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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Time to sharpen those #2 pencils. With classes back in session, it’s time for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to present some more of their favori...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Led by singer/songwriter Alicia Bognanno, Nashville’s Bully draws upon the sound of the ‘90s alternative era to create blistering two-minute anthem...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The Isley Brothers have scored hits in six different decades thanks to an ever-evolving sound, stretching from doo-wop to psychedelic funk to disco...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot put on their white coats once again as the Rock Doctors try to save a patient in desperate musical need. This time...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
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Great records are released every year that, for whatever reason, fly under the radar. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot unearth some of their latest...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Television has entered its Golden Age and music is playing an essential role. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot examine the evolving use of music in...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The Grateful Dead has the most devoted following of any rock band in history, but also has its fair share of detractors. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Gr...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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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