Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, Jim DeRogatis began voicing his opinions about rock ’n’ roll shortly thereafter. He is the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he writes album and concert reviews, the weekly "Live" column, and "The Great Albums" column, which alternates every other Sunday with Roger Ebert on "The Great Movies." He is also a freelance contributor to Spin, Penthouse, Guitar World, and Modern Drummer magazines, and the Salon web site, and has written two books, Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America’s Greatest Rock Critic and Kaleidoscope Eyes: Psychedelic Rock from the ’60s to the ’90s. Visit him on the web at www.jimdero.com.


TOP FIVE ALBUMS TO HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION:
Wire
Pink Flag



Nirvana
In Utero



The Flaming Lips
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart



My Bloody Valentine
Loveless



Thee Roots
Things Fall Apart