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Author Hopper, Jessica, author.

Title The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic / Jessica Hopper ; foreword by Samantha Irby.

Edition Revised and Expanded Edition, First MCD x FSG Originals edition.
Publication Info. New York : MCD X FSG Originals / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  781.66 HOP    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 426 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Foreword / by Samantha Irby -- Introduction: I have a strange relationship with music -- Part I: Chicago -- Part II: Real/Fake -- Part III: Death/Redemption -- Part IV: Nostalgia -- Part V: California -- Part VI: Strictly business -- Part VII: Desire, power, pleasure -- Part VIII: Personal/Political -- Part IX: She said -- Afterword.
Summary "Throughout her career, spanning more than two decades, Jessica Hopper, a revered and pioneering music critic, has examined women recording and producing music, in all genres, through an intersectional feminist lens. The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic features oral histories of bands like Hole and Sleater Kinney, interviews with the women editors of 1970s-era Rolling Stone, and intimate conversations with iconic musicians such as Björk, Robyn, and Lido Pimienta. Hopper journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence; decamps to Gary, Indiana, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death; explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love; and examines the rise of emo. The collection also includes profiles and reviews of some of the most-loved, and most-loathed, women artists making music today: Fiona Apple, Kacey Musgraves, M.I.A., Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey. In order for the music industry to change, Hopper writes, we need "the continual presence of radicalized women . . . being encouraged and given reasons to stay, rather than diminished by the music which glues our communities together." The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic-published to acclaim in 2015, and reissued now with new material and an introduction by Samantha Irby-is a rallying cry for women-centered history and storytelling, and a groundbreaking, obsessive, razor-sharp panorama of music writing crafted by one of the most influential critics of her generation."
Subject Rock music -- 2001-2010 -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- 2011-2020 -- History and criticism.
Genre Essays.
Added Author Irby, Samantha, writer of foreword.
Hopper, Jessica. Chance the Rapper is the next big thing from Chicago.
Hopper, Jessica. Viva la filthy noise!
Hopper, Jessica. Sweet things.
Hopper, Jessica. Lil' Squirt.
Hopper, Jessica. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Oswego.
Hopper, Jessica. Pogoing across borders.
Hopper, Jessica. "Stomach-churning" sexual assault accusations against R. Kelly.
Hopper, Jessica. We can't stop.
Hopper, Jessica. Gaga takes a trip.
Hopper, Jessica. Deconstructing Lana Del Rey.
ISBN 9780374538996 (paperback)
0374538999 (paperback)
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