Microgenre Mayhem Reaches New Ecstatic Highs

Yesterday's New York Times on the Hipster Runoff genre shirtification of indie rock: "Ten or 20 years ago it was relatively easy to define the term "indie-rock" as a handful of related styles and a collective audience slightly on the fringe of the mainstream. But by the end of the decade it has become an ever-expanding, incomprehensibly cluttered taxonomy of subgenres. So you say you like indie-rock -- well, do you mean mumblecore? Freak-folk? Ambient doom-metal? Eight-bit?" This all sounds familiar, somehow. [NYT]

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