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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.

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Chicago, IL

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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.

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English

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


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Episodes

#790 Songs About Mistakes, Opinions on Paul McCartney & Steve Earle

1/15/2021
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about mistakes. They also review new albums from Paul McCartney and Steve Earle. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo: https://www.micdropp.com/studio/5febf006eba45/ Featured Songs: Buzzcocks, "Ever Fallen in Love (with Someone You Shouldn't've)," Love Bites, United Artists, 1978 Paul McCartney, "Long Tailed Winter Bird,"...

Duration:00:52:45

Bonus podcast 8: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

1/13/2021
Greg is thinking about the late MF DOOM and here shares his first appearance on record. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo: https://www.micdropp.com/studio/5febf006eba45/

Duration:00:12:03

#789 Cameron Crowe on Almost Famous, Opinions on Miley Cyrus & MF Doom

1/8/2021
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved music movie Almost Famous. They revisit Jim’s interview from back in the day with writer and director Cameron Crowe. They’ll also review the new release from Miley Cyrus, bid farewell to rapper MF Doom and hear from some listeners. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to...

Duration:00:53:32

Bonus podcast 7: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

1/6/2021
In this bonus episode, Jim pays tribute to ambient musician Harold Budd. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org

Duration:00:08:15

#788 Buried Treasures, Greg's Mixtape & Artists We Lost in 2020

1/1/2021
Host Greg Kot shares the latest installment of his series of annual mixtapes and host Jim DeRogatis shares a new batch of buried treasure songs. We also remember musicians we lost in 2020. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org Featured Songs: 1000mods, "Warped," Youth of Dissent, Ouga Booga And The Mighty Oug Recordings, 2020 Tamar Aphek,...

Duration:00:52:45

#787 The Year in the Music Industry

12/25/2020
This has been one of the most challenging years ever for the music industry. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with people working in digital music, live music and record stores to save the music industry and lead it into 2021. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org Featured Songs: Vic Chesnutt, "Band Camp," Silver Lake, New West,...

Duration:00:52:43

#786 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2020

12/18/2020
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome our crate-digging Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan to share great holiday songs that aren't played-out. This year the mix is blues-themed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org Slim Seward & Fat Boy Hayes, "Christmas Time Blues," (Single), MGM, 1948 Sonny Boy Williamson I,...

Duration:00:52:35

Bonus podcast 6: Best Albums of 2020 Continued!

12/16/2020
For the first time in Sound Opinions history, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot round out their top 10 lists of the Best Albums of 2020 in this bonus, podcast-only exclusive. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org Featured Songs: Bob Dylan, "False Prophet," Rough and Rowdy Ways, Columbia, 2020 Soccer Mommy, "crawling in my skin," color theory,...

Duration:00:45:39

#785 Best Albums of 2020

12/11/2020
It’s the show we look forward to all year long. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released in 2020. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, "What've I Done to Help," Reunions, Southeastern, 2020 Bartees Strange, "Boomer," Live Forever, Memory Music, 2020 Lucinda Williams, "You...

Duration:00:54:16

Bonus podcast 5: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

12/9/2020
In this bonus episode, Greg provides a roadmap for music listeners interested in getting into jazz. Here's the playlist Greg mentions in the episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2fWOqJjfmVDiR9xu4JvSla Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org

Duration:00:10:32

#784 Radiohead's Kid A & the Story of Sex Pistols' Manager Malcolm McLaren

12/4/2020
Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. Twenty years after it's release hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Steven Hyden about how the album was made and its lasting impact. They also discuss the life and career of the Sex Pistols and New York Dolls manager Malcolm McLaren. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice...

Duration:00:52:42

Bonus podcast 4: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

12/2/2020
It's Jim's turn this week to add a song to the Desert Island Jukebox. If you have The Kinks original "Sunny Afternoon" single, the original release of this song is the B-side. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org

Duration:00:08:14

#783 Review Roundup & Pylon

11/27/2020
It's time for another review roundup. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their opinions on new records by AC/DC, Beabadoobee and more. Plus, a conversation with members of the Georgia post-punk band Pylon. Featured Songs: Pylon, "Cool," Cool (Single), DB, 1979 AC/DC, "Shot in the Dark," Power Up, Columbia, 2020 AC/DC, "Through The Mists Of Time," Power Up, Columbia, 2020 AC/DC, "Wild Reputation," Power Up, Columbia, 2020 Sturgill Simpson, "Turtles All The Way Down," Cuttin' Grass,...

Duration:00:52:42

Bonus podcast 3: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

11/25/2020
Greg pays tribute to the recently departed "Honky Tonk Hemingway" in this Desert Island Jukebox pick.

Duration:00:09:54

#782 Bob Mould & The Story of Hawkwind

11/20/2020
Since his days fronting Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has been one of hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot's favorite politically-minded artists. His latest album may be his most directly political and he returns to the show to discuss it. Then we hear the story of the English space rock band Hawkwind from author Joe Banks. Bob Mould, "American Crisis," Blue Hearts, Merge, 2020 Bob Mould, "Camp Sunshine," Sunshine Rock, Merge, 2019 Bob Mould, "Heart On My Sleeve," Blue Hearts, Merge, 2020 Tom...

Duration:00:52:42

Bonus podcast 2: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

11/18/2020
Jim's fascination with the alternative boom of the 1990's got this song stuck in his head from a one-hit-wonder from Sweden.

Duration:00:11:24

#781 Tribute Albums

11/13/2020
A tribute album is a way for musicians to pay homage to an artist they love. While not all of them are good, the great ones let the music shine through. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk all things tribute and review the last release from late producer Hal Willner, a tribute to Marc Bolan. Featured Songs: John Cale, "Hallelujah," I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Atlantic, 1991 R.E.M, "First We Take Manhattan," I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Atlantic,...

Duration:00:51:54

Bonus podcast: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

11/11/2020
Greg is inspired by research on the Soul to Soul concert in Ghana in 1971 to dig out the Ghana Soundz compilation from 2002.

Duration:00:11:20

#780 Buried Treasures & Singer-Songwriter Nana Adjoa

11/6/2020
It's that time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some new music they're digging that's underneath the mainstream radar. Plus, a conversation with Dutch-Ghanaian singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa.

Duration:00:52:43

#779 Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President & Hanif Abdurraquib

10/30/2020
On the eve of a presidential election, hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk with the director of the new documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President about how Carter changed the way politicians interact with musicians. Plus, poet and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib talks about hosting the new season of the Lost Notes podcast on 1980.

Duration:00:52:43