Sound Opinions Show

Sep 24, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up… The 35th anniversary of The Clash’s punk rock masterpiece London Calling. Plus, new music from British electronic duo Disclosure and a solo album from Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.




Fresh off Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, the Vatican has announced that he will be releasing a pop album in November. The album takes excerpts of his speeches and sets them to uplifting progressive rock accompaniment.


Americana singer/songwriter Ryan Adams has released a track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, and both albums are now in the Billboard Top Ten. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, however, find the release to be nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt.


Jim and Greg conduct a Classic Album Dissection of London Calling by English punk band The Clash. The highly acclaimed double album was released 35 years ago in the U.S. The critics discuss the making of the record and why it represented such a huge leap forward for the band, incorporating elements of genres like reggae, ska, and country.



Jim and Greg review Caracal, the second studio album by English electronic duo Disclosure. The album features several guest vocalists including Sam Smith, Lorde, and Miguel.


Jim and Greg review Crosseyed Heart by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The album is Richards’s first solo effort in 23 years.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.