Who Are the Most Hipster Bands? Let’s Ask Science!

Confused about which artists are hip and which are not?  The good folks at Pricenomic.com have come up with some statistical analysis that purports to solve this age-old dilemma.  By plotting an artist’s Pitchfork score (the hipster side of the equation) against the artist’s Facebook shares (the mainstream side), they’ve come up with the the Hipster Music Index.

Sorry, My Bloody Valentine Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Kanye.  The hipsters have abandoned you.

Hipster music index

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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