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Sound Opinions

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.

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.

 

#993

A Flying Saucer Love Song

In this bonus episode, Jim pays tribute to Tropicália legend Gal Costa, who died in November. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

17 hrs Ago

07 MINS

07:49

17 hrs Ago


#992

Buried Treasures & Ganser

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus a conversation with vocalist and bassist for the band Ganser, Alicia Gaines. They discuss their latest EP, her extensive music knowledge and more.   Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops)   Featured Songs: Ganser, "People Watching," Nothing You Do Matters, Felte, 2022 Susan Voelz, "Oyster," Trust The Wave Will Hold You, Pravda, 2022 Fruit Juice, "I Don't Know," I Don't Know (Single), Swoon, 2021 Stuck, "Do Not Reply (feat. Miranda Winters)," Do Not Reply (feat. Miranda Winters) (Single), Born Yesterday, 2022 Katie Kim, " Eraser," Hour of the Ox, Katie Kim, 2022 NoSo, "Suburbia," Stay Proud of Me, Partisan, 2022 Soul Glo, "Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)," Diaspora Problems, Epitaph, 2022 COIN, "Chapstick," Uncanny Valley7, 10K Projects, 2022 Medicine Singers, "Sanctuary (feat. Medicine Singers, Yonatan Gat and Jaimie Branch)," Medicine Singers, Stone Tapes, 2022 The Monkey Power Trio, "Turn And See Her," Cry Mama, 550392 Records DK, 2022 Panic Shack, "The Ick," Baby Shack - EP, Brace Yourself, 2022 Talkdemonic, "Barely Dawn," Various Seasides, Talknumeric Learning Center, 2022 Ganser, "Lucky," Just Look At That Sky, Felte, 2020 Ganser, "Bags For Life," Just Look At That Sky, Felte, 2020 Ganser, "Emergency Equipment and Exits," Just Look At That Sky, Felte, 2020 Ganser, "What Me Worry," Nothing You Do Matters, Felte, 2022 Margo Price, "Change of Heart," Change of Heart (Single), Loma Vista, 2022 ... Read more

25 Nov 2022

51 MINS

51:07

25 Nov 2022


#991

D.H. Peligro: A virtuoso punk

In this bonus episode Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in honor of D.H. Peligro, the drummer of Dead Kennedys. Peligro died in October at age 63. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:12

23 Nov 2022


#990

Nnamdï, Opinions on Alvvays & Makaya McCraven, Plus RIP Mimi Parker from Low

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with genre-defying artist Nnamdi. They also review new albums by Alvvays and Makaya McCraven and pay tribute to Low's Mimi Parker.   Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops)   Featured Songs: NNAMDÏ, "I Don't Wanna Be Famous," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 Alvvays, "Pharmacist," Blue Rev, Polyvinyl, 2022 Alvvays, "Pomeranian Spinster," Blue Rev, Polyvinyl, 2022 Alvvays, "Easy On Your Own?," Blue Rev, Polyvinyl, 2022 Alvvays, "Belinda Says," Blue Rev, Polyvinyl, 2022 Makaya McCraven, "Dream Another," In These Times, International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2022 Makaya McCraven, "This Place That Place," In These Times, International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2022 Makaya McCraven, "In These Times," In These Times, International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2022 NNAMDÏ, "Touchdown," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 NNAMDÏ, "Dibs," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 NNAMDÏ, "Heartless," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 NNAMDÏ, "You Are Here (For Now)," Krazy Karl, Sooper, NNAMDÏ, "Anti," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 NNAMDÏ, "Careful," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 Low, "More," Hey What, Sub Pop, 2021 Low, "Just Make It Stop," The Invisible Way, Sub Pop, 2013 Low, "Long Way Around the Sea," Christmas, Chairkickers Music, 1999 ... Read more

18 Nov 2022

50 MINS

50:41

18 Nov 2022


#989

A Tribute to Low's Mimi Parker

In this bonus episode, Jim and Greg give an expanded obituary for Mimi Parker of Low. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

