Summer Songs Part 2

summer songs

The hot sun is beating down and we’re busy waxing our surfboards. Jim and Greg share more of their favorite Summer Songs.

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Jessica Hopper

Senior Pitchfork editor and music critic Jessica Hopper joins Jim and Greg in the studio for a discussion of her new book The First Collection of Criticism By a Living Female Rock Critic. This career-spanning anthology includes Hopper's controversial pieces on pop icons Lana Del Rey and Miley Cyrus, her famous Village Voice article on the R. Kelly controversy that emerged after an interview with Jim himself, and other notable reviews by the accomplished critic. Hopper discusses her start as a fifteen year-old fanzine writer, the challenge of separating the art from the artist, and the significance of the female voice in music criticism.

Summer Songs (Part 2)

Back in 2006, Greg and Jim put out a playlist of their favorite summer songs. Now they give you the long-awaited part 2 of their hot summer mixtape.


  • Yo La Tengo, "Little Honda"
  • Best Coast, "Summer Mood"
  • The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"
  • Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, "The Show"


  • Cool Kids, "Swimsuits"
  • Chicago, "Saturday in the Park"
  • Martha & the Vandellas, "(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"
  • Violent Femmes, "Blister in the Sun"

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