duo Disclosure and rock icon Keith Richards.
Oct 02 2015
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: #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
1 hour
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Rank #18: #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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #19: #591 Remembering Chuck Berry

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Chuck Berry, one of the architects of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 90. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the life, music, and enduring legacy of the legendary guitarist and singer.
Mar 24 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #20: #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
58 mins
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