15 Albums That All Hipsters Love


Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Year: 1998

In a lot of ways, this is the original hipster album. Jeff Mangum & Co. had the aura down pat, from the outsider sensibility of anachronistic displacement to Mangum's impossibly confident disbanding of the band after their near-perfect album proved the work to be that of a possible mad genius. The music itself is incredible, In The Aeroplane is an album everyone should try to listen to at least once, but it also feels tailor-made to a hipster crowd—lo-fi, but with memorable melodies, dark and often frightening, with flashes of beauty. And, if you needed any proof of exactly how much hipsters love this record, it sold the sixth most vinyl EP's in 2008.

  • qweqweqwe

    XX suck. They’re pop you massive vagina

  • Locode

    Sonic Youth and the Arcade Fire are two of the worst bands in history.

  • Carlton_B

    Most of these albums were around long before hipsters were even close to being a thing. This list is ridiculous. Daft Punk? Hipster bands are Vampire Weekend and Of Monsters and Men and the Lumineers and stuff like that. Daft Punk isn’t even close, especially the original album.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

    I thought for sure that Daft Punk’s “Discovery” and Modest Mouse’s “Good News For People Who Love Bad News” would have been the most obvious choices for hipsters.

  • Playboy Milla

    Came in the door, Said it before

  • Kim

    chyeah right dude

  • Curtis Hummel

    yes, but it makes people feel good to categorize

  • tim volack

    the thing about hipsters is they never admit they are hipsters.

  • Demetri


  • Kara

    With Our Arms to the Sun and At the Drive In have WAY more hipster fans than half these bands

  • Alex

    I feel like Les Friction would fall somewhere in these albums

  • Holden Caulfield

    Hipsters have caused every bad event, in the history of the world… They are, the absolute, worst kind of people, in the world. Bedhead, drab colors, rimhorn glasses, and an absolutely miserable taste, in what they consider, music… Res Ipsa Loquitur

    ~Now, in order to be a super-hipster, thousands of genetically inferior men, are getting facial hair implants, to further their “cool, without any effort,” look. Does anyone else see the fantastic irony, in this notion???

  • Richard

    Aphex Twin? Fuck you

  • Black Pigeon

    So hipsters don’t acknowledge that black people make music, or that the term hipster came from black culture? Way to not culturally appropriate, bruh.

  • hipster

    hipster detected

  • mich

    nah, those are poser-hipster albums. real hipsters dig deep to find music that they think only they know about

  • kvltwalter

    I was expecting to see some Godspeed

  • Luke

    Umm i thought hipsters only typed on typewriters and pondered things they can never understand. Their pseudo-intellectual blabber convinces only other fools with similarly low IQ’s.