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 share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also hea...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot host blues singer Shemekia Copeland for a live performance and interview. She performs stripped down arrangements ...

  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Since 2003, Numero Group has championed talented, overshadowed artists across genres by reissuing their albums with care and creativity. Hosts Jim ...

  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs about the end of the world from artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Fishbone. They're also jo...

  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with director Mary Harron about her films American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, Charlie Says and he...

  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk with the director of the documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President about how Carter chang...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Eleventh Dream Day founders Rick Rizzo and Janet Bean about the indie rock band's 40 year long career. T...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot highlight new music that listeners may have missed: musical buried treasures. They're joined by their production s...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and producer Alex Claiborne talk with the indie rock supergroup, Boygenius. Group members Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect De La Soul’s iconic debut 3 Feet High and Rising. They discuss the innovative sampling and rapping style, ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Poster Children have been going strong for nearly 35 years. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with co-founders Rose Marshack and Rick Valentin ...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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For more than 60 years, John Cale has continued to make exciting, challenging and culturally relevant music, including his most recent release, Mer...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Dr, Ricky Rodriguez about the cultural exchange between Latino fans and British bands in the 1980s. Plus...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with New York Times reporter Ben Sisario about the latest developments in the long and winding saga of Ticket...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with musician Chris Connelly about his new tribute to German singer Nico, best known for her work with the Ve...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1992, Sinéad O’Connor was at the peak of her commercial success when she spoke out against the Pope on Saturday Night Live. After that, she enco...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by their production staff to highlight new music that listeners may have missed: musical buried treasur...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history of the Chicago indie label Kranky Records, which has been home over the years to ar...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00