Sound Opinions Episodes

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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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Aretha Franklin’s voice was powerful, moving, and unmistakable. Sound Opinions remembers the life, legacy and music of the Queen of Soul. Hosts Jim...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dig into Roxy Music's influential 1972 self-titled debut album. They get the inside story of the recording of Roxy...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take the show to the water with the episode Sound Opinions at Sea! They'll share some of their favorite...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Alice Cooper invented shock-rock in the 1970s, sparking controversy with his ghoulishly theatrical live shows and hard rock hits like "School's Out...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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PJ Morton is an indie soul artist that just happens to be in Maroon Five, one of the biggest pop groups in the country. But his solo sound is light...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time yet again from Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to open their treasure chests and reveal relatively unknown new albums YOU need to hear! They'l...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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So many talented musicians perform on Sound Opinions, but we don't always have time to air every song. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of the...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The year is half over and we think it's time to share some of our favorite albums of 2018 so far! Find out what albums hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two members of the Spanish women rock band Hinds about their unique take on punk rock and how they've re...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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