Sound OpinionsAuthor: WBEZ Chicago
12 Dec 2018

Sound Opinions

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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 - the world's only rock and roll talk show.

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    #680 The Best Albums of 2018

    This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite albums of 2018. They also hear picks from Sound Opinions producers and listeners.

  • Posted on 07 Dec 2018

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    #679 Singer-Songwriter Amanda Shires & Opinions on Anderson .Paak & Art Brut

    This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a conversation with country singer-songwriter Amanda Shires at the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicago. They discuss her literary lyrics, her latest album To The Sunset and how becoming a mom has influenced her art. She'll also perform live. Jim and Greg will also review new albums from hip hop artist Anderson .Paak and indie rock band Art Brut.

  • Posted on 30 Nov 2018

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    #678 Astral Weeks 50th Anniversary & Guest Desert Island Jukebox

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct an Album Dissection of Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Then, we hear from recent Sound Opinions guests about their Desert Island Jukebox picks... Tracks they can't live without.

  • Posted on 23 Nov 2018

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    #677 Buried Treasures & Dad Rap

    Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear! Plus, Jim and Greg talk with author Steven Hyden about the parallels between "Dad Rock" bands and "Dad Rap" stars.

  • Posted on 16 Nov 2018

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    #676 Lennon v. McCartney Solo Careers & Opinions on Vince Staples & Makaya McCraven

    This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the post-Beatles careers of John Lennon and Paul McCartney... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Plus, Jim and Greg review the new release from rapper Vince Staples and a hip-hop infused jazz album from drummer Makaya McCraven.

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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