Songs About Giving Thanks, Opinions on IDLES & Courtney Barnett


With Thanksgiving coming up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks. Plus they review highly anticipated new albums from Courtney Barnett and IDLES. 

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Things Take Time, Take Time Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett Things Take Time, Take Time

Jim and Greg review past Sound Opinions guest Courtney Barnett's third studio album Things Take Time, Take Time. Barnett had previously moved in an alternative rock direction, but this album sees her returning to her singer-songwriter roots.

Crawler IDLES


The hosts review the fourth album from UK post-punks, IDLES, Crawler. Lead singer Joe Talbot was a recent guest on Sound Opinions. With Crawler the band is moving past the “bumper sticker” choruses that originally drew people to them and turning more introspective, prompting comparisons to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Songs About Giving Thanks


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Jim and Greg are sharing their favorite songs about giving thanks. From ‘90s mega-hits to ‘60s cast-offs, they’re digging deep to offer a suitable soundtrack to the holiday.

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