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The Opus

Consequence and Sony bring you an exploration of iconic albums and their ongoing legacy. Join host Adam Unze as he examines how masterpieces continue to evolve: shaping lives, shaking rafters, and ingraining themselves into our culture. Maybe you’re a longtime fan who wants to go deeper. Maybe you’re a first-time listener curious to hear more. Either way, you’re in the right place.

Episodes

The Legacy of Alice in Chains' Dirt Spans Generations
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Alice in Chains’ Dirt Is a Work of Dark, Personal Lyrical Genius: The Opus
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How Alice in Chains' Sonic Alchemy Led to the Unique Sounds of Dirt: The Opus
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Alice in Chains' Dirt Was a Venn Diagram of Grunge, Metal, and Hard Rock: The Opus
Show Details25min 48s
The Opus: Alice in Chains' Dirt is Coming Soon
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The Real Riot Behind Sly and the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin On
Show Details21min 38s
Sly and the Family Stone Really Was a Family Affair
Show Details19min 57s
A Message About The Opus: Sly and the Family Stone
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There's a Riot Goin On: Sly and the Family Stone's Musical Riot Still Rages Through Decades of Sampling
Show Details15min 53s
There's a Riot Goin On: Sly and the Family Stone Kicked Off a Funk Riot in 1971
Show Details18min 48s
Ten: The Final Show of Pearl Jam's First Tour Heralded Future Stardom
Show Details24min 42s
The Best Songs on Pearl Jam's Ten Aren't the Singles
Show Details31min 54s
Ten: Jeff Ament's Art Helped Define Pearl Jam
Show Details19min 36s
Ten: Pearl Jam Is Alive Because of an Unlikely Series of Events
Show Details28min 51s
Cypress Hill’s Weed Rap Changed Cannabis Culture
Show Details17min 54s
Cypress Hill Revolutionized Hip-Hop via Hard Rock and Latin Funk
Show Details21min 35s
Cypress Hill’s Chemistry Made for Explosive Hip-Hop
Show Details18min 43s
Cypress Hill: Southern California Was a Cultural Powder Keg
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Just As I Am: Bill Withers’ Songs and Booker T. Jones’ Mind Were a Match Made in Soul Heaven
Show Details27min 33s
Just As I Am Episode 3: Bill Withers' Just as I Am Was Populist Soul for Complicated Times
Show Details22min 52s
Just As I Am Episode 2: Bill Withers Remains a Voice of Protest
Show Details20min 37s
Just as I Am: Bill Withers Went from Blue-Collar Everyman to Soul Legend
Show Details22min 16s
The Score: Fugees In the Lab
Show Details26min 17s
The Score: Fugees In Haiti
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The Score: Fugees In the Basement
Show Details21min 35s
The Score: Fugees at the Crossroads
Show Details24min 48s
Pearl: Janis Joplin, The Feminist Icon
Show Details27min 11s
Pearl: The Last Days of Janis Joplin
Show Details22min 20s
Pearl: The Janis Joplin We Never Knew
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Pearl: Janis Joplin Never Stopped Singing
Show Details26min 50s
Abraxas: The Beats Beyond Santana
Show Details24min 21s
Abraxas: Charting the Influence of Santana
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Abraxas: The Band Behind Santana
Show Details55min 44s
Abraxas: Carlos Santana Truly Arrived After Woodstock
Show Details33min 16s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 11: Santana's Abraxas
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Whitney Houston: Behold, the Everlasting Star!
Show Details35min 57s
Whitney Houston: The Science Behind the Voice
Show Details37min 34s
Whitney Houston: Whitney's Billboard Run Contains Multitudes
Show Details33min 8s
The Infamous: Mobb Deep Crafted Their Own Language
Show Details27min 41s
The Infamous: Experience Outweighs Practice
Show Details40min 59s
The Infamous: Finding Success By Learning From Failure
Show Details41min 43s
The Infamous: Mobb Deep's Commitment to the Truth
Show Details32min 52s
Bitches Brew: Breaking Down the Album Artwork
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Bitches Brew: The Expanding Universe of Miles Davis
Show Details36min 21s
Bitches Brew: The Indefinable Greatness of Miles Davis
Show Details40min 3s
Bitches Brew: The Importance of Challenging Music
Show Details36min 12s
Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Sounds of the Influenced [Bonus]
Show Details23min 7s
Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Importance of Creative Conflict
Show Details30min 58s
Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Bridge to Beyoncé
Show Details31min 45s
Bridge Over Troubled Water: Sailing with Simon and Garfunkel
Show Details32min 7s
London Calling: Radio Clash's Timeless Transmissions
Show Details32min 15s
London Calling: Clash of the Cultures
Show Details31min 16s
London Calling: The Clash's Great Rebellion
Show Details28min 15s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 6: The Clash's London Calling
Show Details1min 36s
Blizzard of Ozz: The People vs. Ozzy Osbourne
Show Details31min 8s
Blizzard of Ozz: The Unexpected Influence of Ozzy Osbourne
Show Details25min 30s
Blizzard of Ozz: The Prince of Darkness Finds Unlikely Shelter
Show Details25min 21s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 5: Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz
Show Details1min 36s
Red Headed Stranger: The Wonderful World of Willie
Show Details26min 2s
Red Headed Stranger: Betting It All on Being Different
Show Details24min
Red Headed Stranger: Willie Nelson's Outlaw Rebirth
Show Details22min 40s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 4: Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger
Show Details1min 35s
Grace: Keeping Jeff Buckley's Legacy Alive
Show Details34min 17s
Grace: Buckley and Grace After Death
Show Details28min 36s
Grace: Post-Gender, Post-Genre: The Voice of Jeff Buckley
Show Details35min 3s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 3: Jeff Buckley's Grace
Show Details53s
Electric Ladyland: The Enduring Legacy of Hendrix
Show Details21min 33s
Electric Ladyland: The Cinematic Immortality of Hendrix
Show Details32min 36s
Electric Ladyland: The Studio Wizardry of Hendrix
Show Details16min 32s
Electric Ladyland: The Deification of Jimi Hendrix
Show Details22min 22s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 2: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland
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Blood on the Tracks: How Dylan Birthed Bootleg Culture
Show Details30min 56s
Blood on the Tracks: Evaluating Dylan's Cinematic Legacy
Show Details34min 18s
Blood on the Tracks: Beth Orton and Kevin Morby on Dylan's Songwriting Process
Show Details24min 17s
Blood on the Tracks: Canonizing Bob Dylan's Human Opus
Show Details30min 41s
Welcome to The Opus - Season 1: Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks
Show Details1min 11s