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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Since 1976, The B-52’s have combined a zany punk attitude with avant-garde sensibilities. Singer Kate Pierson joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Ko...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala made huge waves in both hemispheres with the release of their album...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The hot sun is beating down and we’re busy waxing our surfboards. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share more of their favorite Summer Songs. Plus,...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Torres, the musical project of Georgia native Mackenzie Scott, has shown off her prodigious songwriting abilities in two critically acclaimed and i...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions is celebrating its 500th episode. To mark this milestone, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share highlights from throughout the show...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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B.B. King, the international ambassador for the blues, passed away in May. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the life and music of the gre...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The year is only half over and already there are too many great new records to keep up with. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take a breath and cat...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Electronic artist Zola Jesus uses her powerful operatic voice to create a uniquely dark and cinematic sound. She joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Along with the warm weather each year comes record release season with exciting new albums put out from major artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Passion Pit first broke through via MySpace with its danceable electronic sound. But beneath the bright synth-pop are often tortured lyrics about f...

  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The legend of Joy Division continues to grow decades after the death of frontman Ian Curtis. Peter Hook, founding bassist for both Joy Division and...

  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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After coming out as a trans woman in 2012, lead singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! candidly addressed her experience in the punk band's critica...

  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Even the hardest rockers can take a moment to pay tribute to the people most responsible for getting them to where they are: their mothers. To cele...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Jazz is one of America’s greatest cultural contributions. But with more than a century of music to explore, it can be hard for rock listeners to fi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s been 45 years since Paul McCartney broke away from The Beatles to release his first solo album. To mark the occasion, hosts Jim DeRogatis and ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Riot grrrl pioneers Sleater-Kinney have reunited after a decade-long hiatus to release a blistering new album. They stop by the studio for a perfor...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Drummer Hal Blaine has played on countless hit records as part of the famed group of studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. He speaks with ho...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are on the ground at the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. They’ll share their favorite musical discoveries...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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As Elektra records prepares to celebrate its 65th anniversary, Jim and Greg speak with label founder Jac Holzman about the birth of the modern labe...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot unearth their latest Buried Treasures, revealing their favorite records that have gone otherwise unnoticed by the ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 42:46