Sound Opinions

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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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From Sound Opinions

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. ...
Jim and Greg are joined by the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant. Then they review the new album from TV on the Radio. ...
Jim, Greg and the listeners nominate their most disappointing albums of 2014. ...
The Shins frontman James Mercer and super-producer Danger Mouse are the celestial rock duo Broken Bells. The pair joins Sound Opinions in Portland, Or...
Jim and Greg conduct a classic album dissection of Pink Floyd’s epic double concept album The Wall, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in Novembe...
Jim and Greg celebrate Halloween by dabbling in the dark arts with Peter Bebergal, author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll....
While the charts are dominated by old standards like Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett, there are a ton of exciting, new and lesser-known acts that de...

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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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