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, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Emmy-winning music supervisor Susan Jacobs. Over her 30 year career, she's worked with direct...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It's Buried Treasures time yet again. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new under-the-radar music that you need to hear! Plus, they revis...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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As the lead guitarist of the groundbreaking political rock band the MC5, Wayne Kramer experienced both the highs of recognition and the sting of de...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Though music can be a mighty force that brings people together, it can also be weaponized. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look at memorable times...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Dessa is a poet, singer and hip hop artist who is as interested in scientific theory as she is in lyricism. Her latest album, Chime, showcases her ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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For decades, people have maligned disco music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take an in-depth look at the genre from its origins in m...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: under the radar tunes that you ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Over seven albums and 18 years, Mastodon has stretched the definition of metal. Co-founder, drummer and lyricist Brann Dailor recently joined hosts...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Brian Koppelman makes his living as the showrunner, co-creator and writer for the Showtime series Billions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk w...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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