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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried treasures: new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus, they'll review new albums from Oli...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about their new album, Sketchy, and the complicated ideas ab...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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As spring releases continue to sprout up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can't wait to share their opinions on some new music. Plus, they intervi...

  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Malaco Records is the longest-running independent label in American history, but most white music fans have never heard of it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis ...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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For decades, Heart’s Nancy Wilson has been connecting with audiences through her masterful guitar playing and spot-on harmony vocals. Hosts Jim DeR...

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview authors Jeff Chang and Davey D about their new edition of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," the essential hip hop ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs defined by their backing vocals, much like Merry Clayton left her mark on The...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, it's Sound Opinions at the movies! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with actor and musician Paul Raci, who is nominated for an Osca...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Black women haven't been celebrated enough in rock music. Author Dawnie Walton talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about how that inspired ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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On the occassion of our 800th episode, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back on the show with past producer and listener feedback. They also r...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1971, Carole King released her masterpiece, Tapestry. 50 years later, the music feels more brilliant, moving and comforting than ever. Hosts Jim...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs about shady characters and talk with Jake Brennan, host of the Disgraceland podcas...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history of the independent label Fortune Records. They discuss the unpredictable music, uni...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk about their favorite bands that have improved significantly after lineup changes. They also review new albums...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Todd Rundgren about his own music, his virtual tour and his career as a producer, this week. They also r...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's time again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share their latest buried treasures: recently released, under-the-radar albums you need to ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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John Carpenter directed and composed the music for some of the most iconic horror films of all time, from Halloween to They Live. Hosts Jim DeRogat...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the life and career of Frank Zappa with actor and documentarian Alex Winter, director of ZAPPA. They also ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Two of the best selling albums of 2020 were from Taylor Swift. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Kristin Stahlke about Swift'...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00