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Show #83: 06.29.07
Guest:
Peter Bjorn and John
Topic: Whistling Songs
Review: The Smashing Pumpkins

This week on the show Swedish trio Peter Bjorn & John join Jim, Greg and a live studio audience for an interview and special acoustic performance. Jim and Greg have deemed the band's hit track "Young Folks" one of the greatest "Whistling Songs" in pop music. So, in honor of their visit, the hosts will discuss other great moments in rock whistling.

Footnotes: (link)
Reviews: (link)
Bonus Song "Paris 2004": (link)
Bonus Song "Young Folks": (link)
Bonus Song "Amsterdam": (link)
Bonus Song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off": (link)

Listen to the MP3 Stream: (link)
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Show #82: 06.22.07
Topic: Hip-Hop Under Fire with Chuck D, Mark Anthony Neal, and Joan Morgan
Reviews: White Stripes, Kelly Clarkson

Ever since Don Imus uttered those controversial words on his radio show, hip hop has been feeling the heat. To make sense of recent debates about the genre, Jim and Greg will talk with rapper Chuck D and a panel of hip hop insiders about language, race, gender, and of course, music.

Footnotes: (link)
Reviews: (link)

Listen to the MP3 Stream: (link)
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Show #81: 06.15.07
Topic: The Midyear 2007 Best of Lists

The Best of 2007 (So Far): While most critics make their best-of lists at the end of the year, Jim and Greg figure—why wait? Tune in this week to hear which albums are already big contenders.

Footnotes: (link)

Listen to the MP3 Stream: (link)
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Show #80: 06.08.07
Guest: The Decemberists
Review: Paul McCartney

Colin Meloy and the members of The Decemberists visit the show for a lively conversation and performance. Also, tune in for a review of the latest from Paul McCartney.

Footnotes: (link)
Reviews: (link)
Bonus Song "Oh Valencia": (link)
Bonus Song "Perfect Crime":
(link)
Bonus Song "I'll Come Running":
(link)
Bonus Song "Summersong":
(link)

Listen to the MP3 Stream: (link)
Download the Podcast: (Download the MP3)

Show #79: 06.01.07
Topic: Cover Songs
Reviews: Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Joni Mitchell Tribute

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...or so they say. This week on Sound Opinions Jim and Greg will discuss rock music's form of imitation: the cover song. Tune in to hear the hosts' picks for best cover songs, as well as some of yours. Then, they'll review new cover albums from Patti Smith and Bryan Ferry.

Footnotes: (link)
Reviews: (link)

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