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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Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, producer, historian and writer best known for his work with Patti Smith. His newest book tells the story of ten moments ...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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It's time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some of their buried treasures - new music that's flying underneath the mainstrea...

  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Elephant 6 was more than a record label, it was an artistic movement that included the bands Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor...

  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Geopolitical conflict doesn't stop great music from being made- often it influences it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Poland's Trupa T...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Are they not men…they are Devo! This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two of the founding members of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh and Je...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, the latest from Bob Spitz is the most in-depth and expansive yet. Thi...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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One week after the attack on the World Trade Center, Wilco played songs from their album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" on Sound Opinions. In honor of the ...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Female characters, whether real or fictional, are often at the center of great music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of the...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the age-old tradition of the music review. First, they give their thoughts on records from Cu...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Lucy Dacus about her 2021 album "Home Video" and her work with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker in boyge...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Poly Styrene led X-Ray Spex in the punk explosion of the late 1970s and inspired a generation of riot grrrls in the 1990s. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and ...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Whether it's a stylistic choice or born out of necessity, sometimes great songs aren’t sung, they’re spoken. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Gre...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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With so much new music, there's always something worthwhile that deserves more shine. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried ...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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The music world lost legendary hip hop producer and artist J Dilla far too soon, and for many people, he's still relatively unknown. Hosts Jim DeRo...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the age-old question: is KISS good? While neither of the hosts are too fond, they debate the me...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking a sonic vacation from another pandemic winter by sharing their favorite songs about getting away! They ...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of John Prine's debut album with author Erin Osmon. They also listen to feedback on ...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer and songwriter Adia Victoria about her stunning 2021 album "A Southern Gothic." They also review ...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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For much of his life, Robert Finley's musical talent was a buried treasure, but with "Sharecropper's Son" he made one of the best albums of 2021. H...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00