Jessica Hopper

Review: The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

What make this collection complex and worthwhile for both serious and casual listeners is that Hopper is well aware of how we always teeter between what we want from our music and what we can get. Nor does she claim exemption, stating plainly in the collection’s introduction: “I am painfully aware of every single thing that I need from music, embarrassed by what I ask of it.”