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From here: “Among at least a subset of (the younger) musicians and fans, this class separation has made indie more openly snobbish and narrow-minded. In the darkest interpretation, one could look at the split between a harmony-and-lyrics-oriented indie field and a rhythm-and-dance-specialized rap/R&B scene as mirroring the developing global split between an internationalist, educated comprador class (in which musically, one week Berlin is hot, the next Sweden, the next Canada, the next Brazil) and a far less mobile, menial-labor market. The elite status and media sway that indie rock enjoys, disproportionate to its popularity, is one reason the cultural politics of indie musicians and fans require discussion in the first place…”

Listening to: Hall and Oates (Private Eyes) and the new Wu Tang now…they’re both…not what I expected, but in a good way.

Sun, December 16 2007 » Music

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  1. george oliver December 20 2007 @ 6:58 pm

    Indeed — maybe I misread the Slate essay — but comparing Led Zeppelin to the Fiery Furnaces?

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