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(Priceonomics)   Hipster Music Index calculates the 25 most hipster bands in the world, as computed by inverse correlation between Facebook likes and Pitchfork review scores   (priceonomics.com) divider line 77
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2014-03-06 03:39:42 PM  
My favorite band is The Mekons.  Even Pitchfork hasn't  heard of them.
 
2014-03-06 03:41:27 PM  
I don't know about the rest of them but Vampire Weekend is a really terrible band.
 
2014-03-06 03:48:05 PM  
This is actually kinda interesting.
 
2014-03-06 03:48:14 PM  
I wonder how Foghat would score on their little chart.
 
2014-03-06 03:51:27 PM  

Sliding Carp: My favorite band is The Mekons.  Even Pitchfork hasn't  heard of them.


the mekons are awesome, but hardly obscure. they were a staple of college radio in the 80s and early 90s. in fact, the mekons rock 'n' roll was reviewed in many a mainstream mag, as i recall.
 
2014-03-06 03:52:03 PM  
btw i saw "f*ck buttons" open for the pixies a couple of years ago. they were... interesting.
 
2014-03-06 03:57:06 PM  
That F*ck Buttons record is one of the best records I heard last year, not that I heard all that many.

Sorry if that makes me a hipster.
 
2014-03-06 03:57:44 PM  

Secret Agent X23: I wonder how Foghat would score on their little chart.


They'd be retro cool through the roof, most likely.
 
2014-03-06 03:59:28 PM  
Also, any list of hipster bands that doesn't have Sunn O))) on it isn't hipster enough.
 
2014-03-06 04:01:33 PM  
The Wombats didn't even make the list?  *Sigh*  I guess it's finally time to shave the beard and buy a Toyota.
 
2014-03-06 04:19:25 PM  

JerseyTim: This is actually kinda interesting.


Their methodology does seem sound.
 
2014-03-06 04:39:45 PM  
Kurt Vile's album was tremendous.  Great stuff.
 
2014-03-06 04:40:12 PM  

FlashHarry: Sliding Carp: My favorite band is The Mekons.  Even Pitchfork hasn't  heard of them.

the mekons are awesome, but hardly obscure. they were a staple of college radio in the 80s and early 90s. in fact, the mekons rock 'n' roll was reviewed in many a mainstream mag, as i recall.


I, um, don't think he's being serious.  See, Mekon bombing is what Sliding Carp does.  It's funny, but yes, the Mekons are awesome.
 
2014-03-06 04:44:47 PM  
Drake is on the "You've Probably Never Heard of Them" chart.  He's very very obscure.  He's the same Drake that was both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live a couple months ago.  Saturday Night Live?  It's a TV show.  You've probably never heard of it.
 
2014-03-06 04:46:27 PM  
Wow, Boards of Canada and Justin Timberlake are the same amount of non-hipster.
 
2014-03-06 04:48:48 PM  
Everyone should listen to that Waxahatchee album.  It's really great.
 
2014-03-06 04:49:33 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Drake is on the "You've Probably Never Heard of Them" chart.  He's very very obscure.  He's the same Drake that was both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live a couple months ago.  Saturday Night Live?  It's a TV show.  You've probably never heard of it.


One of my favorite jokes:

How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Nevermind, it's probably some obscure number you've never heard of before.
 
2014-03-06 04:51:15 PM  

Heamer: Solid State Vittles: Drake is on the "You've Probably Never Heard of Them" chart.  He's very very obscure.  He's the same Drake that was both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live a couple months ago.  Saturday Night Live?  It's a TV show.  You've probably never heard of it.

One of my favorite jokes:

How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Nevermind, it's probably some obscure number you've never heard of before.


I always thought the punchline was "pfft, you don't know?" said with crossed arms.
 
2014-03-06 04:51:47 PM  
I'm sure glad Deerhunter isn't hipster anymore.  I guess me enjoying them hurt the hipster cause.
 
2014-03-06 04:52:02 PM  

ricewater_stool: I don't know about the rest of them but Vampire Weekend is a really terrible band.



I really like the whole Afropop thing they're bringing back.  Because I'm so very, very into Afropop.  My friends see me and say, "hey, it's Afropop McGee!"  What VW is doing with Afropop is taking Afropop to places Afropop never thought Afropop would go, transcending Afropop.  They're just so dang Afropoppy. Because you know how I love me some damn Afropop!  in closing, Afropop.
 
