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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In early '80s Southern California, a new kind of music was brewing that blended the psychedelic sounds of the ‘60s with the modern day punk ethos. ...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Edgy folk-rocker Sharon Van Etten is busier than ever. After quitting the music industry four years ago, she’s now back and experimenting with new ...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Summer is coming…and that means a slew of music festivals and arena concerts around the country. Many bands hit the road for reunion tours, often t...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For Sound Opinions' 700th episode, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking the show to outer space! They'll share some of their favorite songs ...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Moby became the face of techno with the blockbuster success of his 1999 album Play. He’s since made several successful albums and put out his first...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As music critics and connoisseurs, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot always have new under-the-radar tracks that you need to hear! This week, they’ll shar...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dive into "Shoegaze." In the late '80s and early '90s, this sound developed in the U.K. and was typified by lots o...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There's a long tradition of blues and folk troubadours writing about subjects that are downright criminal. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sarah Shook is an artist expertly bridging the worlds of punk grime and honky tonk played on sawdust floors. But it's her smart, pithy lyrics about...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the years, Sound Opinions has seen many great performances from the talented artists and bands that appeared. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot unearth some Buried Treasures, musical gems that you may not have heard, but certainly should. Plus, the host...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In a Classic Album Dissection, Jim and Greg examine The Stooges' Fun House record from 1970. The album brought together garage rock, rhythm and blu...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history and legacy of the almost 50-year-old Chicago blues label, Alligator Records, with i...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore literature’s influence on popular music and how famous scribes like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde an...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Geoff Edgers about his 2019 book Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed Ame...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Forget about the guitar, bass, and drums. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore some of the weirder instruments of rock from the theremin t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for some exciting new music to augment your 2019 playlist? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their latest buried treasures: favorite...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down with artist and musician Klaus Voormann. Klaus shares his unique vantage point to rock and roll history: ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00