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Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

Sound Opinions is your one-stop-shop for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation. Each week hosts and nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk about pop culture and music industry news, interview artists and bands, review new record releases and highlight their all-time favorite rock and roll. And, because on Sound Opinions, "everyone's a critic," listeners are invited to join in the debate.


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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by country singer-songwriter Margo Price. Price is signed to Jack White's Third Man Records,...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Almost 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell released what became her signature album, Blue. The record is full of complex lyrics, gorgeous...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Forget “Keep Calm and Carry On.” This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot play their favorite Anxious Anthems. Then, they chat with some listene...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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What role do drums play in Rock? Should that be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? Th...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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For the last 50 years, John Prine has garnered a multi-generational fan base through his nuanced storytelling as a songwriter and performer. The ba...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg dive into their piles and piles of new music to bring you their latest favorites. Plus, some of our favorite musicians tell us about t...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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With Slayer's farewell tour approaching, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their interview with two members of the iconic thrash metal band-...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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And they're off! In honor of the Kentucky Derby, it seemed like the perfect time to explore a relatively common theme in music - horses. Hosts Jim ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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For country singer/songwriter Jason Isbell's latest record, "The Nashville Sound," he wrote about his role as a father and an artist in today's Ame...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the legend of Captain Beefheart, a musician with a larger-than-life personality who blurred the lines of m...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The Regrettes are a young band that blends 1960s girl group sensibilities with the edge of Bikini Kill. Their debut album, Feel Your Feelings, Fool...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Though originally panned by many critics, the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St. is now considered a masterpiece. Jim DeRogatis and Greg ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot make their annual pilgrimage to the South By Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. They'll report on some o...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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What happens when artists take a look inward at the music business? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot play the best Songs About the Music Industry. Then, ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dig up some buried treasures - albums that aren't yet in the mainstream but that deserve some more attention. Plus...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A film's soundtrack can be as memorable as its visuals. So as awards season winds down, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pick some of their favorite film...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Don Was is a bassist in the band Was (Not Was), a successful music producer for artists like The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, and the president of...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In many ways, Chicago artist and producer Sir the Baptist is a chaplain in the R&B scene. He creates hip hop infused music that bridges the gap bet...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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When candy, flowers, and love notes fail to woo your sweetie back, there's only one thing left to do: stake out under a window, hold up that boom b...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00