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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In honor of Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about the powerful, independent women sometimes known as witches...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with bassist Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s about her book All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n’ Roll Memo...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It's fall and the records are dropping like leaves. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review new albums from Disclosure, Lydia Loveless, Flaming Lip...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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For 20 years, Creem Magazine boasted a roster of creative misfits who wrote some of the most exciting, funny and thoughtful music journalism of all...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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In the music world, record stores are important economically, but also as community hubs. Jim and Greg talk with the directors of the documentary "...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect Yes's 1977 masterpiece album Going For the One. They talk about the progressive rock band's his...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Nothing in the world can stop great music from being created. Even now there are songs coasting under the radar, not being enjoyed by enough people...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Oftentimes the best way to celebrate a new venture is with great music, and we could all use a fresh start right about now. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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What role do drums play in Rock? Should they be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? Th...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep personal connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the biograp...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Aug 13, 2020
  • 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: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. They ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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From the late 1950s through the 1980s, the Chicago Soul musical movement was thriving and inspiring listeners with its diverse sounds. From Curtis ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occassional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite son...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Bill Withers is beloved for writing classics like Lean On Me, but Greg Kot has long contended that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. Th...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00