Sound Opinions

Schedule

Saturday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

Two of the nation's most respected rock critics meet each week to interview artists, listen to performances, report on the latest music and pop culture news and review albums past and present. Sound Opinions is hosted by music writers Greg Kot of The Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of Vocalo.org. They share a chemistry that is as engaging and entertaining as the music they discuss.

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Last month marked the 45th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' notorious gig at the Altamont Speedway. Stanley Booth was there to witness it, and he li...
We are talking musical odd couples this week. Take a listen as Jim and Greg play some of the best examples of rock's "Strange Bedfellows." Then they r...
Mary J. Blige, the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," joins Jim and host: Greg for a conversation about her two decades in music, keeping it real on American Id...
Veteran indie rockers Spoon return to Sound Opinions for a conversation and live performance of songs off their 8th studio album They Want My Soul. ...
Jim and Greg present their Mixtapes for 2014 with their favorite songs of the year. And they remember some music greats. ...
Jim and Greg hand the Desert Island Jukebox remote over to some of their favorite guests. Hear what music Robert Plant, Kelis and Fred Armisen say the...
Jim and Greg look back at 20 years of the groundbreaking alt-country label Bloodshot Records. Plus a review of the long-awaited new album by soul arti...
Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentr...
The end of the year is nigh! Jim and Greg look back at the Best Albums of 2014 and hear some of your picks. ...
Detroit postpunk band Protomartyr visits the Sound Opinions studio, and Jim and Greg review a new album by the Australian quintet The Preatures. ...

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Jim DeRogatis
Jim DeRogatis

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, Jim DeRogatis began voicing his opinions about rock ’n’ roll shortly ...
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Greg Kot
Greg Kot

Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990 and is the cohost of the nationally syndicated "Sound Opinions." He has writt...
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