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The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic / Jessica Hopper.

Hopper, Jessica. (Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Stan Getz Library ML3534.H667 F5 2015 37684001084683 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0983186332
  • ISBN: 9780983186335
  • Physical Description: 201 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Featherproof Books, 2015.

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General Note:
On spine: "fp14".
Summary, etc.:
"Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential." Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper's most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption. The book journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's rise. Through this vast range of album reviews, essays, columns, interviews, and oral histories, Hopper chronicles what it is to be truly obsessed with music. The pieces in The First Collection send us digging deep into our record collections, searching to re-hear what we loved and hated, makes us reconsider the art, trash, and politics Hopper illuminates, helping us to make sense of what matters to us." -- viewed on May 19, 2015.
Subject: Rock music > 2001-2010 > History and criticism.
Rock music > 2011-2020 > History and criticism.

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