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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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Certain artists are perfectionists at heart, and if you want something done right, do it yourself. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot shar...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Over his decades long career, Steve Earle has been many things - songwriter, novelist, actor, activist. But for his latest record, So You Wannabe A...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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If you're looking for something new to round out your summer playlist, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have you covered. They'll dig out some buri...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Penelope Spheeris has directed some of the most influential movies about music of all time, from Wayne's World to all three installments of The Dec...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The fantasy powerhouse Game of Thrones is returning for its penultimate season. With dragons, knights, and magic on their minds, hosts Jim DeRogati...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In part two of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look at the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Rob...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In part one of our two-part series on the historic year 1977, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the punk explosion in the UK with music writ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Sound Opinions World Tour rolls along, making its next stop in beautiful New Zealand. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take a virtual trip to t...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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There are still six months of 2017 left, but there are already lots of contenders for album of the year. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share som...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Summer is upon us so that means one thing: road trip! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take a virtual cross-country drive playing their favorite so...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Keyboard player Benmont Tench was instrumental in the formation of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1976. He's also had a fruitful career as a cons...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with the hardest working man in rock, Jack White, recorded at Third Man Records in Nash...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Norwegian singer-songwriter and performance artist Jenny Hval has released six albums of ethereal and challenging music. On her latest record, she ...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In a world becoming increasingly digital, Galaxie 500 co-founder and author Damon Krukowski says we need to hang on to aspects of analog media. Dam...

  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Some bands are are born, and some are just made up. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite fictional bands from movies, TV, ...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The 1967 debut from The Velvet Underground didn't sell many records, but arguably no album in the past half century has had a greater influence on ...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Perhaps the most essential element of rock ‘n’ roll is a great guitar riff. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite guitar li...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Drive-By Truckers have tackled politics and social issues in their music for decades, but never more strongly than on their latest album, American ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their take on several of the biggest new records, from Spoon to Mastodon, in this Review Roundup. Plus, a con...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00