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In this bonus podcast, Jim and Greg share a couple more buried treasure picks and talk with producer Alex Claiborne about her experience at the recent Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah…
 
With the volume of music released each week, some is bound to not get the attention it deserves. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their recent finds and shine a light on them. They also talk with Israeli musician Tamar Aphek about her album "All Bets Are Off." Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member o…
 
In this bonus podcast, Sound Opinions associate producer Sol Delgadillo interviews return guest Leon Bridges about his third album "Gold-Diggers Sound" and what it's like to hear his song "The River" so often in auditions for The Voice. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voic…
 
In the great glam rock tradition, Art d’Ecco is making dynamic, melodic music as his costumed alter ego. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with singer, songwriter and keyboardist Art d’Ecco about his new album In Standard Definition, influences like Brian Eno and Marc Bolan and more. Plus, the hosts review the latest from Drake and the new Hals…
 
In this bonus episode contributor Althea Legaspi talks with DJ Beverly Bond about her organization, Black Girls Rock! Althea also talks with Jim and Greg about the current state of live music dealing with COVID and shares a new track going viral on social media. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit…
 
As Sound Opinions celebrates our first year as an independent production, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about breaking free. They also review the new album by Kanye West, pay tribute to Lee Scratch Perry and play recent listener comments. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https…
 
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview British singer Yola, whose new album blurs genres and breaks her out of the country niche of her previous work. Plus, they pay tribute to the late, great Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our …
 
In this bonus podcast we hear more from our recent interview with Richard Thompson. He comments on jamming with Led Zeppelin, discovering French music from his dad's record collection, avoiding his dad's police station while gigging in London and a strange encounter with Buck Owens. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on…
 
In this bonus podcast Jim talks with author Kathy Iandoli about her new book, "Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah." As much of her music comes to streaming platforms for the first time and details about R Kelly's predatory involvement with her are revealed in court, Aaliyah is very much in the news, even two decades after her death. As Kathy puts i…
 
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson this week. They discuss his memoir Beeswing, his time in Fairport Convention and how the iconic folk rock band stood out in a sea of blues and traditional rock bands. The hosts also review new albums by Naked Raygun and Amythyst Kiah. Take our Survey: https…
 
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect Yes’ 1977 masterpiece album Going For the One. They talk about the progressive rock band’s history, the rich music and interview lead singer Jon Anderson about the making of the record. They also review the latest album from rapper Tyler, the Creator. Take our Survey: https://bit.ly/3i4BWdinsn Joi…
 
Jim takes a trip to the desert island to play the song "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes. The 1981 song is often thought of as just another one-hit wonder, but Jim highlights not only Carnes's signature vocals but also the use of a unique instrument. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc S…
 
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Billboard VP and author Leila Cobo about her book, "Decoding Despacito," which charts the rise of Latin music in the United States. They also review Billie Eilish's new album and a new release from Prince's archives. Take our Survey: https://bit.ly/3i4BWdinsn Join our Facebook Group: https://bit…
 
This week, we hear what songs some of our past guests like Todd Rundgren and Tune-Yards would want with them on a desert island. Plus hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music journalist Steven Hyden about the new documentary "Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage." Take our Survey: https://bit.ly/3i4BWdinsn Join our Facebook Group: https://bit…
 
In this bonus podcast news contributor Althea Legaspi talks with Alejandro Escovedo about his work to make mental health care accessible to music industry professionals. Jim, Greg and Althea also discuss the state of mental health in the music industry more broadly, including the recent developments with Britney Spears. Join our Facebook Group: htt…
 
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some music you may have missed that you need to hear. We call these songs buried treasures. Plus, they talk with Damon Locks about his Black Monument Ensemble project, bid farewell to Biz Markie and hear from some listeners. Take our Survey: https://bit.ly/3i4BWdinsn Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3si…
 
In this bonus podcast producer Andrew Gill interviews comedian Chris Gethard about his new stand up special "Half My Life" and the connections between music and comedy. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: https://b…
 
Dawn Richard is a thriving indie artist making exciting and genre blending music on her own terms. But nothing could have prepared her for the chaos that would come from beginning her career as a member of the Diddy-constructed pop group, Danity Kane. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Dawn about her fantastic new album Second Line and abou…
 
In this bonus podcast Kendall Polidori talks about her article for the Chicago Reader about the current state of Chicago venues and the benefit albums trying to help keep them afloat. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice …
 
Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. More than twenty years after it's release hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Steven Hyden about how the album was made and its lasting impact. Plus Jim and Greg talk with author Paul Gorman about the subversive life of Malcolm M…
 
Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox that he thought featured Steve Cropper on guitar, but actually has Booker T. Jones playing organ and guitar. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah…
 
Fay Milton is best known as the drummer of Savages, but lately her focus has been getting the music world involved in fighting climate change. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Milton and revisit an interview with Joe Talbot of IDLES, another English group working for change. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member …
 
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