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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Tom Petty was a master of the perfect three-chord pop song and an icon of American music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute t...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples. She speaks about her role on the front line of the Civi...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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So many talented musicians perform on Sound Opinions, but we don't always have time to share every song. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot play some...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Some say that making music is a young person's game, but several artists beg to differ. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favori...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Should we hold up a musician's output to a moral standard? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk about whether art can be evaluated separately from...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The beginning of September means students return to the classroom. Whether you're excited to be back to school or the very thought inspires dread a...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Melvins were an inspiration to the '90s alternative explosion, but the band's unclassifiable sound and uncommercial stance set them apart. In a...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 47:16
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Certain artists are perfectionists at heart, and if you want something done right, do it yourself. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot shar...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Over his decades long career, Steve Earle has been many things - songwriter, novelist, actor, activist. But for his latest record, So You Wannabe A...

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