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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate for a deep dive into his early career. The hosts also review new a...

  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also pay...

  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Mary Timony about her illustrious career spanning more than 14 studio albums and her past projects along...

  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are sharing their favorite songs about babies! They’ll also hear selections from the production staff. ...

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk all-things college radio with Dr. Katherine Rye Jewell, author of Live from the Underground: A History of Col...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the eclectic garage-rock duo who recently released th...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview producer and composer JLIN, a former steelworker from Gary, Indiana who features Björk, Phillip Glass and...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, Bob Spitz’s book is the most in-depth and expansive yet. This week, h...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also pay...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Over the long tenure of Sound Opinions, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot mentioned Brian Eno countless times. They think it's time to tackle a clas...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots about his memoir. The hosts also review the new alb...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take the show out of the recording studio and into the karaoke bar as they share some of their favorite...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis talks with Chicago alt-rock legend, Louise Post, a guitarist, singer, and cofounder of the band Veruca Salt. The hosts also revi...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5. They’ll revisit their...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking a sonic vacation from another dreary winter by sharing their favorite songs about getting away! They al...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also pay...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with artist, singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods about her third album, Water Made Us. They a...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs that they loved as TV show theme songs. Plus the hosts review the new album from Peter Gabriel.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 54:00