Also I really wanted to enter the contest but the FB connect appears to be malfunctioning at the moment.
Most definitely forgot Local Natives.
This is my comment about you guys posting LDR stuff and how awful she is since no one has ever mentioned it before.
And yes, I understand an indie band on Warp is never going to be a millionaire band. But that’s not to say they don’t deserve it.
I think the main focus here that Stereogum is addressing in the title of the post is that Grizzly Bear *should* be rich. They are a great band who make great music and put on amazing, flawless live shows. So many artists make a ton of money and have no problem flaunting it, so why criticize GB for simply stating some facts about their financial situation? At the end of the day, I’d rather they be rewarded for being a great band than the hundred mediocre bands who are millionaires.
Don’t really see a huge standout here. Just me?
When asked about someone’s “coming out” (not officially announced that he’s gay but he did publicly say he loved a man) it is rather ignorant to immediately suggest that they are confused. Yes, he said “some” people, but the question is about Frank Ocean and that’s immediately where he went. No, he’s not a homophobe for that, we agree there, but you are defending him as if there is nothing remotely insulting or wrong about it. And there is.
Perhaps, but Frank said very plainly that he was in love with a man. There is no confusion involved in the issue at hand, and to bring that up is ignorant and hurtful on Stevie’s part. Not sure how you can argue that. I don’t think he’s a homophobic d*ckbag, however. LOL. Just ignorant. He should have said “love is love” in the first place.
UM EXCEPT FUN.
Some people aren’t making a choice to be a certain way. Some people just like what they like. And I think those are the people (like me) who don’t think this list is funny. Your definition is all over the place. People who need to like something more than other people are not inherently hipster. Same with the “throne of life” comment. Again, these are overgeneralized stereotypes of what MTV says a hipster is. I love every band on this list and I would like to think I’m not like that.
You say “they’ve” been easily classified but only 1 or 2 acts on this list are really at all alike. Too much is lumped into the label, and at some point it does start losing its meaning. This rant proves the mean-spirited nature of its usage, too. No one’s saying hipsters don’t exist, but someone is going to be defensive if 20 bands they like are on a list like this.
The only thing these acts have in common is the mean-spirited stereotype of their fan bases. ‘Hipster’ is exclusively used now to insult people based on what they wear and what they listen to, regardless of the type of person they may or may not be. Not sure when that became a funny joke to make.
This stuff gets under my skin.
Based on most of these my 55 yr old republican stepfather is a hipster. This reads more like the overgeneralized stereotype of what people think ‘hipsters’ are. Lot of different type of people can be highbrow snobs.
Says the official spokesperson for the Ticketmaster Livenation merger $$$$$$$$$$$$
Besides this incident, it really isn’t that crazy over there. Go to dinner at 7pm and the OF store is already closed for the day.
My first thought when hearing the news was that he must have thought they were Muslim. As if racism isn’t already dumb enough..
Agreed. I don’t think The Killers were ever not subtle.
They lost me at Day & Age but this one is pretty good.
This is basically in reverse chronological order lol
I can almost guarantee that nobody here listened to it AFTER the Pitchfork review went up.
If you’re so bored by it then why do you comment on *EVERY* Frank Ocean post?