ITT: Albums that turned you hipster/whatever label you are
This album eased me into every obscure/experimental/good genre
When I started college, I had never smoked weed before, and I started hanging with some dudes who smoked everyday. This was the go to album while smoking in the car bumping music, and I'll always associate it to becoming a stoner college student
god i've been here since 2010 and you're the last recognizable trip. i'm suddenly sad now
I guess I'm a bit more punk than anything, so this
Found this while looking for music to help me sleep. Branched out to everything I could find in terms of electronic and drone related. I still use it to fall asleep
No lie, this got me into electronic music (and eventually more experimental stuff).
you're exactly where you need to be witchfinder, the hero of /mu/ you survived niggerman, glassjaw, bio, gemini. i don't even know if malcolm is even still around.
I was listening to Anti-Flag and NOFX before this. I was 16. 2008 was when I dropped shitty punk rock. Weird Fishes made me retire my Hot-Topic stud belts.
This was the first album with any noise rock or drone I had ever heard.
It turned me into a newt
I used to think of punk as being generally unambitious, and somewhat generic in its anger.
This album (The Gloaming especially) really made me realize that I actually do like more experimental stuff
ITAOTS, i was a /v/ermin two years ago, wanted to see what the buzz was about the potato girl album and here i am, i haven't layed a videogame that isn't a Metal Gear, Hotline Miami, or indeh in almost two years and i'm a full blown ptretentious hipster
I love you /mu/
i try to block out anything gorespammer related. also congrats man.
I always listened to Eminem, but after listening to this, I got into a lot of hip hop, and now I listen to at least 10-15 hip hop artists. Feels good man.
Honestly, Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music, Kendrick Lamar - GKMC, and A$AP Rocky - Live.Love.A$AP got me back into hip-hop a few years ago. Before I was big into bands like Fugazi, Bad Brains, Rancid, etc. I still love those bands, but at the time I hated a lot of hip-hop/rap music.
Started my whole :omg so punk: phase.
Ok, I'm not baiting, I swear.
I was 14, my sister showed me this when she got back from college for winter break, and this EP put on to older Macklemore, Wu-Tang, Madvillain, and from there on out I got into more experimental stuff. I would say Madvillain was the big turning point, but I wouldn't have discovered that (at the time I did) without The Vs.
Either you're souless or you're lying if you say you can't relate to el scorcho.
It lead me to the path of /tumblrcore/ music which made 15 year old me über hipster. now i'm basically a /mu/drone into swans, anco and death grips. my life is ruined.
“Hipster” is a term co-opted for use as a meaningless pejorative in order to vaguely call someone else’s authenticity into question and, by extension, claim authenticity for yourself.
It serves no conversational function and imparts no information, save for indicating the opinions and preferences of the speaker.
Meanwhile, a market myth has sprung up around the term, as well as a cultural bogeyman consisting of elusive white 20-somethings who wear certain clothes (but no one will agree on what), listen to certain music (no one can agree on this either), and act a certain way (you’ve probably sensed the pattern on your own).
You can’t define what “that kind of behavior or fashion or lifestyle” actually is, nor will you ever be able to. That’s because you don’t use “hipster” to describe an actual group of people, but to describe a fictional stereotype that is an outlet for literally anything that annoys you.
The twist, of course, is that if it weren’t for your own insecurities, nothing that a “hipster” could do or wear would ever affect you emotionally. But you are insecure about your own authenticity - “Do I wear what I wear because I want to? Do I listen to my music because I truly like it? I’m certainly not like those filthy hipsters!” - so you project those feelings.
Suffice it to say, no one self-identifies as a hipster; the term is always applied to an Other, to separate the authentic Us from the inauthentic, “ironic” Them.
Made me completely review my drumming skills and start going from "top" music, such as blues & jazz to underground music, math rock, noise, etc.
I want children from Zach now.
I fell in love with this outsider album and it got me addicted to outsider music on the whole.
>Outsider music is music performed either by social outsiders, who have no or few associates in the mainstream music business, or by musicians who choose to live and work apart from the music industry, often due to compromising behavioral or psychological conditions.
>grandparents tell me there's a band on tv
Now I get emotional when something breaks down and emits static
You mean when you stopped listening to shitty music? I don't call myself labels, but this is the album that started getting me into music
Made me appreciate kvlt and lo-fi production, made bm my main.
Made me wish I could be alive to watch us colonize galaxies.
In highschool I'd tell people I like instrumental surf music. That's probably why I didn't have friends. Man or Astroman? was my jumping off point tho.
not sure what i am, but it's because of this...
>came to /mu/ in mid 2009
>mostly listened to dad rock and prog at the time, oblivious
>"what's this weird looking album, everyone's saying it's some classic masterpiece but i've never heard of it"
>download it and have it on my ipod for a while,
>it finally clicks after a few listens
began obsessively listening to /mu/ core at that point.
friend gave me a mix CD back in 2004 and had a few songs from this album. I was never introduced to music not being played on the radio before this, so it blew me away.
Oddly enough, this is the album that got me into music when I was about 7
A lot of people call me a hipster. It is not a term that I like or appreciate. Any way, there was a time when I was a dadrocker who only listened to Stevie Wonder and Queen and thought that "rap" was all stupid shit about gang violence and drugs. This album changed that for me. It made me want to find new music when I heard it, which led me on along journey and eventually to /mu/.
I didn't even realize that I carried this feel inside of me all this time
Before this album came out, I was a horrible jazz-snob, quite comparable to rockists. That record changed a lot, it turned me insto someone who can try to enjoy any kind of music independent of complexity or skill required to perform it.
I used to only listen to the radio, but I'd always remember weirder songs from the radio (all those one-hit wonders in the 90's...) but this album really got me into everything- more eclectic music, dating a girl who also liked this, writing more music myself as a result of wanting to write a song better than 'Crown of Love'.
Reflektor was a bit of a disappointment for me, but Funeral is always going to be a weird monument for me.
Earned me the label "pretentious hipster fucking scumbag"
turned me into a depressive pile of shit
This album changed me from a wigger who only listened to hip-hop into a dadrock/metalhead stoner and inspired me to learn to play the guitar. Now I'm into all sorts of shit, and I don't really listen to metal at all anymore, but that was the real turning point.
Prerequisite to all the music i like now. Looking up all the samples from all his albums introduced me to tons of people.
had been reading some wikipedia articles on shoegaze and i got intersted. listened to loveless and fell in love.
it made me appreciate music when I was young. Without it, I think I'd be a radiobabby today. And we all know top40 is garbage
Dropped nu-metal almost instantaneously. Started posting on their forum and discovered "other" music.
Made me realise that more experimental =/= better and that there's nothing wrong with liking accessible music. Guess you could say it 'de-/mu/ed' me.
Not even an album as much as the chance to play music in this game got me into wanting to listen to more music because I could "play" it. I think it led to just about everything I have ever listened to because before this game music was very "meh" to me.
was in hong kong at the time.
lot's of looking out train windows. neon megopolis. crazy industry. massive infustructure.
it all clicked at the same time.
Used to listen to a LOT of shitty indie garage rock (think burger records). This album made me search for better music.
Browsed mu/ because of this album