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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus a conversation with vocalist and ba...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with genre-defying artist Nnamdi. They also review new albums by Alvvays and Makaya McCraven and pay tribute ...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the expansive world of video game soundtracks. They chat with Los Angeles Times critic Todd Martens about ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by indie rock stalwarts Superchunk for a live performance and interview at the Goose Island Tap Room in...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Ca...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Steven Hyden about his new book on Pearl Jam. They recount the group’s quixotic attempt to ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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It’s that time of year again…spooky season! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with horror writer, director and composer J...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by singer-songwriter Kurt Vile and a roomful of fans for a live performance and interview at the Goose ...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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As often as possible, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot love to share new, exciting, under-the-radar music. This week, they’ve got a brand new batch...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Author Marissa Moss's new book "Her Country" details the challenges the country music industry puts before female artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Over 20 years later, Common’s album Like Water for Chocolate remains a socially conscious, hip hop masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot re...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome Pedro The Lion to the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicago for a live performance and interview. Dav...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about oceans, lakes and rivers. Plus, we revisit a conversation and ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz. They discuss his m...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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There have been many great songs about acts of heroism big and small, and in times like these, boy do we need heroes and heroines! Hosts Jim DeRoga...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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In a Classic Album Dissection, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot examine The Stooges' Fun House record from 1970. The album brought together garage rock, ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the history of music movies with author Fred Goodman. From The Beatles to Metallica, they explo...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share new music that isn't getting the attention it deserves- they call them "buried treasures." The show's staff ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with director Penelope Spheeris for the 30th anniversary of Wayne’s World. They also di...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00