Episode 158: Jessica Hopper


Pitchfork Review’s Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to discuss her new book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, her influential fanzine Hit It Or Quit It and what it was like going back to a flip phone for two years. We also discuss her days of being a publicist for classic Jade Tree releases like the Promise Ring’s Nothing Feels Good, how she manages to avoid being jaded when it comes to new artists and why Jonah and Brian seem to have rediscovered adult-contemporary artists such as Bruce Hornsby and Phil Collins, for better or worse.