I wasn't really arguing that it was
Posted by Oliver on 2/14/2017, 8:07 pm, in reply to "Right, but"
It just seems like on it's release it was more of a curio that got good review and a decent amount of publicity, but it took hold as a singular object of obsession for a certain group of people a while after its release. I think the "oh no hipsters" argument is a little silly. The people I know who absolutely love it I would not think of as hipsters; they're more dorky people who play folk/cabaret stuff at house shows and probably went through a huge emo phase. I think it really touches on something for people who aren't necessarily looking for the next big thing, but are really into earnestness/emotional intensity/weird and embarrassing obsessions/moments of musical catharsis. Which...isn't something that I associate with hipsters. It's not something I look for very often either because I cringe easily, but ITAOTS is enough of an outlier that I still find it cool to listen to once in a while, I just can't share the obsession.
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