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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Jimmy Jam of Jam & Lewis on His Hits With Janet Jackson & New Album, Plus Shirley Manson of Garbage

10/15/2021
Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. But finally in 2021, the duo released their debut album as artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Jimmy Jam about the record and his illustrious past work. Plus, we hear the song that got Garbage's Shirley Manson Hooked on Sonics. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon:...

Duration:00:56:45

Critical darlings once more

10/13/2021
In this bonus podcast, Greg plays a song by a band that were once critical darlings, but have taken a critical beating over the past 20 years. He presents this song as evidence they haven't lost a step. 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:00:11:04

Jason Molina: His Life and Music, Plus Opinions on Mickey Guyton & Leon Bridges

10/8/2021
Whether he was recording as Songs: Ohia or Magnolia Electric Company, Jason Molina was a poetic and enigmatic musician, releasing 16 studio albums before his untimely death in 2013. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Erin Osmon about her biography of Molina, "Riding With The Ghost." The hosts also hear what song got Leon Bridges Hooked on Sonics and review the new album from country artist Mickey Guyton. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon:...

Duration:00:52:51

Shirley Manson on Garbage's new album and her podcast

10/6/2021
In this bonus episode producer Alex Claiborne talks with Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson about their new album "No Gods No Masters" and her podcast The Jump. 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:00:22:20

The R. Kelly Conviction with dream hampton and Jim DeRogatis & Reviews of Adia Victoria and Little Simz

10/1/2021
As the two journalists who had the biggest roles in bringing R. Kelly to justice, dream hampton, director of "Surviving R. Kelly" and Jim DeRogatis reflect on the news this week that the R&B superstar was convicted of federal charges. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot also review new albums from Adia Victoria and Little Simz. 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:00:53:03

The Drive-By Truckers' American South

9/29/2021
In this bonus episode producer Andrew Gill interviews author Stephen Deusner about his new book, "Where The Devil Don't Stay: Traveling the South with the Drive-By Truckers." 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:00:42:12

Reviews of Low, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X & More, Plus Guest Desert Island Jukebox

9/24/2021
As we move into fall, there's an abundance of new music to review. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a review roundup, sharing their thoughts on new music from artists like Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Low and Amyl and the Sniffers. Plus, we'll hear from past Sound Opinions guests about the desert island jukebox songs that can't live without. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter:...

Duration:00:57:32

A band that really cooks

9/22/2021
In this bonus podcast, Jim adds a song to the desert island jukebox by a band that actually cooked on stage. 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:00:08:16

Pitchfork Music Festival report and more buried treasures

9/20/2021
In this bonus podcast, Jim and Greg share a couple more buried treasure picks and talk with producer Alex Claiborne about her experience at the recent Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. 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:00:18:22

Buried Treasures & Tamar Aphek

9/17/2021
With the volume of music released each week, some is bound to not get the attention it deserves. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their recent finds and shine a light on them. They also talk with Israeli musician Tamar Aphek about her album "All Bets Are Off." 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:...

Duration:00:54:23

Leon Bridges on honing his Gold-Diggers Sound

9/15/2021
In this bonus podcast, Sound Opinions associate producer Sol Delgadillo interviews return guest Leon Bridges about his third album "Gold-Diggers Sound" and what it's like to hear his song "The River" so often in auditions for The Voice. 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:00:14:50

Glam Rocker Art d'Ecco, Opinions on Drake & Halsey

9/10/2021
In the great glam rock tradition, Art d’Ecco is making dynamic, melodic music as his costumed alter ego. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with singer, songwriter and keyboardist Art d’Ecco about his new album In Standard Definition, influences like Brian Eno and Marc Bolan and more. Plus, the hosts review the latest from Drake and the new Halsey record produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon:...

Duration:00:50:48

Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond talks with Althea Legaspi, plus a live music update

9/8/2021
In this bonus episode contributor Althea Legaspi talks with DJ Beverly Bond about her organization, Black Girls Rock! Althea also talks with Jim and Greg about the current state of live music dealing with COVID and shares a new track going viral on social media. 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:00:27:39

Songs About Breaking Free, Kanye Review, RIP Lee Scratch Perry

9/3/2021
As Sound Opinions celebrates our first year as an independent production, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about breaking free. They also review the new album by Kanye West, pay tribute to Lee Scratch Perry and play recent listener comments. 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:00:49:01

A tribute to half of one of the greatest rock 'n roll duos ever

9/1/2021
In this bonus podcast Greg pays tribute to Don Everly, who died August 21 at age 84. 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:00:07:06

Yola & Charlie Watts

8/27/2021
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview British singer Yola, whose new album blurs genres and breaks her out of the country niche of her previous work. Plus, they pay tribute to the late, great Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. 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:00:53:30

Richard Thompson on jamming with Led Zeppelin, getting mocked by Buck Owens and avoiding his police officer dad in 1960s London

8/25/2021
In this bonus podcast we hear more from our recent interview with Richard Thompson. He comments on jamming with Led Zeppelin, discovering French music from his dad's record collection, avoiding his dad's police station while gigging in London and a strange encounter with Buck Owens. 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:00:15:37

A conversation about Aaliyah

8/24/2021
In this bonus podcast Jim talks with author Kathy Iandoli about her new book, "Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah." As much of her music comes to streaming platforms for the first time and details about R Kelly's predatory involvement with her are revealed in court, Aaliyah is very much in the news, even two decades after her death. As Kathy puts it, it's time to give Aaliyah her flowers. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon:...

Duration:00:42:01

Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention, Opinions on Naked Raygun & Amythyst Kiah

8/20/2021
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson this week. They discuss his memoir Beeswing, his time in Fairport Convention and how the iconic folk rock band stood out in a sea of blues and traditional rock bands. The hosts also review new albums by Naked Raygun and Amythyst Kiah. Take our Survey: https://bit.ly/3i4BWdinsn Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our...

Duration:00:55:54

Dusty Hill, The Bearded Blues Rock Bassist and Vocalist, Remembered

8/18/2021
In this bonus podcast, Greg adds a ZZ Top song to the Desert Island Jukebox in tribute to their bassist, Dusty Hill, who died in July. 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:00:12:29