LA Weekly Names 20 Worst Hipster Acts, Bon Iver Wins
Bon Iver, you’re the winner!
But I bet what you’ve won is not something you’d like to win: Worst Hipster Act.
LA Weekly has published a list of “worst hipster act”and indie favorites Bon Iver were given the honor. Other acts that made the list include Tune-Yards, The Black Keys and Arcade Fire.
So what did LA Weekly base this list on?
They simply said this:
“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.”
Here is the full list:
1. Bon Iver
3. Arcade Fire
4. Bright Eyes
5. Grizzly Bear
7. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
8. The Airborne Toxic Event
9. Beach House
10. White Rabbits
11. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes
13. The Decemberists
15. Death Cab For Cutie
18. Sleigh Bells
19. TV On The Radio
20. The Black Keys
Do you agree with the list? Want to add your own? Some on the list shouldn’t be? Let me know what you think!