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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Sometimes songs make a strong, memorable statement from the very first note. This week, to start off the new year, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There’s something about two performers, sometimes from different styles and points of view, coming together and creating a musical moment. This wee...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions closes out 2018 with the year in song. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present a mixtape of tracks that tell the story of the the p...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Famous for its instrumental virtuosity and heady, sci-fi influenced lyrics, the Canadian prog-rock trio Rush has amassed an obsessive cult followin...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Whether you've been naughty or nice, Sound Opinions has a new sack full of holiday music for you. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome back record cr...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite albums of 2018. They also hear picks from Sound Opinions producers and listeners.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a conversation with country singer-songwriter Amanda Shires at the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicag...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct an Album Dissection of Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 50th ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the post-Beatles careers of John Lennon and Paul McCartney... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. ...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the impact of protest music in the 21st century and name a few of their favorite tracks from the genre fro...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate Halloween this week with a few of their favorite genre-spanning scary songs. Plus, we hear a selection o...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Emmy-winning music supervisor Susan Jacobs. Over her 30 year career, she's worked with direct...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It's Buried Treasures time yet again. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new under-the-radar music that you need to hear! Plus, they revis...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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As the lead guitarist of the groundbreaking political rock band the MC5, Wayne Kramer experienced both the highs of recognition and the sting of de...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Though music can be a mighty force that brings people together, it can also be weaponized. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look at memorable times...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Dessa is a poet, singer and hip hop artist who is as interested in scientific theory as she is in lyricism. Her latest album, Chime, showcases her ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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For decades, people have maligned disco music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take an in-depth look at the genre from its origins in m...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: under the radar tunes that you ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Over seven albums and 18 years, Mastodon has stretched the definition of metal. Co-founder, drummer and lyricist Brann Dailor recently joined hosts...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00