The Cue Sheet Podcast Episode 5: The music of ‘The Sopranos’ with Alex Zaragoza

music of The Sopranos

The Cue Sheet Podcast returns with a fresh plate of gabagool! Over the past year we’ve been isolated in our hyperbolic chambers, so we finally decided to get our teeth wet with one of the most acclaimed TV series of all time, The Sopranos, as well as all that that entrails.

We wade through seven (six and some change?) seasons of The Sopranos to find the greatest and most poignant musical moments scoring the exploits of the New Jersey family and the Soprano clan, from ’80s punk-rap bangers to soaring one-chorus-only power ballads. And we ask the important questions, like whether or not Tony Soprano would agree with Homer Simpson that rock music attained perfection in 1974.

Also, this month we’re joined by our friend and colleague Alex Zaragoza, senior culture writer at Vice, to chat about her favorite musical moments from the show, as well as to debate the merits of the use of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” in the final episode.

Listen to the episode below, as well as our Music of the Sopranos playlist, and keep your eye on the tiger.

Share your favorite The Sopranos music moments in the comments, and let us know if there’s a show you’d like us to cover!

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This podcast referenced the following articles:

Vice: How Michael Imperioli became Instagram’s favorite punk intellectual

Vice: Mapping every musical reference in ‘The Sopranos’

MTV: Journey singer insisted on knowing ‘Sopranos’ finale before allowing song use

Billboard: The 20 Best Musical Moments on ‘The Sopranos’

Vice: Creator David Chase revisits the music of ‘The Sopranos’


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