Please explain you're thoughts
Posted by Anton J on 3/19/2012, 12:47 pm, in reply to "I agree with this to a point"
I don't get this. I don't know what pseudo-intellectual hipsters think of Tom Waits, or anything else really, I just know how I react to his music. |
What is there in Waits' actual music to suggest hipster bullshit? I hear traces of hipster bullshit in the music of, say, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Decemberists, and Arctic Monkeys (not that these are completely worthless bands anyway, but that's not the point), but I've never detected anything in Waits' music that would even suggest hipster-crap.
: I think he's overrated drastically by people
: who buy into the pseudo-intellectual hipster
: bullshit, as you say. Nevertheless, I also
: think that, even taking that into
: consideration, there's a lot of enjoyability
: to be found in his albums.
: Plus, I don't necessarily think that schtick
: is an automatic disqualifier for being
: enjoyable. His schtick may be such that it's
: hard for me to love his albums, but I can
: still really really like a lot of them.
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