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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New Orleans singer-guitarist Benjamin Booker talks about his blues influences and opening for Jack White and plays songs from his self-titled debut.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Get out your skinny ties and don your best Flock of Seagulls hairdo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate Duran Duran, A-Ha and the best of 1...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Forget about Carmen or Madame Butterfly. Sound Opinions' own divas, Jim and Greg, share their favorite Rock Operas.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer Kelis talks music, cooking and “Milkshakes” and performs songs from her aptly titled album Food. Then, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revi...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg conduct a Classic Album Dissection of The Ramones’ 1977 release Rocket to Russia, including a 2006 Sound Opinions interview with the l...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her recent album The River & the Thread and talks about carrying on her family’s legacy and why ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions celebrates the 30th anniversary of the greatest rock movie ever: This Is Spinal Tap. Jim and Greg turn it up to 11 and discuss the f...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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X marks the spot! Jim and Greg go hunting for Buried Treasures: great lesser-known albums from 2014. Plus, they review new albums by Brian Eno and ...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg look back at the classic Prince album Purple Rain on its 30th anniversary. They talk to Prince collaborators “Wendy & Lisa” about the ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s never too early to start making lists! Tune in for the Best Albums of 2014…so far. Plus, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review a new solo al...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen shares her dramatic tunes of heartbreak and humor. Later, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the new album from ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot in the studio for an interview and live performance....

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Paging the Rock Doctors! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot help a fellow physician find the perfect surgery soundtrack. Plus, Steve Wynn and Scott M...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Los Angeles dance-rock quartet Warpaint joins Jim and Greg in the studio. Then Jim and Greg review Neil Young's 35th album and Jim takes a trip to ...

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate Memorial Day with "Songs from the Front Lines." Later they review Coldplay's "Ghost Stories."

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Uncle Tupelo
With its innovative fusion of traditional folk and country with punk and rock ‘n’ roll, Uncle Tupelo’s "No Depression" is a genuine milestone in Am...

  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Electronic duo Darkside joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for an interview and live performance.

  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg explore the 25-year history and influence of Chicago’s Chess Records. Then they review the debut solo album from Damon Albarn and the ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Tearjerkers: Jim and Greg list the top songs that make you cry. Later, they review the new album from indie rock pioneers, The Afghan Whigs; their ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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40 years of ABBA! "ABBA Gold" author Elisabeth Vincentelli and Eurovision expert John Kennedy O'Connor speak with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00