December 23, 2009

Who We Are Based On Musical Stereotypes

Now that music has gone digital and we can no longer scrutinize albums on the shelf (Kevin, I'm looking at you), so I guess interpreting their Top 10 lists is the best we can do. Here's our 2009 Top 20 as filtered through Flavorwire's Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Indie Bands (Thanks Tex!).
  1. Phoenix
    People who don’t listen to enough music.

  2. Passion Pit
    Bros vaguely interested in listening to music and very interested in having sex with their girlfriend.

  3. Animal Collective
    Guys who make “Best of the Year” lists in January based predominantly on “feeling.”
  1. Dirty Projectors
    People who like way too many toppings on their pizza.
  1. The Antlers
    Boys who enjoy crying more than their girlfriend.
  1. Girls
    Anyone who thinks The Catcher in Rye is the greatest book of all time.
  1. Grizzly Bear
    People who think that world hunger could be assuaged with four part harmonies.
  1. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Girls who bought checkered sneakers in the 8th grade.
  1. The XX
    Blog enthusiasts who thought wearing a keffiyeha was awesome.
OK, so we are obviously missing a couple. Let's fill in the rest. Bring on the snarkiness!

5 Comments:

awmercy said...

My personal favorite is the Antler's stereotype.

Mona said...

Haha, the Phoenix one basically bitchslapped everyone on this site since it was our #1.

Hey! The xx one was bogus, considering I'm probably the closest thing to Middle Eastern out of any of the QC-ers and even I don't understand the keffiyeh fashion trend.


I love this one:
Tegan & Sara
Lesbians and guys who firmly believe that when there are two girls on stage together, there is a 63% chance of them making out.

Tex said...

Camera Obscura - People who make their own yogurt.

Neko Case - People who want to make out with Neko Case.

Richard Wright Newsletter said...

i maintain that this method of lazy stereotyping is the most accurate way to read someone's personality. :-)

Mona said...

I wanna change the YYYs one to:
Girls who preferred running around the backyard wearing a cape than playing House as a kid.

Metric:
Boys who know the answer to the "Jenny Lewis or Emily Haines?" debate has always been Emily Haines.

Harlem Shakes:
People who would much rather listen to this than admit they love Vampire Weekend.