10 Obnoxious Things Hipsters Say About Music

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By Constant Gardner & Harmonicait

It goes without saying that we're music fans. Massive music fans. Obsessive, nerdy music fans who want nothing more than to be able to sit in front of our laptops and, uninterrupted by human interaction, listen to music all day long. We're probably also snobs. We listen to so much music, and think about it so much of the time that we can't help but having strong views. As much as we might rage at Bieber, or cringe at Guetta, or tell our friends about this brilliant new band we just discovered, what is always most important is the music itself. For the hipster, however, music is just another weapon in the constant war to seem cool.

Hipsters don't seem to take as much pleasure from the music itself as from asserting their superiority or alternative nature. Whether it be early adoption, wider knowledge, "better" taste, or just knowing someone in the band, the hipster will always find something smug or dismissive to say in any conversation about music. So if you catch yourself saying too many of these, watch out.

Here are 10 obnoxious things hipsters say about music.

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  • antoine

    the irony of it all…

  • http://twitter.com/mattmcc__ Mattmcc

    hahahah plebs

  • MufFinn Man

    Number 9 is kind of stupid. You don’t have to like or not like any song, you can be indifferent. And if you’re indifferent to a song, which then gets blasted all day on the radio, you’re going to hate it.

    Party Rock Anthem is one of those songs. Anytime I’m at a party that’s my shit. If I’m anywhere else I’d kill kittens to end it.

  • a hipster

    so “hipsters” can’t really like music ? too “cool” to really appreciate it or know anything about it ? right, they must be pretending only. boo-ooh, hipsters, devils ! this is bullshit. music is for everyone to like whatever they look like. I can have beard and glasses, and be into music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billys-Kingdom/100002933798378 Billy’s Kingdom

    a lot of time the single is the worst, or at least overplayed.

  • shmillz

    i don’t agree with number 2 at all. i definitely wouldn’t say i’m a hipster, i love virtually every genre of music, but i don’t wanna fucking hear Pitbull and/or Taylor Swift and/or Macklemore anymore on the radio because the sheer volume of their airtime ruins it. Stations have an almost-infinite amount of music at their disposal; why do they only play the same 10 damn songs every fucking day?

  • shmillz

    err, that would be 9 i guess haha

  • Trey Deming

    Classic 2008 throwback post

  • http://twitter.com/412JD JD

    the radio can ruin songs by playing them constantly

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.miller.779 STLZ_J

    haha all these hipsters are mad cuz this is stuff they say

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.miller.779 STLZ_J

    the article is just making fun of hipsters for being smug di.cks. relax

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.miller.779 STLZ_J

    agreed. if pop radio gets ahold of a song, forget about it. the best you can hope to do is not listen to the radio.

  • Jumi

    ^ This would be a good Honorable Mention/#11

  • comehomenow

    Still perpetuating this stereotype? Most “smug” condescending comments are about hipsters, not by them.

  • nokeys

    I liked Macklemore 4 months before the radio got to “Thrift Shop”.. Wait…

  • Apparently a hipster douchebag

    I don’t know anybody to whom at least one or more of these criteria do not apply.

  • sfmf1013

    All this is true!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsay.rhodes.7 Linzee Rhodes

    It’s just their way of showing that they have low self-esteem and confidence. This is no different than some girl showing off her Louis Vuitton bag and her Chanel sunglasses to everyone she knows. “Look at me! I’m better than you!” Don’t get angry, or try to prove them wrong, just shake your head, laugh and remember that they’re only a music expert to themselves.

  • shecanrage

    Yeah, I’ve heard this shit so many times that we are probably used to it.there is a hipster on every corner.

  • http://twitter.com/DJxDario DeeJay Dario

    This is the gospel.

  • HipHip

    buddy I liked him a year before. 8) – hipster glasses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/n.olakara Nisham Olakara

    Hipsters are the reason why a lot of underground artists/bands get famous.. and fools keep listening to the radio.. :) You must’ve spent a lot of time with hipsters to write all that down and also loved being with them Hipsters so much because of the good music you hear. You’re the hipster who hates hipsters mate!

  • Charlie

    This is about “I only like their early stuff.” Raymond Chandler said that you always do your best work before anyone knows who you are. By the time you get known, you are emptying out, and in the end “you know all the tricks, and have nothing left to say.” Stones, anyone?

