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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Danish electro-pop act Indians are live in the Sound Opinions studio. Plus, Black Sabbath is back. Jim and Greg review the nineteenth studio album ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Rock journalists Josh Norek and Alejandro Franco are our guides to music south of the border as the Sound Opinions World Tour heads to Mexico.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg talk with Roxy Music founder Bryan Ferry about re-interpreting his work. And later in the show, Jim and Greg weigh in on Kanye West’s ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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In honor of Father’s Day, Jim and Greg celebrate rock’s best Family Bands.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg reveal the Best Albums of 2013…So Far. Plus they review the new record from stoner rockers Queens of the Stone Age.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Johnny Cash’s "At Folsom Prison turns" 45 this month, and Jim and Greg celebrate with a Classic Album Dissection. Plus they review new records from...

  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Indie quartet Wild Belle brings its brand of reggae-inspired psychedelic pop to the studio. Plus, the robots are back: Jim and Greg review the new ...

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Legendary bassist Peter Hook remembers Ian Curtis and Joy Division. And later in the show, Jim and Greg review the new release from up-and-coming C...

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala perform live in the studio. Later, Jim and Greg review the debut album from buzzed-about post-punk band, Savages.

  • Added: May 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions is “Big in Japan.” Jim and Greg get an education in J-pop and the Japanese underground in the next installment of our Sound Opinions...

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Producer Joe Boyd remembers making studio magic with legendary UK songwriter Nick Drake. Plus, Jim and Greg review the new album from Canadian shoe...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Philly-based songwriter and guitar wizard Kurt Vile performs live in the studio. Later, Jim and Greg review Bankrupt!, the new album from Sound Opi...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg remember a critical hero: Roger Ebert. In 2006, the three critics sat down to discuss the best and worst music movies and Ebert's own ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome Scottish soul singer Emeli Sande to the studio for a live performance.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions celebrates baseball's Opening Day with musical Grand Slams: Four knockout albums in a row. Plus, they review the new record from New...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg share their favorite musical finds from the 2013 SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX. Plus, Justin Timberlake is back with a "20/20 Ex...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Bowie is back! Jim and Greg review the new David Bowie album The Next Day, and speak with longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter and alt-country pioneer Lucinda Williams is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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DJ Stefan Wermelin gives Jim and Greg an education in Swedish pop from ABBA to Robyn.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg play tracks they think deserve wider notice on the latest installment of Buried Treasures. Plus, the latest from Nick Cave.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 59:00