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Sound Opinions

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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

Language:

English

Contact:

Sound Opinions c/o Chicago Public Radio Navy Pier 848 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-3509 888-859-1800


Episodes

Rock on Film, Opinions on Lizzo, Muna & Perfume Genius

8/5/2022
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the history of music movies with author Fred Goodman. From The Beatles to Metallica, they explore rock on film. Plus, the hosts review new music by Liz, Muna and Perfume Genius. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile:...

Duration:00:51:07

How Did a British Band End Up at a Swedish Bank Robbery?

8/3/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the desert island jukebox from a Netflix series about the Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU

Duration:00:09:31

Maybe the Best Buried Treasures Ever? Plus Listener Feedback

7/29/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share new music that isn't getting the attention it deserves- they call them "buried treasures." The show's staff joins in sharing their picks as well. Plus they listen to recent feedback from listeners. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile:...

Duration:00:56:02

Hill Country Blues on the Desert Island

7/27/2022
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a Hill Country Blues song to the Desert Island Jukebox that was in a recent movie. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU

Duration:00:09:41

Wayne's World 30th Anniversary w/ Director Penelope Spheeris, Opinions on Bartees Strange and Yaya Bey

7/22/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with director Penelope Spheeris for the 30th anniversary of Wayne’s World. They also discuss directing music videos and the Decline of Western Civilization documentary films. Plus, Jim and Greg review new music from indie artist Bartees Strange and Brooklyn singer-songwriter Yaya Bey. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter:...

Duration:00:51:31

The Missing Link of Post-Punk Legends

7/20/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim shares a track from a bootleg by one of his favorite bands that gives a new way to understand their growth. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU

Duration:00:10:53

Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs & The Story of Malcolm McLaren After "Pistol"

7/15/2022
Susan Jacobs won the first Emmy ever awarded for music supervision. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Jacobs about her work on "Big Little Lies" and other projects. They also talk with author Paul Gorman about his biography of Malcolm McLaren, the legendary manager of the Sex Pistols. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal:...

Duration:00:52:21

Roe, Kelly and Highland Park: A Heavy News Update

7/11/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim is joined by news contributor Althea Legaspi to discuss the music industry's response to the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe vs. Wade, the sentencing of R. Kelly and Robert Chiarito of the New York Times joins to discuss the Highland Park shooter's music connections. Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our...

Duration:00:30:33

The Best Albums of 2022 So Far

7/8/2022
The year is more than half over, and that means it’s time to share the music we’ve loved the most the last six months. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reveal their best albums of 2022 so far. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Featured...

Duration:00:52:40

A Youthful Hit From 40 Years Ago

7/6/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox that was a top ten hit in the U.S. in 1983 and included some pre-teen members. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:09:32

Yola, Opinions on Angel Olsen & RIP Chrissie Dickinson

7/1/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their interview with British singer Yola, who is in the new Elvis film playing Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Plus they review the new album from Angel Olsen and pay tribute to music writer Chrissie Dickinson. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah...

Duration:00:55:46

When Your Best Song is a B-Side

6/29/2022
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox whose author didn't like it much initially, but has come around in recent years. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:06:53

John Doe & X's Under the Big Black Sun 40 Years Later

6/24/2022
In 1982, the Los Angeles punk rock band X put out its album Under the Big Black Sun. 40 years later, it's still great! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with X vocalist and bassist John Doe all about the album and the band's impact. They'll also chat with him about his new solo album and his work in television and film. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a...

Duration:00:53:59

A 1985 Single Hits Number 1

6/22/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim adds an incredible song to the Desert Island Jukebox that has surfaced on a few soundtracks in recent years. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:09:25

Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500) on the Five Albums That Shaped Him

6/17/2022
As the leader of Galaxie 500 and Luna, Dean Wareham is an indie rock legend. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Wareham about five albums that shaped his music over the course of his career. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Featured...

Duration:00:54:34

The Winners of the Sound Opinions Prize

6/15/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim interviews two of the winners of the first annual Sound Opinions Arts Criticism Prize. The scholarship was awarded to three Columbia College Chicago students in the Professional Writing Program in the Department of English and Creative Writing: (read winning reviews at these links) Connor Salata, for a theater review written for Lloyd Sach's Reviewing the Arts class Hallie Newnam, for a music review in Jim's Reviewing the Arts Honors class Nick Vazquez, for a...

Duration:00:24:20

Aimee Mann on the Five Albums That Shaped Her

6/10/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are big fans of Aimee Mann’s songwriting, so they’ve asked her to choose five albums that shaped her artistic outlook. She shares those albums and what they meant to her at different points in her life on this episode. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop:...

Duration:00:51:09

A DIY Duo Brings The Dunedin Sound to the DIJ

6/8/2022
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from the New Zealand band Tall Dwarfs. Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group: bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:06:25

Songs That Pose Questions, Plus Opinions on Kendrick Lamar & Florence + The Machine

6/3/2022
From "Who Let The Dogs Out?" to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", all sorts of songs ask questions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by production staff to share their favorite question songs. Plus Jim and Greg review new albums by Kendrick Lamar and Florence + The Machine. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnG Make a donation via PayPal:...

Duration:00:48:37

From College Radio and Art Rock to Hootie and the Blowfish

6/1/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim has an epic interview with his old friend Tim Sommer about his unbelievable life in the music industry. From his punk rock college radio days on WNYU to his art rock band Hugo Largo to working for Warner Bros in A&R and signing Hootie and the Blowfish, they cover it all. Sommer has a new book out about his experiences called "Only Wanna Be With You." Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile:...

Duration:01:04:10