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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Two of the best selling albums of 2020 were from Taylor Swift. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Kristin Stahlke about Swift'...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about mistakes. They also review new albums from Paul McCartney and Steve Earle.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved music movie Almost Famous. They revisit Jim’s interview f...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Greg Kot shares the latest installment of his series of annual mixtapes and host Jim DeRogatis shares a new batch of buried treasure songs. We...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This has been one of the most challenging years ever for the music industry. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with people working in digital m...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome our crate-digging Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan to share great holiday songs that aren't played...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It’s the show we look forward to all year long. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released in 2020.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. Twenty years after it's release hosts Ji...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It's time for another review roundup. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their opinions on new records by AC/DC, Beabadoobee and more. Plus, a c...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Since his days fronting Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has been one of hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot's favorite politically-minded artists. His latest alb...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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A tribute album is a way for musicians to pay homage to an artist they love. While not all of them are good, the great ones let the music shine thr...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It's that time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some new music they're digging that's underneath the mainstream radar. Plus,...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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On the eve of a presidential election, hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk with the director of the new documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll ...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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In honor of Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about the powerful, independent women sometimes known as witches...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with bassist Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s about her book All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n’ Roll Memo...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It's fall and the records are dropping like leaves. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review new albums from Disclosure, Lydia Loveless, Flaming Lip...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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For 20 years, Creem Magazine boasted a roster of creative misfits who wrote some of the most exciting, funny and thoughtful music journalism of all...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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In the music world, record stores are important economically, but also as community hubs. Jim and Greg talk with the directors of the documentary "...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect Yes's 1977 masterpiece album Going For the One. They talk about the progressive rock band's his...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Nothing in the world can stop great music from being created. Even now there are songs coasting under the radar, not being enjoyed by enough people...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:00