Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions is a national weekly music talk radio show and podcast out of Chicago. Hosted by two long-time music critics, the show’s objective is to entertain and educate music fans through discussions about different genres, all-time great albums and new music.


In addition to conversations about music history, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview artists and industry professionals as well as recommend recent under-the-radar music they call “Buried Treasures.”


Sound Opinions is an independent production, distributed nationally by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.


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8 Pieces

These are custom promos and fundraiser audio voiced by Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. To submit a request: http://tinyurl.com/SO-promo-request

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481 Pieces

Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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4 Pieces

These generic promos can air anytime throughout the week or year and highlight different elements of Sound Opinions.

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4 Pieces

Special fundraising episodes and segments for stations

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28 Pieces

One-hour specials from the weekly public radio program hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. These are available free to all stations with current PRX memberships, even if they aren't signed up to get the show weekly. Learn how to get the show weekly at prx.org/soundopinions.

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These are 30 second promos for weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.


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Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her recent album The River & the Thread and talks about carrying on her family’s legacy and why ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions celebrates the 30th anniversary of the greatest rock movie ever: This Is Spinal Tap. Jim and Greg turn it up to 11 and discuss the f...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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X marks the spot! Jim and Greg go hunting for Buried Treasures: great lesser-known albums from 2014. Plus, they review new albums by Brian Eno and ...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg look back at the classic Prince album Purple Rain on its 30th anniversary. They talk to Prince collaborators “Wendy & Lisa” about the ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s never too early to start making lists! Tune in for the Best Albums of 2014…so far. Plus, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review a new solo al...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen shares her dramatic tunes of heartbreak and humor. Later, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the new album from ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot in the studio for an interview and live performance....

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Paging the Rock Doctors! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot help a fellow physician find the perfect surgery soundtrack. Plus, Steve Wynn and Scott M...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Los Angeles dance-rock quartet Warpaint joins Jim and Greg in the studio. Then Jim and Greg review Neil Young's 35th album and Jim takes a trip to ...

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate Memorial Day with "Songs from the Front Lines." Later they review Coldplay's "Ghost Stories."

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00