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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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. They ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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From the late 1950s through the 1980s, the Chicago Soul musical movement was thriving and inspiring listeners with its diverse sounds. From Curtis ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occassional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite son...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Bill Withers is beloved for writing classics like Lean On Me, but Greg Kot has long contended that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. Th...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes current events inspire urgent art. This week Jim and Greg share their favorite instant commentary tracks, songs that were published in a ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While the year is only half over, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums. This week, Jim and ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the roots of the term “cover song" and dig into the surprising stories behind some of rock's mo...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for new music that you won't hear on the radio or almost anywhere else? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some recent songs they're lo...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In a time when many independent concert venues have a doubtful future, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot relive their favorite moments experienced at live...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes musicians double as historians, documenting the world around them. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favori...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are going on a virtual vacation via music. Tour guides including Kraftwerk, Spoon and A Tribe Called Qu...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a conversation about the history of women in hip-hop, and how amazing MCs have been chronically un...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While a lot of the world is at a standstill, new albums are still coming out. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the new records from Fiona Ap...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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With nothing but time on our hands, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout f...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Back in the 1950s, artists like Little Richard and Liberace found unique ways to present their sexuality within the “acceptable” boundaries existin...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week Sound Opinions welcomes prolific singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq. Perhaps most widely known as a member of the 1990s R&B ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Spring is here, and it's time to get caught up with some of the new releases of the season. From comeback kids to buzzworthy new artists, Jim DeRog...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In light of the global pandemic, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are encouraging listeners to practice social distancing. They'll be sharing a fre...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00