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 discuss the history of music movies with author Fred Goodman. From The Beatles to Metallica, they explo...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share new music that isn't getting the attention it deserves- they call them "buried treasures." The show's staff ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with director Penelope Spheeris for the 30th anniversary of Wayne’s World. They also di...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Susan Jacobs won the first Emmy ever awarded for music supervision. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Jacobs about her work on "Big Little...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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The year is more than half over, and that means it’s time to share the music we’ve loved the most the last six months. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their interview with British singer Yola, who is in the new Elvis film playing Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Plus...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1982, the Los Angeles punk rock band X put out its album Under the Big Black Sun. 40 years later, it's still great! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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As the leader of Galaxie 500 and Luna, Dean Wareham is an indie rock legend. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Wareham about five albums t...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are big fans of Aimee Mann’s songwriting, so they’ve asked her to choose five albums that shaped her artistic outl...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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From "Who Let The Dogs Out?" to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", all sorts of songs ask questions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined b...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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For the 50th anniversary of Exile on Main St., hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of the iconic Rolling Stones record. ...

  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, producer, historian and writer best known for his work with Patti Smith. His newest book tells the story of ten moments ...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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It's time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some of their buried treasures - new music that's flying underneath the mainstrea...

  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Elephant 6 was more than a record label, it was an artistic movement that included the bands Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor...

  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Geopolitical conflict doesn't stop great music from being made- often it influences it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Poland's Trupa T...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Are they not men…they are Devo! This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two of the founding members of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh and Je...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, the latest from Bob Spitz is the most in-depth and expansive yet. Thi...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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One week after the attack on the World Trade Center, Wilco played songs from their album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" on Sound Opinions. In honor of the ...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00