  • someone

    this is the dumbest list ive ever seen. anyone who has ever been invested in an indie band has said this crap. enough with the hipster bashing. its old and played out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dangribbin Dan Gribbin

    So you read the part where it said, this, right? “Sure it can grate a little the 15th time you hear it on one day, blaring out of a passing taxi, but you don’t suddenly hate the track…”

  • http://twitter.com/412JD JD

    no i didn’t

  • GEAH

    I’ve said most of those things at some time or another. They’re often true.

  • hatersgonnahate

    a lot of these are legitimate things to say about bands. sometimes they do suck live. sometimes they’re better live. sometimes their early material captures a more visceral image of their sound, and inevitably putting more time into a project because it makes money and has momentum can suck some of the original creative air out of things. loads of bands peek before they quit, and side projects are what keeps everything fresh and exciting for the musicians, which in turn becomes exciting for the listener. As for the radio part, terrestrial radio is a vestige of a societal norm long-gone. Stations can’t promote bands fast enough for how quickly they emerge in the club scenes or the basement scenes, or whatever fucking scene you happen to frequent. DJs are at the mercy of bigger club hits, and the vendors who pay for ads demand ‘popular’, not ‘new’. The golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

  • sante

    this isn’t hipster culture. music snobbery and the desire to one-up other audiophiles has been around forever. they just recycled it with a fresh twist.

    “Immediate disqualification because of its involvement with The Big Chill”

  • Me

    Whether someone dresses like whatever your idea of a hipster is or not, people like what they like and don’t like what they don’t like. Being a giant angry nerd and assuming that there is some weird ulterior motive to someone’s taste that is anything other than their personal preference really only speaks to how insecure and oversensitive you are. Just like what you like and surround yourself with people and things that you like and be secure about it. Not that hard. Get out from behind your laptop and grow the fuck up.

  • No

    “Hipsters” are only what insecure, bitter people call people whom they perceive as having some cultural leverage that is unattainable for them. If you waste your time (poorly) making fun of people for liking clothes that they feel they look good in, reading books that they like, and listening to music that makes them feel good, that really just speaks to your own inability to be secure about what you’re into. Also usually when people speak ill of “hipsters” they’re really just talking about someone at some party or bar that was a jerk to them. Jerks come in all flavors.

  • radio

    All mainstream American radio stations are controlled by one of three major record labels (Universal, Sony, or Warner) and they do not have an infinite amount of music at their disposal. They have a short list of songs they’re allowed to play, which are corporately controlled to make the record labels more money and give their small roster of artists mainstream exposure. If you don’t want to hear the same songs over and over again, listen to college/independent radio or make your own mixes and listen to them in your car. Or listen to a book on tape I guess. Mainstream radio is only a long infomercial advertising Universal, Sony, or Warner artists to people who might pay for their music. If taking issue with that kind of rigged system makes me a hipster, then I’m proud to be a hipster.

  • total hipster

    This article is so dorky, trite, and terrible.

  • MistressAnna

    Gee… I’m a little surprised to see so many ‘hipsters’ here. Aren’t they too cool for something so “mediocre as the Interweb”?

    Guess they aren’t that cool.

  • Benny (a jet)

    I’m 52 years old and I’d heard at least 6 of those by ’78. Does that make me hip? Or, hipsters phonies?

  • http://www.facebook.com/DOCEROCK Eric Ocasio

    I think this article misses the point concerning the pathology of hipsters. If spoken honestly, none of these comments are inherently obnoxious. It is pretty obnoxious to get frustrated that other people like something you do and enter a pissing contest over who knows the music better/first/more genuinely, which i feel like this article is initiating.

  • AntiHispster

    wow, an insulted Hipster speaks… Listen bub, Hipsters are these pathetic little s**ts with a pretentious attitude towards anyone and anything that somehow, any way, offends them. So the need to mock these losers is entirely called for.

  • AntiHipster

    and please explain how he, whom wrote the article, is a hipster for mocking hipsters. Please do. No, it is because of hipsters that these annoying new whiny pussy bands are EXPLOITED on the radio, hence, kicking off a new thrill for a lot of idiots to follow because the radio plays the shit too much. Why this crap with such ugly styles, and people, brings about a new movement of little shits (Hipsters) to keep plugging their fucking attitudes onto anything them deem good or bad. Just as a better world would be without Rap, is just the same without Hipsters.

  • douchebag

    All of you dickheads actually read this. Reading is OVER.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.margaret.986227 Mary Margaret

    I have noticed that most people who make fun of hipsters are kinda hipsters themselves…..

