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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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And what's more romantic than that cute moment of love at first sight? Hosts Jim D...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Of all the artists in the English folk revival, Shirley Collins was the most devoted to traditional song. After a nearly 40 year recording hiatus, ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In the 1970s, German art-rockers took psychedelia and added hypnotic drumbeats and innovative synthesizer sounds to create a style known as Krautro...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Album Leaf combines digital and organic instruments to make a unique sound. Bandleader Jimmy LaValle joins Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to talk a...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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It's good to start a new year with a clean slate – and that can mean apologizing to those you've wronged. In that contrite spirit, hosts Jim DeRoga...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Esperanza Spalding is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a librettist, a Grammy winner, and much more. She joins Jim DeRogatis and Greg ...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions closes out 2016 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 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Formed in 1977 in the original British punk wave, The Mekons are still going strong nearly four decades later. The band joins hosts Jim DeRogatis a...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time for the 2016 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular! Each year, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by holiday music collector Andy C...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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If you're a music fanatic, the end of the year means one thing: best of lists! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reveal their favorite albums of the...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Artists are also music fans like the rest of us, often paying tribute to the musicians who inspired them. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Studio wizard Jon Brion has composed scores for films by P.T. Anderson and Michel Gondry and produced for artists from Fiona Apple to Kanye West. T...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Every year, a turkey is saved from its Thanksgiving dinner fate by a presidential pardon. In that gracious spirit, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Many Americans are thinking a lot about Canada these days. So hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take the Sound Opinions World Tour to Canada explore...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1971, Marvin Gaye made a career left turn with the album What's Going On, adopting a socially conscious sound that addressed war, racism, and d...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Handsome Family gained wider notoriety for providing the theme to HBO's True Detective. But the duo's dark, literate songwriting has been accla...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The spookiest time of the year is upon us. To celebrate Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot turn the show over to listeners who share the s...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Beach Slang has wowed critics and audiences alike with its loud, energy filled live performances and unabashedly personal lyrics. In front of a liv...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep personal connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the new bio...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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September is bursting with major new album releases. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their take on several of the biggest new records, from B...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00