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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While Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin’s voice has a soft vibrato and sweet tone, her lyrics are laced with a dry sense of humor and unfl...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share their latest buried treasures: recently released, under-the-radar albums you need to ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back on Marvin Gaye's classic album What's Going On. They discuss the tracks, cultural climate and...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Forty years later, Neil Young and Crazy Horse's masterpiece Rust Never Sleeps still captivates listeners and critics with its simple melodies, comp...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Most music lovers can point to a song that made them: perhaps one that helps define them, or just one of those songs that defines a time in their l...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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So many great albums come out every year that hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can’t wait until December to start ranking their favorites. This wee...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Roky Erickson and his group the 13th Floor Elevators spread the psychedelic gospel in the heart of Texas in the 1960s and influenced groups like R....

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As a member of her family group The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, Mavis Staples has used her huge voice to power the Civil Rights Movement a...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are ready and raring to go with some new buried treasures: recent, under-the-radar albums that you need to hear.

  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the digital age, most of us assume that every piece of music that ever was is available at the push of a button. But this week, hosts Jim DeRoga...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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