  • The Pussy Blues

    This is the gayest article I ever read

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615263974 Wallace Wylie
  • Therapy808

    Dude, sorry, but music is always better when it’s brand new. no matter what genre it is. there is really really shit rap and there is really really good rap. and the worst kind of wannabe rap tunes are played on the radio. and rap is just one in a million other greater genres. We’re not haters we love music. You have no idea what the radio does to your brain. Really it can do a lot of damage to your brains!

  • nate

    ok, hipster

  • DjooL

    I heard these shits for so long now… And I guess people said these before… Anyway, it’s not a Hipster privilege to be an ass. pretentious/Show off are everywhere and from anytime.

  • FJM

    “I only like their early stuff” is totally legitimate, though. How is that offensive? 90% of artists do their best work right out of the gate. That’s science. Would I be labeled a hipster if I proclaimed to prefer Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning to Load?

  • Mark Robson

    Ha ! I’m so hip I have trouble seeing over my pelvis

  • shoegaze

    why is the photo of Ride used for the category of “not that great live”? They were tremendous live!

  • http://twitter.com/412JD JD

    what?

  • Stephen

    “Hipster” is a term co-opted for use as a meaningless pejorative in order to vaguely call someone else’s authenticity into question and, by extension, claim authenticity for yourself.

    It serves no conversational function and imparts no information, save for indicating the opinions and preferences of the speaker.

    Meanwhile, a market myth has sprung up around the term, as well as a cultural bogeyman consisting of elusive white 20-somethings who wear certain clothes (but no one will agree on what), listen to certain music (no one can agree on this either), and act a certain way (you’ve probably sensed the pattern on your own).

    You can’t define what “that kind of behavior or fashion or lifestyle” actually is, nor will you ever be able to. That’s because you don’t use “hipster” to describe an actual group of people, but to describe a fictional stereotype that is an outlet for literally anything that annoys you.

    The twist, of course, is that if it weren’t for your own insecurities, nothing that a “hipster” could do or wear would ever affect you emotionally. But you are insecure about your own authenticity – “Do I wear what I wear because I want to? Do I listen to my music because I truly like it? I’m certainly not like those filthy hipsters!” – so you project those feelings.

    Suffice it to say, no one self-identifies as a hipster; the term is always applied to an Other, to separate the authentic Us from the inauthentic, “ironic” Them.

  • jamie

    Hipsters don’t exist. Stop using blanket terms to describe everyone you don’t like.

  • duff

    Is this article from 2009 or something?

  • MC SUMMER

    This just in: if you have an unpopular opinion about music, you are a “hipster.”

    This article is abhorrent.

  • Burritosaresogood

    1) Sometimes a band does suck live. 2) Sometime the earlier material is better, sometimes the later material. 3) Market saturation can make a good song annoying. A handful of companies control most radio stations, and they get hit up for payola time and time again to play the same music over and over. Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/Love Below was a great album, but it got a little annoying to hear the same song every 30 minutes when it was blowing up the charts. 4) Other logical fallacies abound.

    And I’m no hipster, but I am a music snob. And yes, there are those “hipsters” who just put on a big show to act culturally superior. Then there are people who hate “hipsters” and write people with certain tastes off as snobs so that they feel okay about being culturally illiterate.

  • Ellie

    I don’t actually really know any hipsters myself, but this came off as an awfully negative list. You are inadvertently trying to elevate yourself above an entire group of people by tearing them down. You seem to be stooping as low as you claim them to be.

  • Benson

    “Hipster” is a term co-opted for use as a meaningless pejorative in order to vaguely call someone else’s authenticity into question and, by extension, claim authenticity for yourself.

    It serves no conversational function and imparts no information, save for indicating the opinions and preferences of the speaker.

    Meanwhile, a market myth has sprung up around the term, as well as a cultural bogeyman consisting of elusive white 20-somethings who wear certain clothes (but no one will agree on what), listen to certain music (no one can agree on this either), and act a certain way (you’ve probably sensed the pattern on your own).

    You can’t define what “that kind of behavior or fashion or lifestyle” actually is, nor will you ever be able to. That’s because you don’t use “hipster” to describe an actual group of people, but to describe a fictional stereotype that is an outlet for literally anything that annoys you.

    The twist, of course, is that if it weren’t for your own insecurities, nothing that a “hipster” could do or wear would ever affect you emotionally. But you are insecure about your own authenticity – “Do I wear what I wear because I want to? Do I listen to my music because I truly like it? I’m certainly not like those filthy hipsters!” – so you project those feelings.

