Sound Opinions

Sundays at 2pm
hosted by Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot
Greg Kot and Jim DiRogatis

Smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from cutting-edge underground rock and hip-hop, to classic rock, R&B, electronica, and worldbeat. From WBEZ in Chicago.

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Fri July 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Spinal Tap & Morrissey's new record on Sound Opinions

Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel

This year marks the 30th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap. Its director and one of its stars, Rob Reiner, joins Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot on Sound Opinions this week to talk all things Spinal Tap. Then Jim and Greg review the new album from the wonderfully moody Morrissey.  Sunday at 2pm.


Thu February 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Deltron 3030 on Sound Opinions

Deltron 3030

After more than a decade, the Northern California alternative hip-hop triumvirate of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala -- a.k.a. Deltron 3030 -- are back with a new album, Event 2

Hear them talk with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and perform in-studio on this week's Sound OpinionsSunday at 2pm.


Fri September 20, 2013
Sounds Opinions in SF 10/4@3pm

Sound Opinions in San Francisco, featuring Thee Oh Sees

Be part of a live Sound Opinions taping in San Francisco! On Friday, October 4th at 3pm at The Independent in San Francisco, Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot will record an episode of Sound Opinions featuring an interview and performance by Thee Oh Sees.

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Fri November 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Sound Opinions: James Brown's Live at the Apollo

Get ready for some screamin', some pleadin' and some shimmyin' on this week's Sound Opinions. 50 years after it was recorded, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at James Brown's Live at the Apollo album with his biographer RJ Smith. Then they review Neil Young's 2nd album of 2012 and the debut record from Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar.  Sunday at 2pm.


Fri June 15, 2012
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Willie Nelson on Sound Opinions

On the occasion of Willie Nelson's 66th studio release, Jim and Greg review the American icon's wide-ranging career with Texas music authority Joe Nick Patoski.  Sunday at 2pm.