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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This week, we hear what songs some of our past guests like Todd Rundgren and Tune-Yards would want with them on a desert island. Plus hosts Jim DeR...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some music you may have missed that you need to hear. We call these songs buried treasures. Plus, they talk ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Dawn Richard is a thriving indie artist making exciting and genre blending music on her own terms. But nothing could have prepared her for the chao...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. More than twenty years after it's releas...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Fay Milton is best known as the drummer of Savages, but lately her focus has been getting the music world involved in fighting climate change. Host...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Steve Cropper, Credit: Michael Wilson
Steve Cropper played guitar on some of the greatest songs of the 1960s including "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" and "Green Onions." Hosts Jim D...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's our second-favorite show of the year: the best albums of the year so far. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums re...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Pino Palladino is a legendary bassist who’s played with everyone from The Who to Nine Inch Nails to D’Angelo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried treasures: new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus, they'll review new albums from Oli...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about their new album, Sketchy, and the complicated ideas ab...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As spring releases continue to sprout up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can't wait to share their opinions on some new music. Plus, they intervi...

  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Malaco Records is the longest-running independent label in American history, but most white music fans have never heard of it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis ...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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For decades, Heart’s Nancy Wilson has been connecting with audiences through her masterful guitar playing and spot-on harmony vocals. Hosts Jim DeR...

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview authors Jeff Chang and Davey D about their new edition of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," the essential hip hop ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs defined by their backing vocals, much like Merry Clayton left her mark on The...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, it's Sound Opinions at the movies! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with actor and musician Paul Raci, who is nominated for an Osca...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Black women haven't been celebrated enough in rock music. Author Dawnie Walton talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about how that inspired ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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On the occassion of our 800th episode, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back on the show with past producer and listener feedback. They also r...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00