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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice

Both Jim and Greg are fans of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. Kurt Vile has been on the scene for years, and was a founder of The War on Drugs. Courtney Barnett dropped her well-received debut Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit in 2015. Both Courtney and Kurt have been guests on Sound Opinions (separately). But that doesn't mean that Lotta Sea Lice (their collaborative album) would be an automatic slam dunk. However, to Jim, the album is like“chocolate and the peanut butter comes together, and they're even better than they are on their own.”Greg agrees, adding that "it's like an electric campfire record… it's two mutual admirers… plugging in the amps… [and playing] intimate yet casual guitar." For Jim and Greg it's a double Buy It.

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The Best Albums of 2017

It's Jim and Greg's favorite show of the year, where they get to reflect on the Best Albums of 2017. They also hear picks from listeners as well as the Sound Opinions production staff.

Go to episode 627
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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.

Go to episode 698