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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Hush Hush: Secret Love Songs – Sometimes a crush has to stay a secret, even when you’d rather proclaim it loudly in candy heart form. In honor of V...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Last month marked the 45th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' notorious gig at the Altamont Speedway. Author Stanley Booth has been following the b...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett and Kanye West & Paul McCartney surprised music fans by teaming up. But they are only the most recent example of “Strange ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Mary J. Blige, the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about her two decades in music, keeping it re...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Revered indie rock band Spoon joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation and live performance of songs off their eighth studio album.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the New Year by crafting the perfect year-end mixtape featuring their favorite songs of 2014.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot turn control of the Desert Island Jukebox over to some of their favorite guests, including Robert Plant, Kelis and...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at 20 years of Bloodshot Records with founders Nan Warshaw and Rob Miller. Bloodshot is a pioneering ind...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular: Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy ...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The end of the year is nigh! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at the Best Albums of 2014.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Detroit postpunk band Protomartyr joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot in the Sound Opinions studio for a conversation and live performance of so...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Rock legend and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant joins Jim and Greg in the studio to discuss his decades long career and why he made a decision t...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s November, and that means it’s time for the annual Sound Opinions Turkey Shoot! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot grab their muskets and set the...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The Shins frontman James Mercer and super producer Danger Mouse are the celestial rock duo Broken Bells. The pair joins Sound Opinions in Portland,...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct a classic album dissection of Pink Floyd’s epic double concept album "The Wall", which celebrates its 35th...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg celebrate Halloween by dabbling in the dark arts with Peter Bebergal [BEE-ber-gaul], author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Sa...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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While the charts are dominated by old standards like Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett, there are a ton of exciting, new and lesser-known acts that...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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After being surprisingly inspired by Thin Lizzy in a New York City hotel room, veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo joined forces to f...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Does anything define rock ‘n’ roll more than the guitar? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot play examples of the best guitar riffs in rock history an...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot catch up on big fall albums including the surprise free release from U2 and the latest from Interpol, Leonard Cohe...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00