Sound Opinions

Chicago Public Media

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

Kranky Records, Opinions on Iggy Pop & Ladytron

2/3/2023
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history of the Chicago indie label Kranky Records, which has been home over the years to artists like Low, Deerhunter and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They talk with Kranky co-founder and author of the book “You’re with Stupid,” Bruce Adams, about its creation, ethos and more. The hosts also review new music from Iggy Pop and Ladytron. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon:...

Duration:00:50:03

RIP Van Conner

2/1/2023
In this bonus episode, Jim and Greg pay tribute to Van Conner of the Screaming Trees, who recently died at age 55. 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

Duration:00:07:09

Songs About Photography, Marty Perez & RIP David Crosby

1/27/2023
Jim and Greg talk with longtime music photographer Marty Perez about his new career-spanning book, "Kill A Punk For Rock & Roll." They also share their favorite songs about photography and pay tribute to David Crosby. 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:00:50:51

An Obscure British Band You've Probably Never Heard Of

1/25/2023
In this bonus episode, Jim digs deep into the British music scene of the '60s to add an obscure song to the Desert Island Jukebox. 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

Duration:00:12:15

Dry Cleaning, Reviews of Margo Price and SZA, and RIP Jeff Beck

1/20/2023
Post-punk tunes topped with dadaist deadpan lyrics are an unlikely formula for popularity in music, but that's the secret to Dry Cleaning's success. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with band members Florence Shaw and Nick Buxton about one of their favorite albums of 2022. They also review new albums by SZA and Margo Price and pay tribute to Jeff Beck. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter:...

Duration:00:50:52

A Great Girl Group Song from 2007

1/18/2023
In this bonus episode, Jim shares a girl group song from 2007 that can stand alongside more famous tracks from the 1960s. 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

Duration:00:06:26

Cameron Crowe on Almost Famous the Musical, His Movies & More

1/13/2023
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot catch up with longtime friend, screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe. They discuss his films, most notably Almost Famous, which recently wrapped up a run on Broadway as a musical. They talk about the differences between making a movie and a stage production, getting Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” for Say Anything… and more. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter:...

Duration:00:52:35

Two Late-Breaking 2022 Obituaries

1/11/2023
In this bonus episode, we pay tribute to even more musicians who died at the end of 2022. 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

Duration:00:10:26

The Best Songs of 2022, Obits & Greg's Annual Mixtape

1/6/2023
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look at the music of 2022 from the rearview mirror. Jim and the producers share some of their favorite singles of the year, review some missed obituaries and Greg plays an excerpt from his legendary annual mixtape. 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:...

Duration:00:53:29

Jim's Favorite Springsteen Songs

1/4/2023
In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox that was written by Bruce Springsteen, doubling the total number of songs by the Boss that he likes. 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

Duration:00:08:39

Low Live on Sound Opinions, RIP Loretta Lynn & Anton Fier

12/30/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit Low's 2011 session on Sound Opinions in honor of singer and drummer Mimi Parker, who died in November. The hosts also pay tribute to Loretta Lynn and drummer Anton Fier, who also died in 2022. 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:00:55:10

Travels With Greg: The Dylan Center

12/28/2022
In this bonus episode, Greg recounts his experience visiting the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 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

Duration:00:12:12

D'Angelo's Voodoo & Bassist Pino Palladino

12/23/2022
This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect D’Angelo’s masterpiece album Voodoo. They chat with author Faith Pennick about the record’s context, impact and more. Then, the hosts will talk with the bassist who played on that album, among many others, Pino Palladino. 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...

Duration:00:54:17

One more Cirzan Christmas tune

12/21/2022
In this bonus episode, Andy Cirzan shares a song from his annual holiday obscura mix that was too weird for the radio. 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:00:11:48

The 2022 Holiday Spectacular with Andy Cirzan

12/16/2022
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's collection is called "The Reindeer Sessions... Further Adventures in Holiday Obscura." 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:00:55:20

More Best Albums of 2022

12/14/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim and Greg share more of their favorite albums of 2022. 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:00:17:57

The Best Albums of 2022, Plus RIP Christine McVie

12/9/2022
As 2022 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reveal their Best Albums of the Year, music they loved and couldn’t stop listening to. They also hear selections from their production staff and pay tribute to the late, great Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac. 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...

Duration:00:54:01

Ganser adds to the Desert Island Jukebox

12/7/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim and Greg continue their discussion with Alicia Gaines of Ganser, including getting a few additions to the Desert Island Jukebox. 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:00:24:37

Margo Price, Plus Opinions on Robyn Hitchcock & Plains

12/2/2022
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome Margo Price back to the show to discuss her memoir, "Maybe We'll Make It." Since her first appearance in 2018, Price has recorded two albums, joined the board of Farm Aid and met almost all of her heroes. Plus, Jim and Greg review the new albums from Robyn Hitchcock and Plains, a new group from Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our...

Duration:00:50:29

A Flying Saucer Love Song

11/30/2022
In this bonus episode, Jim pays tribute to Tropicália legend Gal Costa, who died in November. 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:00:10:51