Ira Robbins, Billie Eilish & Shellac Reviews

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Ira Robbins, founder of Trouser Press magazine with Dave Schulps and Karen Rose which inspired a generation of underground music writers. Plus, the hosts review new music from Billie Eilish and Shellac.

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00:01:00 Review: Billie Eilish Hit Me Hard and Soft


The new album from the dark pop queen has a certified hit in "Lunch," but does the rest measure up?

To All Trains Shellac

Shellac To All Trains

The final album from Steve Albini’s long-running trio with Bob Weston and Todd Trainor is high caliber minimalist rock.

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Zip It Up

In 1974 Ira Robbins, Dave Schulps, and Karen Rose founded Trouser Press magazine. Now the new book “Zip It Up” collects the best writing from the magazine’s ten year original run. Jim and Greg talk with Ira Robbins about the magazine’s origins and the state of music criticism today.

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