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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 a... Details
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6 days ago
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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. Become a member... Details
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12 days ago
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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 Ele... Details
51:14
13 days ago
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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 equ... Details
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19 days ago
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Geopolitical conflict doesn't stop great music from being made- often it influences it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Poland's Trupa Trupa, a band that has always been haunted by the tragic history of its homeland. They also revisit an i... Details
51:06
20 days ago
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In this bonus episode, Jim adds a shoegaze song named after a woman to the Desert Island Jukebox.Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah  Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundopsJoin our Facebook Group: bit.ly/3siv... Details
07:55
26 days ago
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Are they not men…they are Devo! This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two of the founding members of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. They chat about the band’s origins, its uniqueness in both sound and image, and their nomin... Details
50:53
27 days ago
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In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from "one of the best albums of the '90s" that doesn't get the attention it deserves. He says it would work on the show Peaky Blinders, too.Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZv... Details
06:05
4/14/2022
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While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, the latest from Bob Spitz is the most in-depth and expansive yet. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Bob Spitz about the myths, music and misdeeds... Details
49:34
4/13/2022
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In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from an Australian singer who died last year singing an Italian song of resistance.Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Joi... Details
07:39
4/07/2022
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One week after the attack on the World Trade Center, Wilco played songs from their album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" on Sound Opinions. In honor of the album's twentieth anniversary we're revisiting that session and the band's interview with hosts Jim DeR... Details
51:27
4/06/2022
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In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in tribute to a drummer who died recently. Greg and many musicians he played with say he had an understated, but unforgettable feel.  Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slW... Details
07:57
3/31/2022
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Female characters, whether real or fictional, are often at the center of great music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs named after women. They also hear selections from the production staff and bid farewe... Details
52:50
3/30/2022
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In this bonus episode we talk in depth with Ukrainian musician Serge Tiagnyriadno about his life making music in Kyiv amidst the Russian war in Ukraine. You can find Serge on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SergeTiagnyriadno/If you want to support ... Details
28:17
3/24/2022
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the age-old tradition of the music review. First, they give their thoughts on records from Curtis Harding, Maren Morris and Superchunk. Then, they revisit their conversation with music journalist ... Details
51:13
3/23/2022
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In this bonus episode Sound Opinions news contributor Althea Legaspi talks with Tara Key about her project "His Majesty's Request: A Wink O'Bannon Select," a tribute to her late friend and Eleventh Dream Day guitarist. Become a member on Patreon: htt... Details
1:01:28
3/17/2022
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Lucy Dacus about her 2021 album "Home Video" and her work with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker in boygenius. They also review new albums from Dolly Parton and SASAMI. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly... Details
54:08
3/16/2022
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In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox by a band from Boston that he and Greg both love, but have somehow never played on Sound Opinions until now.Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: h... Details
07:46
3/10/2022
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Poly Styrene led X-Ray Spex in the punk explosion of the late 1970s and inspired a generation of riot grrrls in the 1990s. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with her daughter, Celeste Bell, about her new documentary, "Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché.... Details
51:14
3/09/2022
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In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in memory of a singer whose band blended Bach and rock.Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https... Details
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