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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, July 24, 2014 3:39pmSinger-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her recent album The River & the Thread and talks about carrying on her family's legacy and why there's no love lost between her and country music. This interview was recorded in front of an audience at WXPN in Philadelphia. Later Jim and Greg review the new release from another singer-songwriter, Jenny Lewis.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:07pmSound Opinions celebrates the 30th anniversary of the greatest rock movie ever: This Is Spinal Tap. Jim and Greg turn it up to 11 and discuss the fine line between clever and stupid with comedian and director Rob Reiner. Later they review the new album from English brooder Morrissey.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:16pmJim and Greg unearth some "Buried Treasures": bands that you might not have heard of but should. Then they review new album from First Aid Kit and Brian Eno & Karl Hyde.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:17pmJim and Greg look back at the classic Prince album Purple Rain on its 30th anniversary. They talk to Prince collaborators Wendy & Lisa about the album's avant-garde pop sound and suggestive lyrics. Later they review a new album by the metal band Mastodon.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:51pmIt's never too early to start making lists! Tune in for The Best Albums of 2014…so far. Later, Jim and Greg review a new contender by Husker Du founder Bob Mould.