    Suffice it to say, no one self-identifies as a hipster; the term is always applied to an Other, to separate the authentic Us from the inauthentic, “ironic” Them.

    TL;DR this is dumb, you’re dumb and I dislike everyone who uses the term.

  • #GETNOIDED

    For all you who still use the word “hipster” to describe a persons taste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iskjEgwj4uQ

  • Ironyman

    People have always said this kind of stuff. They said it about the Beatles, about Elvis, about Bing Crosby…

  • Nakamura

    In a better world, this article would be titled “10 Things Everyone Should Be Saying About Music.” Are you kidding us? Mostly everyone, hipster or not, has said some of these things. “They’re
    actually not that good live” is a perfectly valid thing to say! Think
    about how boring and shitty bands like Phoenix & Arcade Fire are on the stage. I’m sure
    everyone has said this. This article was merely meant to generate hits – it’s all about the ad revenue. Pure nonsense.

  • Nakamura

    In
    a better world, this article would be titled “10 Things Everyone Should
    Be Saying About Music.” Are you kidding us? Mostly everyone, hipster or
    not, has said some of these things. “They’re
    actually not that good live” is a perfectly valid thing to say! Think
    about how boring and shitty bands like Phoenix & Arcade Fire are on
    the stage. I’m sure
    everyone has said this. This article was merely meant to generate
    thousands of hits – it’s all about the ad revenue. Pure nonsense.

  • gremmie69

    It doesn’t matter what they say – what they really mean is – TODAY’S MUSIC SUCKS.” That’s why a 50 year old band like the Rolling Stones can still draw millions of fans – no one wants to listen to the corporate crap on the radio or the alternative mucus that dribbles from the songs of the self styled avant garde. So all these hipsters have left is to gripe and whine. No one will remember any of the new artists in 5 years – never mind paying $600 bucks to hear them play their hits in 50 years. Today’s music ain’t got the same soul. The music is out there but the system for bringing it to the world has been destroyed.

  • Stefanie

    So people aren’t allowed to NOT like an entire bands discography? That’s ridiculous. What if you just don’t like the new polished sounds after they’ve worked with “better” producers? God forbid someone have a legitimate opinion on something instead of just blindly devoting themselves completely to a band with a shaky career. I live in Austin so believe me, I’ve encountered my fair share of hipster bullshit, but this is really a stretch. “I only like their early stuff” is not a phrase only uttered by hipsters.

  • Johnhny Haes Hipsters

    Brooklyn is suffocating in facial hair

  • anemia716

    i don’t think this list is meant to be taken too literal. lighten up. sensitive.

  • Andrew Karnavas

    You forgot, “They’re so derivative.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Wisniewski/211703265 Ryan Wisniewski

    guess i’m a hipster. how about that.

  • roy

    or the hipster will put down the live show if they missed it.

  • Josh

    Hipster hatred is the new hipster.

  • RoooDog

    The only thing worse than these examples is the layout of these pictures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jameshazley J Oliver Hazley

    Don’t worry, real hipsters aren’t that concerned what low IQ losers think of them. Their busy getting laid and stuff.

  • Jimmy Mack

    *They’re. I can tell you’re not one of them.

  • M.E

    too funny. although I don’t feel “I only like their earlier stuff” is
    being “hipster” there are many musicians that change their sound and
    direction that may not appeal to their fans. It happens rather often
    even with big names like Metallica and Guns n’ Roses.

  • Bill “Danger” Robinson

    The function of the term “hipster” is actually fairly serious and you can define their behavior/fashion/lifestyle pretty easily. I won’t bore you with the details but a hipster (as you well know) is someone who mimics the postures and style of contemporary “youth” culture without actually committing to anything beyond the superficial.

  • DonDoice

    Cultural leverage? The hipster philosophy is based on liking what everybody else dislikes – on purpose. It’s anti-culture. They’re not wearing a t-shirt with a wolf on it because they like wolves. They’re wearing it because everyone else thinks it’s outdated and looks like shit. Liking something for any other reason besides the fact that it makes you happy, makes you a douchebag, regardless of your appearance (that’s why the picture at top was poorly chosen).

  • http://www.facebook.com/court.wright Court Wright

    #linkbaitjournalism

  • Mikey Canzonetta

    You’re correct, sometimes these are legitimate things to say about bands. Point of the article is that hipsters say these things no matter what.

