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Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun. Take 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. Hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kott.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 4:32pmBreak out your paisley shirt: psychedelic rockers Tame Impala are live in the studio! Kevin Parker and co. perform tracks from their latest album Lonerism. And later, Jim and Greg review the debut album from buzzed-about post-punk band, Savages.
Friday, May 3, 2013 4:10pmThis Week, Jim and Greg let the sports metaphors fly. They celebrate baseball's Opening Day by running down musical Grand Slams: four knockout albums in a row. Plus, have New Yorkers The Strokes hit it out of the park on album number five?
Friday, May 3, 2013 4:10pmShe played the Olympics opening ceremony, now Emeli Sandé takes her soulful pop to the Sound Opinions studio. Jim and Greg talk to the UK songwriter about breaking it big in the U.S. And later in the show, Jim and Greg review the new Jeff Tweedy-produced album from Low.
Friday, May 3, 2013 4:10pmJim and Greg remember a friend and critical hero: Roger Ebert. In 2006, the three critics sat down to talk music movies and Ebert's own rock 'n' roll past. (His story about meeting Sid Vicious will crack you up.) Later in the show, Jim and Greg look past the creepy album art and review the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' latest, Mosquito.
Friday, May 3, 2013 4:10pmPhilly-based guitar wizard Kurt Vile is live in the studio and ready to shred. Later, Jim and Greg review Bankrupt!, the new album from Sound Opinions alums Phoenix.