#472 The Annual Holiday Spectacular12/11/14
Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentric seasonal tunes. This year, it's a "Holiday Pop Parade."
#471 The Best Albums Of 2014
The end of the year is nigh! Jim and Greg look back at the Best Albums of 2014 and hear some of your picks.
Detroit postpunk band Protomartyr visits the Sound Opinions studio, and Jim and Greg review a new album by the Australian quintet The Preatures.
#469 Robert Plant
Jim and Greg are joined by the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant. Then they review the new album from TV on the Radio.
#468 The Turkeys Of The Year
Jim, Greg and the listeners nominate their most disappointing albums of 2014.
#467 Broken Bells
The Shins frontman James Mercer and super-producer Danger Mouse are the celestial rock duo Broken Bells. The pair joins Sound Opinions in Portland, Oregon for a special live performance and conversation.
#466 Pink Floyd's The Wall At 35
Jim and Greg conduct a classic album dissection of Pink Floyd’s epic double concept album The Wall, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in November. But first, they talk music and science with Science Friday host Ira Flatow.
#465 Rock Music And The Occult
Jim and Greg celebrate Halloween by dabbling in the dark arts with Peter Bebergal, author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll." Later they review a new release from Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks.
#464 Buried Treasures And Opinions On Bob Seger
While the charts are dominated by old standards like Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett, there are a ton of exciting, new and lesser-known acts that deserve your attention. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot bring you Buried Treasures.
#463 The Both And Opinions On Weezer
After finding surprising inspiration in Thin Lizzy in a hotel room, veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo joined forces to form The Both. Tune in for a conversation and live performance. Later Rivers Cuomo and Weezer are back with a new...
#462 The Greatest Guitar Riffs
Perhaps the most essential element of rock 'n' roll: The Guitar Riff. Jim, Greg and some listeners break it down and name their favorites. Then they review a new double album from another guitar legend, Prince.
#460 Tweedy Live at Lincoln Hall
Jeff & Spencer are "Tweedy." The Wilco frontman and his son join us for a special recording in front of a live audience at Chicago's Lincoln Hall.
#459 On James Brown Live At The Apollo
As film audiences “Get On Up,” hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at James Brown’s classic album Live at the Apollo. Later they review two new albums by Canadian power pop supergroup The New Pornographers and London Trip-Hop singer FKA Twigs.
#457 Benjamin Booker & Opinions On Robert Plant
New Orleans singer-guitarist Benjamin Booker talks about his blues influences and opening for Jack White and plays songs from his self-titled debut. Later hosts Jim and Greg review the new album from former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
#456 On 80's New Wave
Get out your skinny ties and don your best Flock of Seagulls hairdo. Jim and Greg celebrate Duran Duran, A-Ha and the best of 1980's New Wave with "Mad World" author Lori Majewski. Then, Jim and Greg review the latest album from iconic...
#391 Sound Opinions with Wild Belle
Wild Belle brings its brand of reggae-inspired psychedelic pop to the studio. And later, the robots are back. Jim and Greg don their chrome helmets for a review of Daft Punk's highly-anticipated new album Random Access Memories.
The Sound Opinions World Tour: Japan
Its stop number two on the Sound Opinions World Tour, and Jim and Greg are Big in Japan. Tokyo-based journalist Daniel Robson gives us an education in J-pop and the Japanese underground. And later, Jim and Greg review UK singer Jessie Wares stateside...
Sound Opinions on Nick Drake
Decades after his death, UK songwriter Nick Drake gets his due. Jim and Greg talk legacy and tribute albums with Drake producer Joe Boyd. And later, they review the new album from Canadian shoegazers The Besnard Lakes.
Sound Opinions with Kurt Vile
Philly-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.
Sound Opinions with Roger Ebert
Jim 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.
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