#514 London Calling, Disclosure, & Keith Richards10/02/15
London Calling, the double album masterpiece by British punk band The Clash, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay it tribute with a Classic Album Dissection. Then they review the new albums by electronic duo...
#513 Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper invented shock-rock in the 1970s, sparking controversy with his ghoulishly theatrical live shows and hard rock hits like Schools Out and Im Eighteen. Alice Cooper joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a career-spanning conversation.
#512 Wire, Blackalicious, & Low
Experimental art-punk band Wire has had a tremendous influence on music forming in 1976. And unlike most first wave punks, the group continues to release challenging music into the 21st century. Wire joins Jim and Greg for a special live performance...
#511 Oliver Sacks And Back To School
Time to sharpen those #2 pencils. With classes back in session, its time for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to present some more of their favorite Back-To-School songs. Plus, we remember the late great neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks.
#510 Bully, The Weeknd & Yo La Tengo
Led by singer/songwriter Alicia Bognanno, Nashvilles Bully draws upon the sound of the 90s alternative era to create blistering two-minute anthems. Bully joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a discussion and live performance. Plus, reviews of...
#509 Ernie Isley & Titus Andronicus
The Isley Brothers have scored hits in six different decades thanks to an ever-evolving sound, stretching from doo-wop to psychedelic funk to disco. Guitarist Ernie Isley joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a career spanning discussion. Then...
#508 The Rock Doctors And Doctor Dre
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot put on their white coats once again as the Rock Doctors try to save a patient in desperate musical need. This time they attempt to revive a woman bored by rock’s recent formulaic trends.
#507 Buried Treasures
Great records are released every year that, for whatever reason, fly under the radar. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot unearth some of their latest musical Buried Treasures. Plus, we hear the untold story of the Patient Zero of music piracy.
#506 Television And Music
Television has entered its Golden Age and music is playing an essential role. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot examine the evolving use of music in commercials and TV shows from Mad Men to Empire to The Voice.
#505 The Grateful Dead At 50
The Grateful Dead has the most devoted following of any rock band in history, but also has its fair share of detractors. Jim and Greg reexamine the legacy of The Grateful Dead as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary. Later, a review of the debut...
#504 Kate Pierson Of The B52's
Since 1976, The B-52’s have combined a zany punk attitude with avant-garde sensibilities. Singer Kate Pierson joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about the band’s history and her first solo album Guitars and Microphones. Then...
#503 Tame Impala
Led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala made huge waves in both hemispheres with the release of their album Lonerism in 2012. They join Jim and Greg for a discussion and live performance. Then, Jim and Greg...
#502 Summer Songs & Jessica Hopper
The hot sun is beating down and we’re busy waxing our surfboards. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share more of their favorite Summer Songs. Plus, they speak with music writer Jessica Hopper about her new anthology of criticism.
#501 Torres & Miguel
Torres, the musical project of Georgia native Mackenzie Scott, has shown off her prodigious songwriting abilities in two critically acclaimed and intensely emotional albums. Torres joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation and live...
Sound Opinions is celebrating its 500th episode. To mark this milestone, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share highlights from throughout the show’s history and look ahead to the next 500 episodes.
#499 The Life And Music Of BB King
B.B. King, the international ambassador for the blues, passed away in May. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the life and music of the great guitarist with a classic album dissection of King’s Live at the Regal. Then they review the latest...
#498 The Best Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
The year is only half over and already there are too many great new records to keep up with. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take a breath and catch you up on the Best Albums of 2015 So Far.
#497 Zola Jesus And Florence + The Machine
Electronic artist Zola Jesus uses her powerful operatic voice to create a uniquely dark and cinematic sound. She joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation and live performance.
#496 Sharpling & Wurster And Spring Reviews
Along with the warm weather each year comes record release season, with exciting new albums put out by major artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get you up to speed by offering a review roundup of new releases from Alabama Shakes, Mumford &...
#495 Passion Pit & Shamir
Passion Pit first broke through via MySpace with its danceable electronic sound. But beneath the bright synth-pop are often tortured lyrics about frontman Michael Angelakos’s struggle with manic depression. Angelakos joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...
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