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 talk with Sound Opinions collaborator Althea Legaspi about the tragedy at Travis Scott's Astroworld Fes...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are big fans of Aimee Mann's songwriting so they've asked her to choose five albums that shaped her artistic outlo...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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With Thanksgiving coming up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks. Plus they review highly antic...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's that time yet again! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot love to share newly released music that they've uncovered, Buried Treasures. This week, ...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As a co-founder and executive at I.R.S. Records, Miles Copeland found success in the 1980s with a roster of artists ranging from R.E.M. to The Poli...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have long praised The Velvet Underground as one of the most important bands of the rock era. This week they review...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's spooky season and hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a new batch of songs about ghosts to share. They're joined by Sam Weller, author of ma...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • 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 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Whether he was recording as Songs: Ohia or Magnolia Electric Company, Jason Molina was a poetic and enigmatic musician, releasing 16 studio albums ...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As the two journalists who had the biggest roles in bringing R. Kelly to justice, dream hampton, director of "Surviving R. Kelly" and Jim DeRogatis...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As we move into fall, there's an abundance of new music to review. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a review roundup, sharing their thoughts on ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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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