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 answer listener questions in a segment called Ask the Critics! They’ll give responses on subjects like ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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King Crimson is a legendary progressive rock band that has evolved through the decades in innovative, and sometimes surprising ways. This week, Gre...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the years, several notable musicians have tried their hand at acting in movies, whether it’s playing a character or playing themselves. While ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Motown Records helped create the soundtrack for a generation. And no group at that famous label was more iconic than The Supremes, both for their s...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys elevated pop music to new artistic heights with the band's 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds. With its ingenious orchestra...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A new year calls for new tunes. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout for great n...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As of January 1, 2020, Illinois joins several states in legalizing recreational marijuana. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot acknowledge the numerou...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot close out 2019 and the 2010s by sharing some of their best albums of the decade. Then, Greg will share ...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's a holiday tradition on Sound Opinions to welcome weird wax aficionado Andy Cirzan to share his annual mix of tinsel-time tunes with us. He sha...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As 2019 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the best albums of the year. They also hear from Sound Opinions producers and...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 199...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As we finish eating Thanksgiving leftovers, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot clear out musical discussions still left over from earlier in the year. From...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For one reason or another, everyone has got a handful of songs that make them cry. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of the songs that br...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As we all settle in for the season, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot figure Sound Opinions listeners are ready for a playlist refresh. This week, t...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot both fondly remember discovering new bands on their FM dials; and though there are many ways to find new music, th...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Janis Joplin was known for her iconic singing voice, gregarious image and refusal to conform. But behind her chill, blues mama persona was an intel...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Rock and roll has never been purely about the music. The image a band puts forward can be almost as important as their songs. Some bands take it an...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Though originally panned by many critics, the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St. is now considered a masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Have you ever listened to a song and loved it, only to find out it’s by an artist you can’t stand? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot will explore th...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00