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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If you're looking for something new to round out your summer playlist, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have you covered. They'll dig out some buri...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Penelope Spheeris has directed some of the most influential movies about music of all time, from Wayne's World to all three installments of The Dec...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The fantasy powerhouse Game of Thrones is returning for its penultimate season. With dragons, knights, and magic on their minds, hosts Jim DeRogati...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In part two of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look at the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Rob...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In part one of our two-part series on the historic year 1977, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the punk explosion in the UK with music writ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Sound Opinions World Tour rolls along, making its next stop in beautiful New Zealand. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take a virtual trip to t...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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There are still six months of 2017 left, but there are already lots of contenders for album of the year. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share som...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Summer is upon us so that means one thing: road trip! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take a virtual cross-country drive playing their favorite so...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Keyboard player Benmont Tench was instrumental in the formation of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1976. He's also had a fruitful career as a cons...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with the hardest working man in rock, Jack White, recorded at Third Man Records in Nash...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Norwegian singer-songwriter and performance artist Jenny Hval has released six albums of ethereal and challenging music. On her latest record, she ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In a world becoming increasingly digital, Galaxie 500 co-founder and author Damon Krukowski says we need to hang on to aspects of analog media. Dam...

  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Some bands are are born, and some are just made up. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite fictional bands from movies, TV, ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
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The 1967 debut from The Velvet Underground didn't sell many records, but arguably no album in the past half century has had a greater influence on ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
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Perhaps the most essential element of rock ‘n’ roll is a great guitar riff. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite guitar li...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
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Drive-By Truckers have tackled politics and social issues in their music for decades, but never more strongly than on their latest album, American ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their take on several of the biggest new records, from Spoon to Mastodon, in this Review Roundup. Plus, a con...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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As a member of her family group The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, Mavis Staples has used her huge voice to power the Civil Rights Movement a...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Every spring, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot head to Austin, Texas for the sprawling SXSW Music Conference. This week, they report back on their ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Chuck Berry, one of the architects of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 90. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the life, music, and enduring ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00