13 MINS

13:39

16 Nov 2022


#988

Video Game Music, Opinions on Rina Sawayama & Brian Eno

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the expansive world of video game soundtracks. They chat with Los Angeles Times critic Todd Martens about the innovative ways video game music is exciting listeners and enhancing gaming interactivity. They’ll also review new albums by Rina Sawayama and Brian Eno, and hear messages from Sound Opinions listeners.   Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops)   Featured Songs: Junebug & Ben Babbitt, "Too Late to Love You," Kentucky Route Zero (Original Soundtrack), Annapurna Interactive, 2020 Rina Sawayama, "This Hell," Hold The Girl, Dirty Hit, 2022 Rina Sawayama, "Frankenstein," Hold The Girl, Dirty Hit, 2022 Rina Sawayama, "Hold The Girl," Hold The Girl, Dirty Hit, 2022 Rina Sawayama, "Send My Love To John," Hold The Girl, Dirty Hit, 2022 Rina Sawayama, "Forgiveness," Hold The Girl, Dirty Hit, 2022 Brian Eno, "Who Gives a Thought," Foreverandevernomore, Verve, 2022 Brian Eno, "Garden of Stars," Foreverandevernomore, Verve, 2022 Brian Eno, "We Let It In," Foreverandevernomore, Verve, 2022 Jim Guthrie, "Lone Star," Sword & Sworcery LP - The Ballad of the Space Babies, Dark Flute, 2011 Tycho, "Send and Receive," Hohokum (Original Game Soundtrack), Ghostly International, 2004 Robyn Miller, "Myst Theme," Myst - The Soundtrack, Cyan, 1995 Austin Wintory, "I Was Born for This," Journey (Original Video Game Soundtrack), Sony, 2012 OFK, "Follow/Unfollow," Follow/Unfollow (Single), Teddy Dieff, 2021 Daniel Olsén & Jonathan Eng, "Dead of Night (feat. Linnea Olsson)," Sayonara Wild Hearts, Simogo AB, 2019 Melissa Carper, "Makin' Memories," Daddy's Country Gold, Melissa Carper/Mae Music, 2021 Fantastic Negrito, "Oh Betty," White Jesus Black Problems, Storefront, 2022 Teen Mortgage, "S.W.A.S.," Life/Death, King Pizza, 2019 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "The Mercy Seat," Tender Prey, Mute, 1988 Dead Man's Bones, "Pa Pa Power," Dead Man's Bones, Anti Inc., 2009 Scorpions, "In Search of the Peace of Mind," Lonesome Crow, Brain, 1972 The Who, "Sea and Sand," Quadrophenia, Track, 1973 NNAMDÏ, "I Don't Wanna Be Famous," Please Have a Seat, Secretly Canadian, 2022 ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

50 MINS

50:23

11 Nov 2022


#987

Representing Tulsa in Song

In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from a band that always represented their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

09 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:51

09 Nov 2022


#986

Superchunk Live, RIP Jerry Lee Lewis

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by indie rock stalwarts Superchunk for a live performance and interview at the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicago. The hosts also pay tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis.   Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops)   Featured Songs: Superchunk, "Endless Summer," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 Jerry Lee Lewis, "Great Balls of Fire," Great Balls of Fire (Single), Sun, 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis and the Nashville Teens, "Good Golly, Miss Molly (Live 1964)," Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, Philips, 1964 Jerry Lee Lewis, "Middle Age Crazy," Country Memories, Mercury, 1977 Superchunk, "This Night," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 Superchunk, "Wild Loneliness," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 Superchunk, "City of the Dead," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 Superchunk, "Endless Summer (Live on Sound Opinions)," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 Superchunk, "If You're Not Dark," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 Superchunk, "Learned to Surf (Live on Sound Opinions)," Majesty Shredding, Merge, 2010 ... Read more

04 Nov 2022

51 MINS

51:05

04 Nov 2022


#985

Songs About Frankenstein

In this bonus episode, Jim adds his favorite song about Frankenstein to the Desert Island Jukebox. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

