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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

Best Albums of 2021 So Far

6/18/2021
It's our second-favorite show of the year: the best albums of the year so far. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released so far in 2021. 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 Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Featured Songs: Tony Allen, "Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)," There...

Duration:00:52:32

How music festivals are moving forward in 2021

6/16/2021
In this bonus podcast we welcome contributor Althea Legaspi to share how music festivals are planning to keep people safe and healthy as they come back after COVID-19. Plus she shares her pick for a viral song that's worth hearing. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:23:06

Bassist Pino Palladino, Opinions on Wolf Alice & Japanese Breakfast

6/11/2021
Pino Palladino is a legendary bassist who’s played with everyone from The Who to Nine Inch Nails to D’Angelo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Pino about his storied career, playing style and about the first album where he's taking center stage, Notes With Attachments. Plus, the hosts review some new music from Japanese Breakfast and Wolf Alice. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter:...

Duration:00:54:58

A trailblazer who didn't care what anyone thought: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

6/9/2021
Jim plays a song that paved the way for riot grrrl, but wasn't immediately appreciated as substantive art when it was released. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:07:31

#810 Buried Treasures, Opinions on Olivia Rodrigo & Monster Magnet

6/4/2021
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some buried treasures: new, under-the-radar music you need to hear. Plus, they'll review new albums from Olivia Rodrigo and Monster Magnet. 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 Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Featured Songs: Olivia Rodrigo, "driver's license," SOUR,...

Duration:00:52:45

A Power Pop Education: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

6/2/2021
In this bonus podcast Jim adds a track from 1990 by a Scottish power pop band that is still going strong today. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:08:27

#809 Tune-Yards & Concert Venue Accessibility

5/28/2021
Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about their new album, Sketchy, and the complicated ideas about race that informed it. Plus, they interview writer Josh Terry about how the live music industry can be more accessible as concerts resume. Accessibility Interview Transcript: https://soundopinions.org/show/809 Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter:...

Duration:00:52:39

More with Dawnie Walton, author of The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

5/26/2021
Author Dawnie Walton was on the show in April. Here's some parts of that conversation that didn't fit into the original episode, including her thoughts on Kim Gordon and David Bowie. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:09:34

#808 Album Review Roundup (St. Vincent, Tony Allen & More) Plus How to Save the Music Ecosystem

5/21/2021
As spring releases continue to sprout up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can't wait to share their opinions on some new music. Plus, they interview researcher and writer Ron Knox about how the music ecosystem can be saved, and why breaking up "Big Music" is the answer. 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 Record a Voice...

Duration:00:52:33

Remembering two legends of the Chicago music scene

5/19/2021
Greg pays tribute to Delmark Records founder Bob Koester and The Staples Singers' Pervis Staples, both behind the scenes legends of the Chicago music scene. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:11:04

#807 The Story of Malaco Records, Opinions on Miranda Lambert & girl in red

5/14/2021
Malaco Records is the longest-running independent label in American history, but most white music fans have never heard of it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Rob Bowman about his book, "The Last Soul Company: The Malaco Records Story." Plus, they review new records by Miranda Lambert and girl in red. 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...

Duration:00:51:35

Bonus podcast 25: More from Nancy Wilson

5/12/2021
We talk more with Nancy about the future of Heart, her film score work and Jim and Nancy meeting on the set of Almost Famous. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:11:09

#806 Nancy Wilson of Heart, Opinions on Art d'Ecco & Marianne Faithfull

5/7/2021
For decades, Heart’s Nancy Wilson has been connecting with audiences through her masterful guitar playing and spot-on harmony vocals. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with her about her illustrious career and her debut studio solo album. Plus, they review new records from Art d'Ecco and Marianne Faithfull. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice...

Duration:00:53:17

Bonus podcast 24: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

5/5/2021
Greg pays tribute to the bassist of one of the greatest black rock bands ever. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:06:55

#805 Hip Hop History, Opinions on Dawn Richard & Dry Cleaning, Beach Bunny

4/30/2021
Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview authors Jeff Chang and Davey D about their new edition of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," the essential hip hop history first published 16 years ago. Plus Jim and Greg review new albums by Dry Cleaning and Dawn Richard and hear what song got Beach Bunny inspired to pursue music as a career. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a...

Duration:00:50:58

Bonus podcast 23: Jim's DIJ

4/28/2021
Jim shares a song to celebrate getting his Pfizer vaccination. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:06:57

#804 The Best Backing Vocals, Opinions on BROCKHAMPTON & Eleventh Dream Day

4/23/2021
This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs defined by their backing vocals, much like Merry Clayton left her mark on The Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter." Plus they review the new album from Eleventh Dream Day and learn what they're missing in Brockhampton. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice...

Duration:00:51:12

Bonus podcast 22: More Merry Clayton

4/21/2021
We share more stories from Merry Clayton that didn't fit into our prior episode. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lU Record a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:11:23

#803 Sound of Metal's Paul Raci & The Story of Guy Clark

4/16/2021
This week, it's Sound Opinions at the movies! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with actor and musician Paul Raci, who is nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film Sound of Metal. They discuss the movie and the lack of representation for deaf people in the arts. Then, the hosts talk with the co-director of the movie Without Getting Killed or Caught, a documentary about folk and country singer-songwriter Guy Clark. Read the transcription of our interview with Paul Raci:...

Duration:00:51:55

Bonus podcast 21: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

4/14/2021
Greg shares a song that was inspired by missing a show because of the weather. Become a member on Patreon Make a donation via PayPal Record a Voice Memo Discuss the show

Duration:00:09:03