April 21, 2016

You'll be surprised how deep this thing goes.

"How hipster is your musical taste?"

Via Via Metafilter.

22 comments:

Dr Weevil said...

Several subgenres I've never heard of, but no bluegrass? That's a relatively basic genre. Fail.

traditionalguy said...

The music of the spheres. Just add Bob Dylan's voice.

Grant said...

I've had some "Tibetan throat singing" albums (level infinity) since the early 80's, back when NPR discovered Tuva. How hipster is that?

Joel Pastor said...

no category for opera...

AReasonableMan said...

I am surprised that ambient can get you to level 5. I like ambient, but it is not that different to elevator music.

Nyamujal said...

Exactly, how does liking Ambient put you on level 5?
I'd put downtempo, ambient dub, and acid jazz a level below Noise. Free jazz should be a level below noise too.

Nyamujal said...

"Semen-operated keyboard (orgasmaclavler)"
Ha!

Paddy O said...

treated static. Is that like SimplyNoise? Because I listen to that a lot.

Sebastian said...

True, hearing and liking the sound of God now puts you way beyond outcast.

Friendo said...

Yes

Char Char Binks said...

@Dr. Weevil

Maybe they subsumed bluegrass under country and/or folk.

tim in vermont said...

Country has killed Bluegrass, thanks God for the vintage stuff on Spotify.

buwaya puti said...

Mine is 19th century.

Patrick said...

I'd be down for some fractal chord mapping.

Danno said...

Seeing all of the whining above, it is obvious you guys are not hipsters.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Only at level 2. "Tragically unhip", what's that from?

FullMoon said...

Great Headline,-Laslo bait.

Unknown said...

@tim in vermont

My wife and her friends refer to Mumford and Sons as bluegrass, which makes me see red.

If the "banjo" part in your song is indistinguishable from what might be done by a sequenced synthesizer, then you're just cosplaying.

tim in vermont said...

There should be an Althouse does a dick joke tag.

Char Char Binks said...

Listening to Mumford and Sons makes me feel like I'm a moonshiner eluding the sheriff in a mid-tempo car chase.

Sigivald said...

Level 6. Who doesn't like dark ambient? (I am completely serious.)

Below that (past field recordings and musique concrete) it's just invented.

More importantly, actual hipsters mostly seem to like more or less ordinary music ... from underground performers.

The stereotypical hipster pretense is to have known about them before they were popular, not to like things that are simply unpopular.

William said...

I know and have listened to all the categories in Level 1. Then I'm let. What is dubstep and EDM?.........They say the first sign of getting old is when the cops start looking young. I'd put a disconnect with popular music up there as well.......I think you could probably cultivate an interest in Mozart with more ease and greater profit than an interest in dubstep, but then you wouldn't be hip.