    About the radio…. Do some research before spouting off, it’s still the number one way people find out about new music. Not so long gone…

  • Jebidiah

    Yeah, I was hipster bashing before it was cool

  • Andy Warstar

    Please shave your beard. I had a beard like, two years ago. Beards are gay Northwest indie crap, and America is an overrated third world country. Can you also please write an article called “10 annoying things people say about bloggers who write about Hipsters”? Thank you. Visit http://www.andywarstar.blogspot.com and have a miserable day. XOXOXO Ps. jk

  • http://www.facebook.com/jameshazley J Oliver Hazley

    Spelling and reading comprehension are obviously separate for you. Tell me, Mr. Mack, where in my comment did I claim i was one of them? Do me a big favor. Go stab your family for me.

  • J.P. Murphy III

    i am 60 years old. you young punks, get off my lawn!

  • Mark Olague

    You don’t get it do you? You can “be” into music, but the point is: hipsters aren’t really into music. They’re superficially into music, as an accessory no less vapid then their confused fashion choices, as a way to lamely increase their cultural capital, their “cool” quotient. It’s the difference between “being” and “having” that hipsters miss: hipsters think they have the right tastes and silly clothes and hairstyles and beards to be cool; real “cool” people, just “are” cool. They don’t overly strain to signify it. Hipsters substitute these idiotic catchwords to mask their lack of knowledge, depth. Look up the word “dilettante.” This is what the hipster is.

  • man of straw

    strawman?

  • Elizabeth

    Or, perhaps-just maybe-the band isn’t very good live. Live shows are a different beast than the comfortable auto tune, copy and paste coziness of a studio. The difference is often evident.

  • Captainaubrey

    I read this article when it was about punks in ’81…

  • Bob

    I once had a hipster girl tell me “I’m very into the really early proto-blues; I’ve been listening to a lot of recordings from the 1840’s.”…………I responded with “That’s amazing since Thomas Edison was born in the 1840s and didn’t invent the phonograph until 1877.”

  • Herp a derp

    BORING, go find another way to gain site traffic.

  • DonDoice

    Not really. I never subscribed to OP’s definition of hipster (mostly because there isn’t one, explicitly). It’s just hard to believe that some of these people actually think they look good. At least a few are just trying not to be mainstream. I don’t understand all cultural trends, so I can’t pretend to here. Good eye, though.

  • Justin ‘Mcpacthes’ Jordan

    exactly im glad someone said it finally

  • Justin ‘Mcpacthes’ Jordan

    jerks come in hipster flavors as well as asshole and douchebag

  • Justin ‘Mcpacthes’ Jordan

    they exist ..its even in the urban dictionary. What else isnt real. Hip hoppers , Punks, Metal heads. The Easter Bunny

  • Justin ‘Mcpacthes’ Jordan

    Good news is Now with Underground Internet radio shows and Stations plenty of new music for the venues and clubs can be heard. just not on Fm which is fine.

  • Justin ‘Mcpacthes’ Jordan

    Hipsters might be part of why alot of underground bands . But Online Underground Station have a huge impact. And alot more Punk and metal and other type of music thna just some Indie music

  • huhwhat

    Radio? Plizz, waat iz?

  • Dirk The Pizza Jerk

    yeah fuck everyone different and single out anyone who tries to have a maverick perspective, is an individual casually disagreeing with you, and doesn’t like what you like. Maybe they’re saying that so you shut up about the band they dislike that you’re talking about. How often does that happen: I don’t like them. Proceeding with: OHHH MAN WELL YOU HAVE TO BECAUSE A B AND C. Maybe they’re just not going to be persuaded. Nice job trying to be counter cynical, but this behavior is absolutely obnoxious. Logic.

  • gwar

    I actually do consider myself a hipster. I wear ironic shirts, have tattoos, mustache, shop at urban outfitters, apathetic about politics, drink imported beer, and have a smug-seen-it-all- done-it-all attitude. I post pictures of food on instagram, I dj, and read books by beatnik writers and watch movies that are indie. I use to be hip-hop but that faded, and I will jump on the next fad when that comes around.

  • Xtopher j

    In the salad days of my youth, we used to take the critters who said these things, mix Rohypnol into their Tom Collins and subject their prone flesh to all manner of permanent marker-play. I don’t know why that can’t still be a thing.

  • Grace

    That´s not the point of this article. This article is not about those who like different things and are tired of the stuff they put on the radio. This article is addressing those people who think that because they hear a certain type of music, dress a certain way, and act “differently” they are better than others. Is mainly talking about those people who try too hard to be different and start making up stuff to express their “separation” of pop culture. The ironic part about it is that being ¨different” is also a mainstream thought. If you’re different, it is absurd to like anything that’s popular.