02 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:06

02 Nov 2022


#984

Jimmy Jam on Working with Janet Jackson, Prince & More

Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. But finally in 2021, the duo released their debut album as artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Jimmy Jam about the record and his illustrious past work. Plus, we hear the song that got Garbage's Shirley Manson Hooked on Sonics.   Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops)   Featured Songs: Jam & Lewis, "Spinnin (feat. Mary J. Blige)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021 Jam & Lewis, "Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart) (feat. Mariah Carey)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021 Janet Jackson, "What Have You Done for Me Lately," Control, A&M, 1986 Jam & Lewis, "The Next Best Day (feat. Boyz II Men)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021 The S.O.S. Band, "Tell Me If You Still Care," On the Rise, Tabu/Epic, 1983 Cornbread Harris and Friends, "PutThe World," Cornbread Supreme Volume 1, 2631577 Records DK, 2002 Janet Jackson, "Control," Control, A&M, 1986 The S.O.S. Band, "Just Be Good to Me," On the Rise, Tabu/Epic, 1983 Jam & Lewis, "Happily Unhappy (feat. Toni Braxton)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021 New Edition, "Can You Stand the Rain," Heart Break, MCA, 1987 Janet Jackson, "Nasty," Control, A&M, 1986 The S.O.S. Band, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," SOS, Tabu, 1980 Janet Jackson, "Miss You Much," Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, A&M, 1989 Chaka Khan, "Angel," Funk This, Burgundy, 2007 Garbage, "No Gods No Masters," No Gods No Masters, Infectious Music, 2021 Stray Cats, "Stray Cat Strut," Stray Cats, Arista, 1981 Superchunk, "Endless Summer," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022 ... Read more

28 Oct 2022

50 MINS

50:14

28 Oct 2022


#983

Correcting the Record

In this bonus episode Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in response to a Patron's complaint about giving a legendary band short shrift.  Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

26 Oct 2022

06 MINS

06:57

26 Oct 2022


#982

Pearl Jam's Long Road, Opinions on Björk & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Steven Hyden about his new book on Pearl Jam. They recount the group’s quixotic attempt to fight Ticketmaster at the height of their fame and how they’ve maintained their career since. Jim and Greg also review new albums by Björk and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.   Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops)   Featured Songs: Pearl Jam, "Even Flow," Ten, Epic, 1991 Björk, "Atopos (feat. Kasimyn)," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022 Björk, "Fossora (feat. Kasimyn)," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022 Björk, "Sorrowful Soil," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022 Björk, "Mycelia," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Wolf," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Spitting Off the Edge of the World," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Different Today," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fleez," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022 Pearl Jam, "Jeremy," Ten, Epic, 1991 Pearl Jam, "Alive," Ten, Epic, 1991 Pearl Jam, "Porch (Live at Lollapalooza 92)," Ten, Epic, 1991 Pearl Jam, "Rearviewmirror," Vs., Epic, 1993 Pearl Jam, "Better Man," Vitalogy, Epic, 1994 Pearl Jam, "All Those Yesterdays," Yield, Epic, 1998 Pearl Jam, "Yellow Ledbetter," Jeremy (Single), Epic, 1992 Neil Young and Pearl Jam , "Rockin in the Free World (Live at the MTV Video Music Awards 93)," Freedom, Reprise, 1989 Pearl Jam, "Release (Live in Chicago 2013)," Ten, Epic, 1991 Pearl Jam, "Even Flow (Live in Chicago 2013)," Ten, Epic, 1991 Mary J. Blige, "No More Drama," No More Drama, MCA, 2001 ... Read more

21 Oct 2022

50 MINS

50:38

21 Oct 2022


#981

The Second Hardest Working Band in the Midwest

In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox that celebrates musicians with a work ethic strong enough to give a great performance no matter how big or small the gig. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: [bit.ly/2RyD5Ah] (https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah)  Mobile: [sayhi.chat/soundops] (https://sayhi.chat/soundops) Join our Facebook Group: [https://bit.ly/3sivr9T] (https://bit.ly/3sivr9T) Become a member on Patreon: [https://bit.ly/3slWZvc] (https://bit.ly/3slWZvc) Sign up for our newsletter: [https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG] (https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG) Make a donation via PayPal: [https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU] (https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU) ... Read more

19 Oct 2022

04 MINS

04:51

19 Oct 2022