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 pay tribute to the late, great New York rocker, Lou Reed. The Velvet Underground founder and rock pioneer died las...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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Jim and Greg take aim for the annual Sound Opinions Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot: The biggest disappointments of 2013.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Art punks Parquet Courts join hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a special live recording of Sound Opinions.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct a Classic Album Dissection of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 45th annive...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Neko Case returns to her old Chicago stomping grounds for a special live Sound Opinions recording at The Hideout. Then hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get grisly with their favorite Murder Ballads for Halloween.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down in the studio with former street artist turned folk-soul balladeer Willis Earl Beal.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get critical with five new record releases from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Elvis Costello, Franz Ferdinand, T...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to British quartet Savages during a live performance for a Sound Opinions audience at Lincoln Hall in Chicago...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg dissect The Replacements’ classic album Let It Be in honor of the band getting back together after a 22 year hiatus.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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35 years ago Cheap Trick were "Live at Budokan". This week they do it all again live on Sound Opinions.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg are the Rock Doctors. They prescribe an epic workout playlist for a martial arts instructor in need. Later they review new albums by N...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg bring the Sound Opinions World Tour to South Africa, and Jim drops a quarter in the Desert Island Jukebox.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Jim and Greg discuss the Music of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Queens of the Stone Age founder Josh Homme joins Jim and Greg for a live conversation. And later, Jim and Greg review I Hate Music, the new record ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Who needs lyrics? Jim and Greg play the Best Rock Instrumentals. Later they review the new album from doom metal act Trouble.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg dig deep for Buried Treasures. They spotlight great albums buried under the Top 40. Then it's back to the charts for a review of the l...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The Smiths guitarist-turned-solo artist Johnny Marr is live in the Sound Opinions studio. And later, Jim and Greg review the new collaboration betw...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg explore the intersection of the Beat movement and rock. They talk to "Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll" author Simon Warner. Later the...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00