Six Types of Music Nerds We Tolerate
Much like the dreaded hipster, "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates, and Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker, or anything--nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech boom, the North Brooklyn music explosion, the mainstreaming of Comic Con, Game Of Thrones, etc). But being a hardcore music nerd? Unless you never leave the safe, weirdo beardo confines of Brooklyn, admitting your love for epic doom metal, chiptune, '80s college rock, or avant free jazz could result in a lot of side-eyeing (depending on your audience and attitude, of course).
Anyway, music nerds: Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them, maybe you ARE one. Whatever your relationship with these dollar bin dumpster divers, however, chances are you've met a few. And, much like a music nerd's record collection, the very term itself can be divided into myriad sub-genres. Let's flip through them together, shall we?
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