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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With the volume of music released each week, some is bound to not get the attention it deserves. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share s...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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In the great glam rock tradition, Art d’Ecco is making dynamic, melodic music as his costumed alter ego. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As Sound Opinions celebrates our first year as an independent production, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about breakin...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview British singer Yola, whose new album blurs genres and breaks her out of the country niche of her previou...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson this week. They discuss his memoir Beeswing, his time ...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect Yes’ 1977 masterpiece album Going For the One. They talk about the progressive rock band’s hist...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Billboard VP and author Leila Cobo about her book, "Decoding Despacito," which charts the ris...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, we hear what songs some of our past guests like Todd Rundgren and Tune-Yards would want with them on a desert island. Plus hosts Jim DeR...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some music you may have missed that you need to hear. We call these songs buried treasures. Plus, they talk ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Dawn Richard is a thriving indie artist making exciting and genre blending music on her own terms. But nothing could have prepared her for the chao...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. More than twenty years after it's releas...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Fay Milton is best known as the drummer of Savages, but lately her focus has been getting the music world involved in fighting climate change. Host...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Steve Cropper played guitar on some of the greatest songs of the 1960s including "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" and "Green Onions." Hosts Jim D...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's our second-favorite show of the year: the best albums of the year so far. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums re...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Pino Palladino is a legendary bassist who’s played with everyone from The Who to Nine Inch Nails to D’Angelo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried treasures: new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus, they'll review new albums from Oli...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about their new album, Sketchy, and the complicated ideas ab...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As spring releases continue to sprout up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can't wait to share their opinions on some new music. Plus, they intervi...

  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Malaco Records is the longest-running independent label in American history, but most white music fans have never heard of it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis ...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00