Beyond the boys-the first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic


The title of Jessica Hopper’s new book isn’t perfectly accurate, but Ms. hopper’s title is close enough that’s she earned the right to employ it, and it neatly drives a point home. As Karen remarked in the introduction to rock she wrote, rock criticism is more overwhelmingly male than rock itself. Ms. Hopper, who grew up in Minneapolis and now lives in Chicago, is a senior editor at Pitchfork and the editor of its absorbing quarterly magazine the pitchfork review. Her collection is by turns loose and warm and finicky and outraged, and it’s best piece are more observant than 94 percent of the first novels that have come my way this year.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: