This is sort of hipsterish thread. Not that that's an insult.
Not quite. See, I bunch filthy hipsters together with Music Elitists.
"oh, Anthrax is SOOOO last decade", like who cares? Enjoy the music, hipster.
This isn't a music elitist thread.
Obscure music is just obscure music, that's waiting to be enjoyed by people.
Gojira-Fan wrote:This is sort of hipsterish thread. Not that that's an insult.
Is it a compliment, then? Because I've never, ever seen the term "hipster" used in a positive connotation.
My reasons for listening to underground music aren't because I'm trying to be edgy, unique or different. I listen to it because lesser known bands actually have the ability and FREEDOM to create interesting music that isn't tied to the restrictive conventions of radio-friendly verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus, three-to-four minute song bullshit. There's a reason why there aren't any more groundbreaking bands on the radio these days...the public doesn't want to hear them. They want instant gratification, with the safety and reliability of hearing the same shit over, and over, and over again. The rest of us want something more. If that makes us hipsters, then I'm wondering what the hell a hipster really is.
That being said, cutting yourself off from all mainstream music is just as foolish as cutting yourself off from all underground music - that's where the term "elitist" comes from. But really, it's impossible to deny that the most creativie and thoughtful musicians of today aren't the same ones selling millions of records and appearing on the Grammys (hell, a lot of these Grammy winners can barely be called musicians half the time).
For quite some time I was always confused by the term "hipster". I didn't start hearing about hipsters until 2 years ago, and for some reason everyone
Now, I think I understand the reason why hipsters where initially hated. Because supposedly hipsters were essentially snobs who think they are better than you because they only like obscure shit. And they would only stoop so low to enjoy something mainstream out of irony.
Sadly, the more mainstream anti-hipster mentality got, the less logical it became. People just make fun of hipsters because it's the cool thing to do.
I find the anti-hipster mentality more annoying than hipsters themselves. People just sort of go along with hating hipsters, and so anything that carries any traits of a hipster is disliked. I think people don't even know why they don't like hipsters.
Anyway, sorry for the rant. "Hipster" was the first thought when I came to this thread, but I wasn't trying to insult anyone by saying that. Granted, I dislike the concept of subcultures and stereotypes because I feel they undermine an individuals unique traits.