  • jack

    Why cant people just have their own opinions , act and dress how they like without being labelled with the generic universal name for anyone not bowing to mainstream society ”hipster” .

  • Cam Iverson

    Well that is pretty damn accurate. The “hipster” is really nothing more than the “punk” guys in the late 70’s and 80’s that condemned any band with a modicum of success as sell-outs. There has always been musical snobbery and there always will be. I have always loved to discover some music before it had mainstream success but because I love musical discovery. Not to rub it in other people’s faces like a dick.

  • melissa

    Your next list should be “10 Things Hipsters are Really Sensitive About.”

  • StephenR

    The vast majority of indie/hipster music is just as generic and bland as mainstream pop/rock. The funniest part about it is that most hipsters are so musically ignorant that they have no idea of this fact. Instead, they are so unbelievably desperate to “fit in” to the hipster subculture that the fashion trends end up being a lot more important to them than the actual music. It’s all about strictly conforming to their sad little culture, which is why so many hipster bands look and sound so much alike.

    Just like every musical art form, rock music rose, it peaked, and then it fell. 99% of bands today are pathetic hangers-on who just haven’t got the memo yet, and so they just regurgitate the same boring melodies and chord progressions that we’ve heard a million times before. Yawn.

  • StephenR

    Sorry to break it to you, but hipsterism is clearly a form of extreme insecurity. Hipsters have a deep-rooted psychological need to be accepted by a group, and in most cases this is because the individual did not receive the kind of attention he/she needed in childhood.

    The extremely elitist hipster subculture makes a point of excluding all non-hipsters from their group, so that it makes each individual within the group feel as if they are somehow “special”.

    No psychologically healthy adult would do this, but it’s very common with teenagers. The sad part is when you see 20- and 30-somethings still following this mentality, unable to recognize that their desperate need to follow hipster cultural standards is a form of ultra-conformity.

  • StephenR

    That is exactly right.

  • StephenR

    Then why are you listening to mainstream radio anyway?

    Yes, the Love Below was probably the most innovative r&b album in the past 20 years, but I certainly never heard it too much. Why? Well I don’t listen to pop radio because 99.9% of it is just really bland, generic music (much like hipster music is).

    Is The Love Below considered “cool” within the narrow little hipster subculture? Of course not. They don’t hear the innovation, the jazz and funk influence, the sheer diversity on that album… all they know is that it was popular, and therefore it must suck. Most hipsters can’t think outside of that crippling mindset, because they are nothing but followers without the capability to understand what original, innovative music actually is.

  • StephenR

    You just illustrated a classic hipster misconception.

    Guess what? I couldn’t give a crap about conforming to mainstream culture, and have ignored it for my entire adult life.

    BUT I also don’t conform to the narrow little hipster culture either.

    You hipsters condemn mainstream culture for being vapid, and you condemn those who follow mainstream culture for the same reason. And yet the irony is that your hipster culture is all about conformity too. Hipster culture is every bit as vapid as “pop” culture, and even more pretentious.

  • StephenR

    Hipsterism is about trying desperately to fit into a subculture, pure and simple. In other words… conformity.

  • Browner

    “Technically speaking, they’re not financing the war, but they are creating a situation where it pays to keep it going”

    Think about it….

  • Browner

    “Technically speaking, they’re not financing the war, but they are creating a situation where it pays to keep it going”

    Think about it….

  • Movementarian

    That must have taken a lot of creativity to come up with that many straw men. Congrats, pal.

  • spazspaz

    Haha come on – these are things music snobs have been saying forever. They’re not explicitly hipster at all. :P

  • renze

    When you hear people complaining about hipsters, you know those people have unrefined tastes and don’t like that it’s highlighted by someone else’s refined tastes. It’s just as annoying as a snobby hipster is, honestly.

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  • fenrir

    hipsterism is an attitude, not an appearance. Something along the lines of posers. Professional posers, if you will.

  • AwesomeRants

    fckn gay :)

  • Wezel

    This article is so full of bullshit. Why do side projects have to be a hipster thing? And singles are almost always the most standard songs on the album to reach a bigger audience. Also, it isn’t weird if you like a bands earlier stuff. That old stuff is the reason why you started listening to that music. IMO Muse was awesome, but sucks now. And the radio ruined that song? Rolling in the Deep is a nice song but I can dream it for fucks sake bacause of the radio.