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LA Weekly Lists 20 Worst Hipster Bands

LA Weekly Lists 20 Worst Hipster Bands

It just seems kind of counter-intuitive to bag on a bunch of bands who create some truly great music just because a bunch of people like them. The whole hipster-hating thing ran its course a few years ago, but that doesn't stop LA Weekly from listing "The 20 Worst Hipster Bands." It's full of the obvious strawmen, but some of these choices are downright weird (Arcade Fire? Seriously? You're going to complain about them?) Here's the paper's reasoning:

On its surface hipsterdom seems to be an individuality-grab, but most of today’s 20 and 30-something bands from Silver Lake and Williamsburg sound shockingly similar. They’re all playing variations of retro garage and soul music — or bringing glockenspiels and choirs on incestuous nationwide tours — all the while clad in vintage garb likely infested with lice. We’re not saying that they should be outlawed by, like, Congress or something. Just that they should be avoided.

Check out the full list below, and to get your hackles raised be sure to check out the individual explanations here. [Stereogum]

20 The Black Keys
19 TV On The Radio
18 Sleigh Bells
17 fun.
16 MGMT
15 Death Cab For Cutie
14 Wavves
13 The Decemberists
12 Pomplamoose
11 Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
10 White Rabbits
09 Beach House
08 The Airborne Toxic Event
07 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
06 Beirut
05 Grizzly Bear
04 Bright Eyes
03 Arcade Fire
02 tUnE-yArDs
01 Bon Iver

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