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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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
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Some songs can define our memory of a year when we look back. Host Jim DeRogatis and production staff share the songs that defined 2021 for them. P...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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We revisit author Dawnie Walton’s talk with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about her inspiration for her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal a...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their classic album dissection of Carole King's "Tapestry" for its 50th anniversary.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: Andy Cirzan has a bag full of fresh festive tunes for everyone to enjoy. The Sound Opinions Holiday Spect...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's time for one of the most anticipated shows of the year, the Best Albums of 2021! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite records...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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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: May 18, 2022
  • 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