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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

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    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

    Carole King's Tapestry

    Carole King's Tapestry

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their classic album dissection of Carole King's Tapestry.

    • 50 min
    2024 Sound Opinions Writing Prize Winners

    2024 Sound Opinions Writing Prize Winners

    In this bonus podcast, Jim and Greg speak with the winners of the third annual Sound Opinions Writing Prize which is made possible thanks to the Goldschmidt Foundation.

    • 15 min
    Ira Robbins, Billie Eilish & Shellac Reviews

    Ira Robbins, Billie Eilish & Shellac Reviews

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Ira Robbins, founder of Trouser Press magazine, and the hosts review new music from Billie Eilish and Shellac.

    • 50 min
    2024 Sound Opinions Music Prize Winners

    2024 Sound Opinions Music Prize Winners

    In this bonus podcast, Jim and Greg speak with the winners of the second annual Sound Opinions Music Prize which is made possible thanks to the Goldschmidt Foundation.

    • 13 min
    Joni Mitchell's Blue

    Joni Mitchell's Blue

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of Joni Mitchell's 1971 masterpiece, Blue.

    • 48 min
    2024 Sound Opinions Photo Prize Winners

    2024 Sound Opinions Photo Prize Winners

    In this bonus podcast, Jim and Greg speak with two winners of the first annual Sound Opinions Photo Prize which is made possible thanks to the Goldschmidt Foundation.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Matt Worrall ,

Great way to keep up with things stateside

Really enjoyable romp through whats going on in music with a consistently high standard of guest. The focus is heavily on independent and classic rock (but with some hip hop and R&B getting the occasional look in). Presenters Jim & Greg are enjoyably opinionated and take a strong line on how the recording industry is shooting itself in the foot (but could sometimes let their guests get a word in edgeways a little more!). As a UK listener I find it very useful to get some intelligence on what US bands are coming through.

SimonTime ,

High quality music podcast

The best music podcast I have found. I listen to mostly American music, and it is enjoyable to hear them cut through the hype surrounding British pop singers like Adele and Duffy, who are praised disproportionately in the Uk. They have a deep knowledge of musical history, and save for the occasional bit of pretentiousness, I have the utmost respect for their opinions

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