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Sound Opinions – podcast March 25, 2007

Posted by Walt in Favorites.

The best of all music podcasts is Sound Opinions. In recent weeks, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reviewed new albums by The Arcade Fire, The Shins, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem and Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

This past weekend in their South by Southwest wrap-up, Jim and Greg introduced us to Besnard Lakes, Bone-Box, Black Moth Super Rainbow, 120 Days, The Whigs, The Comas and The Pipettes, along with a couple of nasty bands. They also did an outstanding job of providing comments on the pros and cons of SXSW.

They have also had some great in-studio guests, including recently Lily Allen (love her attitude), Lupe Fiasco and Robin Hitchcock & Peter Buck (of REM fame).

The occasional “rock doctors” segment is also great. A caller with a music malady will tell the good doctors what feels good and what ails them. Typically, the caller is not in touch with much new music. Drs. Jim and Greg provide some prescriptions for listening and check back after a week to see if the patients has gotten better. It’s great fun.

I love being able to get in touch with new bands and favorite artists in a weekly, 1-hour dose. Listen weekly. That’s my prescription.



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