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on 29 December 2005
As it says in the book, now indie has died, it has given way to the new hipster culture. I originally bought this book as a way to hear someone's take on the nu-indie/ hipster scene, and found it hilarious! This book is so close to the mark it's untrue, and in Hipster fashion, remains ironic throughout. Although very Americanised, the general ethos of the Hipster remains.
I never thought I could be pigeonholed... Until I read this book!
on 8 March 2015
I saw this in a friend's house and noted that it has three chapters that are very helpful for people who want to explore avant garde/ obscure / or even pretentious art: chapters that contain long lists for Music, Literature and Cinema. And I actually bought it just to explore those lists. Whatever you say about hipsters, it is true that they have good taste in art.