2014-03-06 04:53:23 PM  
1. Deer
2. Bear
3. Wolf
4. Fox
5. Deerbear
6. Wolfdeer
7. Deerwolf
8. Foxbearfox
9. Bearwolf
10. Deerdeer
11.  Beardear
12. Foxbear
13. Pandafox
14. Foxdeerwolfbear
15. Deerfox
16. Foxpandawolf
 
2014-03-06 04:55:51 PM  

AspectRatio: 1. Deer
2. Bear
3. Wolf
4. Fox
5. Deerbear
6. Wolfdeer
7. Deerwolf
8. Foxbearfox
9. Bearwolf
10. Deerdeer
11.  Beardear
12. Foxbear
13. Pandafox
14. Foxdeerwolfbear
15. Deerfox
16. Foxpandawolf


That is beautiful. It's an Animal Collective.
 
2014-03-06 04:56:55 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Drake is on the "You've Probably Never Heard of Them" chart.  He's very very obscure.  He's the same Drake that was both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live a couple months ago.  Saturday Night Live?  It's a TV show.  You've probably never heard of it.


Television?  Who even watches that anymore?  I haven't had a television since 1992.
 
2014-03-06 04:57:12 PM  
I'm so hipster I have Jamiroquai, Intronaut and Colon on mp3s, priceonomics probably never calculated them
 
2014-03-06 04:57:34 PM  
My favorite band is the Mystic Groovies. Not only hasn't Pitchfork heard of them, they no longer exist and never cut an album.
 
2014-03-06 04:58:22 PM  
AspectRatio:
4. Fox

What does the Fox play?
 
2014-03-06 04:58:41 PM  

Solid State Vittles: FlashHarry: Sliding Carp: My favorite band is The Mekons.  Even Pitchfork hasn't  heard of them.

the mekons are awesome, but hardly obscure. they were a staple of college radio in the 80s and early 90s. in fact, the mekons rock 'n' roll was reviewed in many a mainstream mag, as i recall.

I, um, don't think he's being serious.  See, Mekon bombing is what Sliding Carp does.  It's funny, but yes, the Mekons are awesome.


Well, maybe semi-serious.  EVERYone should acknowledge the massive awesomeness of The Mekons.  And nowhere near enough people actually do.  That's why you and I are better than them.
 
2014-03-06 04:59:15 PM  

AspectRatio: 1. Deer
2. Bear
3. Wolf
4. Fox
5. Deerbear
6. Wolfdeer
7. Deerwolf
8. Foxbearfox
9. Bearwolf
10. Deerdeer
11.  Beardear
12. Foxbear
13. Pandafox
14. Foxdeerwolfbear
15. Deerfox
16. Foxpandawolf


How could you leave off WolfFox???

Also, I can't decide if fark Buttons is the best or worst band name in history.
 
2014-03-06 05:00:41 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Also, any list of hipster bands that doesn't have Sunn O))) on it isn't hipster enough.


I don't think they released a proper album in 2013 or 2014, so they probably were not eligible.
 
2014-03-06 05:01:08 PM  
I used to listen to sun kil moon's first album... A LOT. But for some reason I completely forgot they existed until this article. I already knew I failed at being a hipster but I didn't realized I failed *that* badly.
 
2014-03-06 05:01:22 PM  
By the Hipster Paradox Corollary does this not mean that all of these bands are now mainstream sellouts?

I mean, *MY* favorite band was formed and disbanded in a single night in the back of a Moroccan merchant tent without ever playing a complete song -- I'm sure *you* never heard of them -- but for those waiting for instruction from the hive this may be apt.
 
2014-03-06 05:01:59 PM  

Sliding Carp: My favorite band is The Mekons.  Even Pitchfork hasn't  heard of them.


Saw them in '89 opening for Camper van Beethoven in a rundown supermarket that had been converted into a hockey arena/music venue.  That was a cool show.

/you've probably never heard of my lawn, so don't bother getting off it
 
2014-03-06 05:02:59 PM  
Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Fleet Foxes

Bear in Heaven
Bear Hands
Panda Bear

Wolfmother
Wolf Parade

/that's all i can think of right now
 
2014-03-06 05:05:15 PM  
man pitchfork sold out hard if it's pushing this whole 'indie' thing
 
2014-03-06 05:05:41 PM  

FlashHarry: btw i saw "f*ck buttons" open for the pixies a couple of years ago. they were... interesting.


