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 speak with influential producer, songwriter, performer and disco godfather, Giorgio Moroder. Later, they review th...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The post-metal quartet Pelican brings its thundering instrumentals to the Sound Opinions studio. Later hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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For 45 years The Allman Brothers have survived murder, mayhem, death, and addictions. Jim and Greg speak with Alan Paul, author of "One Way Out: Th...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Back from their trip to SXSW in Austin, TX, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite bands from the annual music conference. Later, th...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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With his classic album "Double Nickels on the Dime" about to turn 30, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot speak with Mike Watt of The Minutemen. Later...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Legendary piano man Allen Toussaint brings a little New Orleans to the Sound Opinions studio. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot also speak with Morg...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson from Sly & the Family Stone.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030. Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala perfo...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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With the Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, the Sound Opinions World Tour touches down in Russia. Music critic Artemy Troitsky guides hosts Jim DeR...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Rockers in Love: Sound Opinions celebrates Valentine’s Day with selections by great musical power couples. Later hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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D.C. indie rockers The Dismemberment Plan are back from a break-up with their first new album in over ten years. They join host Greg Kot in studio ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The Bermuda Triangle: Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot remember bands they thought were destined for big things, but which disappeared with barely ...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Upon the anniversary of The Beatles stateside debut, definitive Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn, talks about the Fab Four before they were legends...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela showcases its guitar virtuosity at a special recording at Goose Island’s barrel-aging warehouse in Chicago. Plus, ho...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot bid a final farewell to 2013 with Mixtapes featuring their favorite songs of the year. And they take questions fro...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The Sound Opinions metal-themed holiday continues with a look back to the beginning: The Dawn of Metal. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot also discu...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to founding members of the pioneering heavy metal band Slayer on the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Show No...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions presents a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with “Rock 'n' Pop Xmas”—Select...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis present the Best Albums of 2013, and they hear nominations from guest critics in the listening audience.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give us the business...the music business, that is. They play the best songs written about the record industry. An...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 59:00