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 a time when many independent concert venues have a doubtful future, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot relive their favorite moments experienced at live...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes musicians double as historians, documenting the world around them. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favori...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are going on a virtual vacation via music. Tour guides including Kraftwerk, Spoon and A Tribe Called Qu...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a conversation about the history of women in hip-hop, and how amazing MCs have been chronically un...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While a lot of the world is at a standstill, new albums are still coming out. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the new records from Fiona Ap...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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With nothing but time on our hands, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout f...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Back in the 1950s, artists like Little Richard and Liberace found unique ways to present their sexuality within the “acceptable” boundaries existin...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week Sound Opinions welcomes prolific singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq. Perhaps most widely known as a member of the 1990s R&B ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Spring is here, and it's time to get caught up with some of the new releases of the season. From comeback kids to buzzworthy new artists, Jim DeRog...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In light of the global pandemic, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are encouraging listeners to practice social distancing. They'll be sharing a fre...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Almost 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell released what became her signature album, Blue. The record is full of complex lyrics, gorgeous...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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After their third album went double-platinum, Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast let their creativity run wild on 2000's Stankonia. Hosts Jim DeRogatis an...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Outside of their natural habitats, you'll find animals all over music. From hound dogs to blackbirds, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some o...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Let's "Rock Around the Clock" like Bill Haley told us to! 2020 is another leap year, Daylight Savings is around the corner and this week, Jim DeRog...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share their latest buried treasures: recently released, under-the-radar albums you need to ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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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