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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.

Latest Episodes

#773 Yes' Going For The One & Protomartyr Review

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 - the world's only rock and roll talk show.

50 min6 d ago
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#773 Yes' Going For The One & Protomartyr Review

#772 Buried Treasures & the Future of Music Venues

Nothing in the world can stop great music from being created. Even now there are songs coasting under the radar, not being enjoyed by enough people. We have a new batch of buried treasures to share. Plus, we talk with venue owners, activists and politicians working to save American stages that have been shut down due to the global pandemic.

50 min1 w ago
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#772 Buried Treasures & the Future of Music Venues

#771 Songs About New Beginnings

Oftentimes the best way to celebrate a new venture is with great music, and we could all use a fresh start right about now. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about new beginnings. They also review new records from country singer-songwriter Margo Price and the late Chicago rapper Juice Wrld.

50 min2 w ago
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#771 Songs About New Beginnings

#770: Give The Drummer Some

What role do drums play in Rock? Should they be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? The beat goes on as Jim and Greg focus on the contributions of drummers to rock music with drummer Joe Wong. Wong also hosts a podcast on drummers called The Trap Set.

55 min3 w ago
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#770: Give The Drummer Some

#769: The Replacements & Mission of Burma

The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the biography Trouble Boys, talks with Jim and Greg about the band. Plus we revisit our interview with Mission of Burma.

55 minAUG 21
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#769: The Replacements & Mission of Burma

#768 The Velvet Underground & Nico

Jim and Greg explore the background and influence of the Velvet Underground’s debut with a classic album dissection.

55 minAUG 14
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#768 The Velvet Underground & Nico

#767 The New Analog & Opinions On Neil Young

Jim and Greg talk with Galaxie 500’s Damon Krukowski about the value of analog listening in an increasingly digital world. They’ll also review new albums from Neil Young and the mysterious Sault.

55 minAUG 7
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#767 The New Analog & Opinions On Neil Young

#766 Chris Frantz and Talking Heads

Jim and Greg chat with Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. The book tracks the bands commercial success and internal strife. Plus, they dig into some of their favorite tracks by the 'Heads’ and Tom Tom Club.

55 minJUL 31
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#766 Chris Frantz and Talking Heads

#765 Chicago Soul

From Curtis Mayfield to Minnie Riperton, Jim and Greg explore the Chicago Soul scene. They’ll examine how the music tells the story of political and cultural change in Chicago. Plus, they look at the movement’s lasting impact.

55 minJUL 24
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#765 Chicago Soul

#764 Songs About Help and the Rock Doctors

In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occasional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about helping. Then they help a listener find new music to soothe her grandmother.

55 minJUL 17
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#764 Songs About Help and the Rock Doctors

Latest Episodes

#773 Yes' Going For The One & Protomartyr Review

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 - the world's only rock and roll talk show.

50 min6 d ago
Comments
#773 Yes' Going For The One & Protomartyr Review

#772 Buried Treasures & the Future of Music Venues

Nothing in the world can stop great music from being created. Even now there are songs coasting under the radar, not being enjoyed by enough people. We have a new batch of buried treasures to share. Plus, we talk with venue owners, activists and politicians working to save American stages that have been shut down due to the global pandemic.

50 min1 w ago
Comments
#772 Buried Treasures & the Future of Music Venues

#771 Songs About New Beginnings

Oftentimes the best way to celebrate a new venture is with great music, and we could all use a fresh start right about now. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about new beginnings. They also review new records from country singer-songwriter Margo Price and the late Chicago rapper Juice Wrld.

50 min2 w ago
Comments
#771 Songs About New Beginnings

#770: Give The Drummer Some

What role do drums play in Rock? Should they be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? The beat goes on as Jim and Greg focus on the contributions of drummers to rock music with drummer Joe Wong. Wong also hosts a podcast on drummers called The Trap Set.

55 min3 w ago
Comments
#770: Give The Drummer Some

#769: The Replacements & Mission of Burma

The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the biography Trouble Boys, talks with Jim and Greg about the band. Plus we revisit our interview with Mission of Burma.

55 minAUG 21
Comments
#769: The Replacements & Mission of Burma

#768 The Velvet Underground & Nico

Jim and Greg explore the background and influence of the Velvet Underground’s debut with a classic album dissection.

55 minAUG 14
Comments
#768 The Velvet Underground & Nico

#767 The New Analog & Opinions On Neil Young

Jim and Greg talk with Galaxie 500’s Damon Krukowski about the value of analog listening in an increasingly digital world. They’ll also review new albums from Neil Young and the mysterious Sault.

55 minAUG 7
Comments
#767 The New Analog & Opinions On Neil Young

#766 Chris Frantz and Talking Heads

Jim and Greg chat with Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. The book tracks the bands commercial success and internal strife. Plus, they dig into some of their favorite tracks by the 'Heads’ and Tom Tom Club.

55 minJUL 31
Comments
#766 Chris Frantz and Talking Heads

#765 Chicago Soul

From Curtis Mayfield to Minnie Riperton, Jim and Greg explore the Chicago Soul scene. They’ll examine how the music tells the story of political and cultural change in Chicago. Plus, they look at the movement’s lasting impact.

55 minJUL 24
Comments
#765 Chicago Soul

#764 Songs About Help and the Rock Doctors

In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occasional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about helping. Then they help a listener find new music to soothe her grandmother.

55 minJUL 17
Comments
#764 Songs About Help and the Rock Doctors
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