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1. Aleksa Safiya - Im So Sorry 2. Coline Creuzot - You Tried It (Unplugged) 3. Bailey Bryan - Anymore. 4. Lenci - Memories and Moments 5. Inayah - Nirvana (my mind) 6. Amara J - Inconsistent Love 7. Dunn Pearson, Jr. (feat. Dean Finesse Miller, Portia Martin & Patrice Rushen) - Tell Me 8. Sandra St. Victor - Coming Around 9. Raquel Rodriguez - Don't You Know 10. Zaakiyah Mccall - True Colors 11. Justine Skye, Rema - Twisted Fantasy 12. Esther feat. Tinashe - BAYNK 13. Maya B - Dont think abo ...
 
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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…
 
1. Aleksa Safiya - Im So Sorry 2. Coline Creuzot - You Tried It (Unplugged) 3. Bailey Bryan - Anymore. 4. Lenci - Memories and Moments 5. Inayah - Nirvana (my mind) 6. Amara J - Inconsistent Love 7. Dunn Pearson, Jr. (feat. Dean Finesse Miller, Portia Martin & Patrice Rushen) - Tell Me 8. Sandra St. Victor - Coming Around 9. Raquel Rodriguez - Don'…
 
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 …
 
Steve Cropper played guitar on some of the greatest songs of the 1960s including "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" and "Green Onions." Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Cropper about his long career as a session musician and producer. Plus they review new albums from Bachelor and H.E.R. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become…
 
Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard analyzes the song that led him to pursue a life in music. 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…
 
It's our second-favorite show of the year: the best albums of the year so far. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released so far in 2021. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: ht…
 
In this bonus podcast we welcome contributor Althea Legaspi to share how music festivals are planning to keep people safe and healthy as they come back after COVID-19. Plus she shares her pick for a viral song that's worth hearing. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via…
 
Pino Palladino is a legendary bassist who’s played with everyone from The Who to Nine Inch Nails to D’Angelo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Pino about his storied career, playing style and about the first album where he's taking center stage, Notes With Attachments. Plus, the hosts review some new music from Japanese Breakfast and Wolf…
 
Jim plays a song that paved the way for riot grrrl, but wasn't immediately appreciated as substantive art when it was released. 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 Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah…
 
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried treasures: new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus, they'll review new albums from Olivia Rodrigo and Monster Magnet. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via P…
 
Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about their new album, Sketchy, and the complicated ideas about race that informed it. Plus, they interview writer Josh Terry about how the live music industry can be more accessible as concerts resume. Accessibility Interview Transcript: https://soundopinions.or…
 
Author Dawnie Walton was on the show in April. Here's some parts of that conversation that didn't fit into the original episode, including her thoughts on Kim Gordon and David Bowie. 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 Record a Voice Me…
 
As spring releases continue to sprout up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can't wait to share their opinions on some new music. Plus, they interview researcher and writer Ron Knox about how the music ecosystem can be saved, and why breaking up "Big Music" is the answer. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: ht…
 
Greg pays tribute to Delmark Records founder Bob Koester and The Staples Singers' Pervis Staples, both behind the scenes legends of the Chicago music scene. 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 Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah…
 
Malaco Records is the longest-running independent label in American history, but most white music fans have never heard of it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Rob Bowman about his book, "The Last Soul Company: The Malaco Records Story." Plus, they review new records by Miranda Lambert and girl in red. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit…
 
For decades, Heart’s Nancy Wilson has been connecting with audiences through her masterful guitar playing and spot-on harmony vocals. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with her about her illustrious career and her debut studio solo album. Plus, they review new records from Art d'Ecco and Marianne Faithfull. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.…
 
Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview authors Jeff Chang and Davey D about their new edition of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," the essential hip hop history first published 16 years ago. Plus Jim and Greg review new albums by Dry Cleaning and Dawn Richard and hear what song got Beach Bunny inspired to pursue music as a career. Join our Facebook Group…
 
This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs defined by their backing vocals, much like Merry Clayton left her mark on The Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter." Plus they review the new album from Eleventh Dream Day and learn what they're missing in Brockhampton. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a memb…
 
This week, it's Sound Opinions at the movies! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with actor and musician Paul Raci, who is nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film Sound of Metal. They discuss the movie and the lack of representation for deaf people in the arts. Then, the hosts talk with the co-director of the movie Without Getting…
 
Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear! Plus we find out how SXSW moved their festival online this year. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3rozD7u Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via Pa…
 
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