Mixtapes 2017 & Musical In Memoriam

Mixtapes 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, hosts Jim and Greg present DJ sets full of some of their favorite songs of the year. They’ll also pay tribute to some of the musicians who died in 2017.

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2017 In Memoriam

Obits 2017

2017 was another year full of devastating musician deaths from Tom Petty to Chuck Berry. Now, Jim and Greg take some time to pay tribute to those they haven’t covered in the last 12 months that hit them particularly hard.

  • Malcolm Young of AC/DC
  • Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens
  • Tommy Keene
  • Sunny Murray
  • Sylvia Moy

2017 in Song: Jim and Greg’s Mixtapes

Each year, Sound Opinions flips the page on the calendar with a mixtape that sums up the year in music.

Greg’s mixtape is organized as an homage to the themes explored in Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 opus DAMN. The themes include FEAR., EMPATHY., MOURNING., and TRUTH. Jim’s mixtape was inspired by what he calls the biggest story of 2017: the #MeToo movement.

Greg Kot’s 2017 Mixtape

  1. Van Hunt, Turn My TV On
  2. Knox Fortune, I Don’t Wanna Talk About It
  3. Alvvays, In Undertow
  4. Black Angels, I’d Kill for Her

Greg also has a much longer mixtape for 2017. You can listen to whole thing here.

Jim DeRogatis’ 2017 Mixtape

  1. Rhiannon Giddens, At the Purchaser’s Option
  2. Milck, Quiet
  3. Sad13, Get a Yes
  4. Lizzo, Truth Hurts

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