Sound Opinions

Sundays at 3pm
  • Hosted by Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot

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.

Sound Opinions #500

Jun 26, 2015

On this week's Sound Opinions, Greg Kot & Jim Derogatis celebrate their 500th episode on public radio by revisiting some of their favorite interviewees, including Yoko Ono, Rivers Cuomo, Bootsy Collins, and Savages (pictured).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jim Kot and Greg Derogatis talk to English singer, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe about his long career—from the punk and new wave scenes in the ‘70s to his most recent album The Old Magic. Plus, they review the new album from controversial Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.  On Sound Opinions, Sunday at 2pm.

On Sunday at 2pm (just in time for Valentine’s Day), Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot and listeners name their favorite First Love Songs. Plus, they review the debut album by the much-hyped pop singer Lana Del Rey.