Ditto.  The music was interesting, but two dudes standing in front of their monitors... not so much.
 
2014-03-06 05:06:13 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: By the Hipster Paradox Corollary does this not mean that all of these bands are now mainstream sellouts?

I mean, *MY* favorite band was formed and disbanded in a single night in the back of a Moroccan merchant tent without ever playing a complete song -- I'm sure *you* never heard of them -- but for those waiting for instruction from the hive this may be apt.


Pfft. You old fogies with your fabric structures and places with names. Get back to me when you're up to speed with bands that briefly materialize on an alternate plane of existence before vanishing back into nothingness.

Seriously, merchants were involved? Might as well be the Beatles, grandpa.
 
2014-03-06 05:06:16 PM  
1. Wavves
2. Chvvrches
3. Bvvvt Hvvvles
4. Vvmpvvrs
5. !!!
6. !))
7. (&)
8. )*(
9. (wolvvves)
10. Fun.
11. fun.
12. Fvn
13. Fvvn.
14. Fvvk Yvvvu
15. Tvp.Mvvn.)))))
 
2014-03-06 05:12:08 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Also, any list of hipster bands that doesn't have Sunn O))) on it isn't hipster enough.


What pisses me off about them is the fact that they got their name from a brand of amps. They even copied the goddamn logo. How lazy is that? I suppose next someone will name their band Marshall JCM 800 or Fender Deluxe Reverb.
 
2014-03-06 05:12:43 PM  
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2014-03-06 05:13:33 PM  

dj_bigbird: Wow, Boards of Canada and Justin Timberlake are the same amount of non-hipster.


But BOC are far more awesome.

I would love them even if this stupid article said it made me a hipster.
 
2014-03-06 05:14:11 PM  
My favorite possibly hipster band was onstage singing a song that name drops River Phoenix, while he was dying outside on the sidewalk.

Also, these two ladies, who participated in the birth of my name:

www.bbc.co.uk

/Really shouldn't be obscure.
 
2014-03-06 05:15:44 PM  

busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Fleet Foxes

Bear in Heaven
Bear Hands
Panda Bear

Wolfmother
Wolf Parade

/that's all i can think of right now


The Something
The Somethings
The Otherthings
The SomethingotherThings

/band names come in waves
 
2014-03-06 05:19:07 PM  

busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter


Also, the band were formed in 1994, 2001, and 2007.  I wouldnt exactly say that is some crazy trend of groups copying each other.
 
2014-03-06 05:19:29 PM  

busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Fleet Foxes

Bear in Heaven
Bear Hands
Panda Bear

Wolfmother
Wolf Parade

/that's all i can think of right now


grizzly bear
 
2014-03-06 05:22:51 PM  

Gunny Highway: busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Also, the band were formed in 1994, 2001, and 2007.  I wouldnt exactly say that is some crazy trend of groups copying each other.


I wasn't making any claim. Just his animal name post got me thinkin' and I knew those names and posted 'em.
 
2014-03-06 05:24:35 PM  

Gunny Highway: busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Fleet Foxes

Bear in Heaven
Bear Hands
Panda Bear

Wolfmother
Wolf Parade

/that's all i can think of right now

The Something
The Somethings
The Otherthings
The SomethingotherThings

/band names come in waves


They come in Wavves
 
2014-03-06 05:29:01 PM  

busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Fleet Foxes

Bear in Heaven
Bear Hands
Panda Bear

Wolfmother
Wolf Parade

/that's all i can think of right now


Minus the bear.
 
2014-03-06 05:32:37 PM  
FlashHarry:
grizzly bear

oh yeah, good one.

SlothB77:

Minus the bear.


Oh yeah, duh, I even have their album "Menos el Oso" in my library.
 
2014-03-06 05:33:00 PM  

FlashHarry: busy chillin': Deertick
Deerhoof
Deerhunter

Fleet Foxes

Bear in Heaven
Bear Hands
Panda Bear

Wolfmother
Wolf Parade

/that's all i can think of right now

grizzly bear


Houndmouth
 
2014-03-06 05:33:27 PM  
I'm sad that MBV was mentioned in this article.
 
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