Buried Treasures, Rock Doctors, Opinions on Marvin Gaye

As music critics and connoisseurs, Jim and Greg always have new under-the-radar tracks that you need to hear! This week, they'll share some of their latest buried treasures. They'll also check in as the Rock Doctors to give some musical advice to a patient in need, as well as share their thoughts on the recent posthumous release by Marvin Gaye.

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Buried Treasures

It's time once again for Jim and Greg to share some of their buried treasures - new songs you haven't heard that you need to!

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Rock Docs

Music plays a different role in every listener's life. When Sound Opinions listeners are having trouble getting enough“vitamin M,”they know they can turn to the Rock Doctors. Doctors Kot and DeRogatis aren‘t licensed, but are happy to prescribe musical medicine whatever the patient’s need.

This week our patient is Adam, a guy who has made a lot of changes over the past five years: job change, divorce and an attempt to feel less numb from substance use. Unfortunately, most of his favorite music has deep associations with those very substances. He's looking for new-to-him music that's free of all that baggage.

Greg recommends the song "Continental Breakfast" by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile from their album Lotta Sea Lice. He says the song reminds him of the importance of friendship and letting your guard down.

Jim recommends the song "This Year" by The Mountain Goats from their album The Sunset Tree after seeing it in the final scene of the documentary Minding The Gap. He says the chorus,“I'm going to make it through this year if it kills me”is unforgettable. Listen in to find out how the songs worked for Adam.

Unless you are a full-time rock critic, it can be difficult to maintain good musical health. That's where the Rock Doctors come in. Do you have a musical allergy or addiction? Or do you have a friend or relative who needs an intervention? The Sound Opinions clinic has its doors open​.

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Marvin Gaye You're The Man

Nearly 50 years after it was initially planned to be released, Marvin Gaye's album You're The Man is finally available. To understand why it was so delayed, Jim and Greg turn to producer Ayana Contreras, an expert on soul music. In their review, Jim and Greg agree the album is a gift and a perfect bridge between What's Going On and Let's Get It On. Tracks like "The World Is Rated X" are still relevant in 2019.


Featured Songs

  1. Tourist Activities, Crystal River, Off My Mind - EP, Tourist Activities, 2019
  2. Pom Poko, Day Tripper, Birthday, Bella Union, 2019
  3. Steffanie Christi'an, Limbo, It's Complicated, EVRY Music, 2019
  4. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Tacoma Black Party (Live), Live at KEXP! (Live), Plaid Room, 2018
  5. Super Sonic Space Rebels, Watch You Burn, Super Sonic Space Rebels, Super Sonic Space Rebels, 2017
  6. Sebastian Adé, Parachute, Parachute (Single), Sweetest Sounds, 2019
  7. Jenny Tolman, High Class White Trash, High Class White Trash (Single), Old Sol, 2019
  8. Yugen Blakrok, Picture Box, Anima Mysterium, I.O.T, 2019
  9. Brant Bjork, Guerrilla Funk, Jacoozzi, Heavy Psych Sounds, 2019
  10. Mojo Juju, Think Twice, Native Tongue, Australian Broadcast Corp, 2018
  11. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Continental Breakfast, Lotta Sea Lice, Matador, 2017
  12. The Mountain Goats, This Year, The Sunset Tree, 4AD, 2005
  13. Marvin Gaye, You're the Man, Pt. I & II, You're the Man, Motown, 2019
  14. Marvin Gaye, You're the Man - Alternate Version, You're the Man, Motown, 2019
  15. Marvin Gaye, We Can Make It Baby, You're the Man, Motown, 2019
  16. The Originals, We Can Make It Baby, Naturally Together, Soul, 1970
  17. Marvin Gaye, My Last Chance - SalaAM ReMi Remix, You're the Man, Motown, 2019
  18. Marvin Gaye, The World Is Rated X, The World Is Rated X (Single), Motown, 1986
  19. Marvin Gaye, The World Is Rated X - Alternate Mix, You're the Man, Motown, 2019
  20. Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On, Let's Get It On, Tamla, 1973
  21. Moby, Extreme Ways, 18, Mute, 2002
  22. The Partridge Family, Echo Valley 2-6809, Sound Magazine, Bell, 1971
  23. Jenny Lewis, Wasted Youth, On The Line, Warner Bros, 2019
  24. Janelle Monáe, Hell You Talmbout, Hell You Talmbout (Single), Wondaland, 2015
  25. Junior Murvin, Police & Thieves, Police & Thieves, Island, 1977
  26. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Just Like Honey, Psychocandy, Blanco y Negro, 1985