The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
I stumbled across this super enjoyable compendium of Jessica Hopper’s music writing at the bookstore earlier this year. It’s a revised and expanded edition of the book she first published in 2015. This edition is almost twice as long.
Chances are you’ve read her work at some point. But if you’re not familiar with her, even better.
“Jessica Hopper’s criticism is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large.” —Annie Clark, St. Vincent
I’ve been using some of the pieces as a way to dig back into recording artists I haven’t listened to in a while with a new perspective or more backstory.
If you’ve ever been one to read a music review in an arts or alt weekly (For me, City Pages, Twin Cities Reader, The Stranger, Mercury) you should enjoy this.
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