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Old 01-10-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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According to most people on these forums, if you're young and you prefer living in an urban enviroment... you're a hipster/scum of the earth.
Chill-wave and Electronic Indie music is the scum of the Earth.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Chill-wave and Electronic Indie music is the scum of the Earth.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Indeed. I like Indie/Alternative music, but I like the guitar-driven stuff. Even Synthpop is alright, even Dub-step is OK. I don't mind a Drum Machine every now and then, but after a while....
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Chill-wave and Electronic Indie music is the scum of the Earth.
There's some corny Chill-wave that sounds like hipsters channeling easy listening artists from the 80s and there's some artists that are making interesting music. Electronic indie music could refer to a pretty big swath of genres--I mean in the 90s, Aphex Twin could be considered electronic and indie...

The whole 80s synth thing has gotten out of hand--but it's just a reactionary thing. In the early part of last decade there was a whole shift to more guitar based bands willing to rock out again(White Stripes and the Strokes and other garage rock sounding type bands)... Then you had a whole late 70s/early 80s new wave revival thing and after that suddenly people started taking too much cocaine (and just like in the Eighties) decided anything electronic sounding was cool again... Then again it's all just reactionary. Electronic music got popular in the late 90s when the alternative rock scene seemed spent and before that alternative and grunge rock got popular when people got sick of hair metal and synth pop in the early 90s. Synth pop and New Wave got popular when people got tired of 70s arena rock and disco... And so on...
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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There's some corny Chill-wave that sounds like hipsters channeling easy listening artists from the 80s and there's some artists that are making interesting music. Electronic indie music could refer to a pretty big swath of genres--I mean in the 90s, Aphex Twin could be considered electronic and indie...

The whole 80s synth thing has gotten out of hand--but it's just a reactionary thing. In the early part of last decade there was a whole shift to more guitar based bands willing to rock out again(White Stripes and the Strokes and other garage rock sounding type bands)... Then you had a whole late 70s/early 80s new wave revival thing and after that suddenly people started taking too much cocaine (and just like in the Eighties) decided anything electronic sounding was cool again... Then again it's all just reactionary. Electronic music got popular in the late 90s when the alternative rock scene seemed spent and before that alternative and grunge rock got popular when people got sick of hair metal and synth pop in the early 90s. Synth pop and New Wave got popular when people got tired of 70s arena rock and disco... And so on...
Great post. I agree. It's all reactionary. It depends on who the band is. I'm not huge on electronic, but a few bands are awesome. It's when people just overdose on it, is when it gets annoying. I even prefer "****gaze" like Times New Viking to some of these electronic bands out now. I don't mind a greatly done Synth song like Arcade Fire's: Used to Wait. I like that song. But it seems like Post-Punk/Garage Rock/Garage Punk/Surf-Rock/Black Metal, and other guitar genres are making a little comeback. I don't mind exploring, but it gets repetitive. James Blake is alright, toro Y moi is alright, but all the copycats are annoying. Portland has an AWESOME music scene. I like a band from there called Panther, they're pretty awesome: http://cdn.stereogum.com/mp3/Panther%20-%20Puerto%20Rican%20Jukebox.mp3 (broken link)
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Hipsters are the Yuppies' descendents.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: IN
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Chill-wave and Electronic Indie music is the scum of the Earth.
What about 1980s new wave
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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What about 1980s new wave
The 80's New wave isn't bad. Heck, I was half-joking when I said Chillwave sucked, it depends who it is. Synthy, New wave, Chillwave, all of that isn't bad if it's in moderation. Like Arcade Fires "Used to Wait", I like that song. It has a HEAVY 80's Synthy feel. I don't think I can listen to a whole entire Chillwave album though. Or listen to it all day.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm really annoyed by people who say that hipsters are all white. I've seen just as many Asian and Hispanic hipsters out there.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I'm really annoyed by people who say that hipsters are all white. I've seen just as many Asian and Hispanic hipsters out there.
Agreed. I live in a heavily Hispanic city and I would have to say that there are plenty of Hispanic kids in the hipster scene.

I think it is a middle-class phenomenon more than anything else. White folks are well represented in the middle-class so the hipster scene is often described as being 'a bunch of white kids'.
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