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Sound Opinions

Fridays at 10:00 p.m.
  • Hosted by Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot

Produced by WBEZ in Chicago, Sound Opinions is where people who love music can come together. Make discoveries, debate, learn about pop culture, engage, have fun and find new ways to further enrich your lives through music.

Sound Opinions Remembers Aretha Franklin

Aug 16, 2018

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at age 76. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the life and career of the legend. They'll discuss her discography, music activism and impact. They also dig into the best selling album of Aretha Franklin's career, Amazing Grace, with Aaron Cohen, who wrote a book about that seminal recording.

Sound Opinions: Remembering Aretha Franklin

Aug 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin’s voice was powerful, moving, and unmistakable. Sound Opinions remembers the life, legacy and music of the Queen of Soul. Hosts Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot talk about her life and share some of her most memorable recordings. They also speak with keyboardist Spooner Oldham who recorded with Aretha and dig into her most successful album, 1972’s Amazing Grace.

Roxy Music Classic Album Dissection

Aug 9, 2018

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dig into Roxy Music's influential 1972 self-titled debut album. They get the inside story of the recording of Roxy Music from former Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, and discuss the album's lasting impact.

Sound Opinions: Sound Opinions at Sea

Aug 2, 2018

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take the show to the water with the episode Sound Opinions at Sea! They'll share some of their favorite songs about oceans, seas and more! Plus, a conversation and live performance at the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicago with singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.

Sound Opinions: Alice Cooper

Jul 27, 2018

Alice Cooper invented shock-rock in the 1970s, sparking controversy with his ghoulishly theatrical live shows and hard rock hits like "School's Out" and "I'm Eighteen." Alice Cooper joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a career-spanning conversation.

Sound Opinions Fundraiser: Exile on Main St.

Jul 23, 2018

This is a special fundraising edition of Sound Opinions hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. Hosts Jim and Greg discuss the often overlooked masterpiece by the Rolling Stones, 1972’s Exile on Main St. There are three (3) episode segments plus an optional billboard to be aired sequentially during the Sound Opinions hour. Pitch time has been allotted. NOTE: This episode doesn’t make mention of pitching, pledge drives, or supporting public radio. Nor are there ‘handoffs.’ It is simply a regular episode of Sound Opinions cut to a length to allow for for pitching. 

Sound Opinions: PJ Morton

Jul 19, 2018

PJ Morton is an indie soul artist that just happens to be in Maroon Five, one of the biggest pop groups in the country. But his solo sound is light years away from Top 40 R&B, blending his New Orleans gospel roots with strains of Stevie Wonder. PJ joins Jim and Greg for a conversation and performance.

Sound Opinions: Buried Treasures & MSNBC's Ari Melber

Jul 12, 2018

It's time yet again from Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to open their treasure chests and reveal relatively unknown new albums YOU need to hear! They'll also talk to host of MSNBC's The Beat, Ari Melber, about his love for rap music and how he integrates it into his political coverage.

Sound Opinions Live!

Jul 2, 2018

So many talented musicians perform on Sound Opinions, but we don't always have time to air every song. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite never-before-heard live performances from artists like Beach Slang and Arcade Fire. Plus, they unearth even more favorite performances from our archive.

Sound Opinions: The Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Jun 28, 2018

The year is half over and we think it's time to share some of our favorite albums of 2018 so far! Find out what albums hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have at the top of their lists, plus hear from some listeners.

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