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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

Adia Victoria, Goodbye Ronnie Spector, Plus Opinions on Earl Sweatshirt and FKA twigs

1/21/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer and songwriter Adia Victoria about her stunning 2021 album "A Southern Gothic." They also review some new music from Earl Sweatshirt and FKA twigs, plus they bid farewell to the late Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes. 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:00:49:21

A classic house track that inspired a top single of 2021

1/19/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim shares a classic of Chicago house music that was reworked into one of his favorite singles on 2021. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:06:50

Robert Finley, Opinions on Neil Young, The Weeknd & Turnstile, Plus Peter Bogdanovich

1/14/2022
For much of his life, Robert Finley's musical talent was a buried treasure, but with "Sharecropper's Son" he made one of the best albums of 2021. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Finley about his unconventional path to a music career. They also revisit their 2008 conversation with the late director Peter Bogdanovich about his Tom Petty documentary film. Plus, the hosts review new albums from Turnstile, The Weeknd and Neil Young. Join our Facebook Group:...

Duration:00:50:25

Peter Bogdanovich on Tom Petty

1/12/2022
In this bonus episode, director Peter Bogdanovich talks with Jim and Greg about his Tom Petty documentary, "Runnin' Down A Dream." Bogdanovich died on January 6 at age 82. The legacy of Woodstock impresario Michael Lang is also discussed after his death on January 8. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:17:33

The Top Singles of 2021 & Greg's Mixtape

1/7/2022
Some songs can define our memory of a year when we look back. Host Jim DeRogatis and production staff share the songs that defined 2021 for them. Plus, host Greg Kot shares his 2021 mixtape and pays tribute to musicians who died 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...

Duration:00:50:58

A great song by a cool band, made popular by a pop star

1/5/2022
In this bonus podcast, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox that became very popular for a pop star, but whose songwriter remained obscure. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:04:46

"Gimme Shelter" Singer Merry Clayton & Author Dawnie Walton

12/31/2021
Author Dawnie Walton talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about what inspired her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, a fantasy rock history about a fierce black singer in the 1970s. Plus Jim and Greg talk with Merry Clayton, whose iconic performance on "Gimme Shelter" still didn't make her a household name. 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:00:51:26

A '90s Nugget Gets Added to the Jukebox

12/29/2021
In this bonus podcast, Jim adds a one-hit-wonder from 1996 to the Desert Island Jukebox. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:13:13

Revisiting Carole King's Tapestry

12/24/2021
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their classic album dissection of Carole King's "Tapestry" for its 50th anniversary. 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: Carole King, "It's Too Late," Tapestry, Ode, 1971 The Shirelles, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow,"...

Duration:00:48:00

A rap duo that's big in Canada, plus a TV show endorsement

12/22/2021
In this bonus episode Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox inspired by a favorite TV show from his favorite director. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:08:32

Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular with Andy Cirzan

12/17/2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Andy Cirzan has a bag full of fresh festive tunes for everyone to enjoy. The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular is back with vintage Korean psych rock, rare old school Caribbean vinyl and even some modern indie artists. 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:00:55:21

Matt Muse Interview and Music World Obituaries

12/15/2021
In this bonus podcast Jim interviews hip hop artist Matt Muse and Greg pays tribute to three music world luminaries who recently passed. Buy tickets for Love & Nappyness 12/17 at Metro Chicago: https://bit.ly/3dQP4Bg Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:34:52

The Best Albums of 2021

12/10/2021
It's time for one of the most anticipated shows of the year, the Best Albums of 2021! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite records of the year that they keep returning to again and again. They also hear favorite albums by the production staff. 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:00:55:26

When concerts turn unsafe

12/8/2021
In this bonus episode, Jim and Greg continue their conversation with Rolling Stone senior writer and Sound Opinions contributor, Althea Legaspi, about first hand experiences of unsafe concerts. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T

Duration:00:07:05

The Beatles Get Back, Astroworld & Concert Safety

12/3/2021
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Sound Opinions collaborator Althea Legaspi about the tragedy at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival. They discuss the dire need for consistent safety measures at shows and times they felt unsafe in live music environments. The hosts also hear some desert island jukebox selections from guests and feedback from listeners. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our...

Duration:00:51:11

The first American band signed to 4AD

12/1/2021
In this bonus podcast, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from an under-appreciated band from the late-80s indie scene. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:08:26

Aimee Mann's Five Essential Albums, Opinions on Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

11/26/2021
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 Record a Voice...

Duration:00:51:10

The story of Karen Dalton

11/24/2021
In this bonus podcast, producer Andrew Gill interviews directors Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete about their film "Karen Dalton: In My Own Time." Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:43:58

Songs About Giving Thanks, Opinions on IDLES & Courtney Barnett

11/19/2021
With Thanksgiving coming up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks. Plus they review highly anticipated new albums from Courtney Barnett and IDLES. 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: Ariana Grande, "thank u,...

Duration:00:51:02

Jim remembers a lesser-known Motown diva

11/17/2021
In this bonus podcast, Jim adds a song to the desert island jukebox from a lesser-known Motown diva who began her career with a secret. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah

Duration:00:09:47