Buried Treasures & Guest Desert Island Jukebox

Buried Treasures

Jim and Greg dive into their piles and piles of new music to bring you their latest favorites. Plus, some of our favorite musicians tell us about the songs they'd want with them if they were stranded on a desert island.

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Buried Treasures

While you may be doing some spring cleaning on your playlists, we've got a few additions you need to hear! Jim, Greg and some listeners share some buried treasures: under-the-radar albums.


  • Walter "Wolfman" Washington, My Future Is My Past
  • Zilo, Don’t Waste My Time
  • Power Trip, Nightmare Logic
  • Ric Wilson, Banba


  • The Growlers, City Club
  • Deux Trois, Late Night Girls
  • cupcakKe, Ephorize
  • State of Sea, Illusions


  • Steve - Crushed Out, Stay Wild Gator Child
  • Brett from Riverside, IL - Ben LaMar Gay, Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun
  • Dan from Philadelphia - MAI LAN, Autopilote

Desert Island Jukebox

Often at the end of Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg add songs to the Desert Island Jukebox. This jukebox is filled with tracks that Jim and Greg would take with them if stranded on a desert island. They've posed this same age-old rock question to many of their guests. Here's the music that these artists say they can't live without:

  • Buzz Osborne of The Melvins: Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall
  • Dale Crover of The Melvins: The Rolling Stones, Through the Past, Darkly
  • Steve McDonald of The Melvins: The Jimi Hendrix Experience "If 6 Was Nine"
  • Penelope Spheeris: Japanese Zen Music and Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky"
  • Iron & Wine: Van Morrison  Veedon Fleece
  • Vic Mensa: Stevie Wonder "For Once in My Life"

Dear Listeners,

For more than 15 years, Sound Opinions was a production of WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station. Now that the show is independent, we're inviting you to join the band and lend a hand! We need your support more than ever because now we have to do all the behind-the-scenes work that WBEZ handled before (like buying insurance and paying for podcast hosting, ugh). Plus, we have some exciting ideas we'd like to try now that there's no one to tell us no!