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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Over the years, Sound Opinions has seen many great performances from the talented artists and bands that appeared. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot unearth some Buried Treasures, musical gems that you may not have heard, but certainly should. Plus, the host...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In a Classic Album Dissection, Jim and Greg examine The Stooges' Fun House record from 1970. The album brought together garage rock, rhythm and blu...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history and legacy of the almost 50-year-old Chicago blues label, Alligator Records, with i...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore literature’s influence on popular music and how famous scribes like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde an...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Geoff Edgers about his 2019 book Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed Ame...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Forget about the guitar, bass, and drums. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore some of the weirder instruments of rock from the theremin t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for some exciting new music to augment your 2019 playlist? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their latest buried treasures: favorite...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down with artist and musician Klaus Voormann. Klaus shares his unique vantage point to rock and roll history: ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes songs make a strong, memorable statement from the very first note. This week, to start off the new year, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There’s something about two performers, sometimes from different styles and points of view, coming together and creating a musical moment. This wee...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions closes out 2018 with the year in song. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present a mixtape of tracks that tell the story of the the p...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Famous for its instrumental virtuosity and heady, sci-fi influenced lyrics, the Canadian prog-rock trio Rush has amassed an obsessive cult followin...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Whether you've been naughty or nice, Sound Opinions has a new sack full of holiday music for you. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome back record cr...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite albums of 2018. They also hear picks from Sound Opinions producers and listeners.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a conversation with country singer-songwriter Amanda Shires at the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicag...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct an Album Dissection of Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 50th ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the post-Beatles careers of John Lennon and Paul McCartney... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. ...

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