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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Patti Smith’s Horses forever changed what punk rock could be, beginning with its striking album cover and unforgettable opening line. The album tur...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Only a few years into his career, Las Vegas-based singer/songwriter Shamir has already explored house, disco, indie pop, country, and countless oth...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions remembers pioneering music icon David Bowie. The pop chameleon died of cancer on January 10, 2016. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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English producer and engineer Glyn Johns has been behind the board for classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Clas...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs of the year through their 2015 Mixtapes. Plus, they talk about one of the year’s most s...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This year Sound Opinions reached the milestone of 500 episodes. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the accomplishment by reflecting on high...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Get out those sleigh bells…it’s time for the 2015 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular. As always, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by Chr...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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With end of the year approaching, it’s time to celebrate all the great music we’ve had the pleasure to hear. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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From his studio in Memphis, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was the first to record Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more. Music...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The Moog synthesizer is every bit as important to rock history as the Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Les Paul. As the analog synth revival contin...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes we look forward to an artist’s new release with great expectations, only to be crushed by the result. In honor of Thanksgiving, we presen...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions pays tribute to New Orleans pianist, producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint who died on November 10th, 2015. The music legend chatt...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Inspired by the artists of the 1950s, Low Cut Connie has dedicated itself to bringing the upright piano back to rock ‘n’ roll. The band (a favorite...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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As baseball fans turn their attention to the World Series, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are eager to step up to the plate. They share their fav...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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With the spooky season creeping in, Jim and Greg are beginning to feel a little diabolical. In honor of Halloween, they share their favorite Songs ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Chicago garage-rock band Twin Peaks formed when its members were still in high school. Now the group is playing big festivals and is poised for sta...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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As a keyboardist in the legendary recording studios of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Spooner Oldham wrote and played on dozens of classic hits from Areth...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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London Calling, the double album masterpiece by British punk band The Clash, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Alice Cooper invented shock-rock in the 1970s, sparking controversy with his ghoulishly theatrical live shows and hard rock hits like “School’s Out...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Experimental art-punk band Wire has had a tremendous influence on music since forming in 1976. And unlike most first wave punks, the group continue...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00