The Hipsters

Before we introduce ourself, I’d like to give a disclaimer. Although we may not look like hipsters, we can be considered something along the lines of “Incognito Hipsters”. We don’t dress the part, have the cool glasses, or ride our fixies around town, but we do appreciate the musical influences that have been breed thanks to the eclectic tastes of the everyday hipster.

Mike
For my entire life, I’ve been listening to the folk soundings of Bob Dylan, CSN, and Neil Young. I always had a hard time appreciating the modern music that most kids would want to listen to, considering my house always had some kind of classic rock playing in the background. Eventually I picked up the Bass, and learned that music existed beyond raspy vocal melodies and acoustic guitars. These days, I’d say Ska is my earphoria, but my range goes anywhere from Classic Rock to Indie Electronica to Hip Hop.

Connor
Since middle school, I’ve always enjoyed the classic rock icons of the 60’s and 70’s such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix’s projects. Throughout my introduction to serious music, I have always believed that modern music would always never be on the same level as my heroes and influences of the past.  As this may not be true, many musical acts of the last ten to fifteen years have really had an effect on me as a person. From the modern folk revival with the Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver at the center to Radiohead’s recent experimental records, I’ve realized that music does not have to be at least twenty five years old to achieve an iconic status.

We went into this blog with a few goals:
1. We want to give people a quick, accurate review of an album.
2. We’re not here to judge the integrity of an artist, we’re here to judge the quality of the album that is being released.
3. Also, don’t expect a three page response to an album. We are trying to keep our reviews between 250 to 500 words
4. We’d like to get more than one opinion on each album, so we will have two seperate reviews on every album. One will be longer, and one will be less than 100 words.

The Rating Scale:
We wanted a simple rating scale. 0.0 to 10.0 seems to the most common, and easiest, way to rate anything these days. Of course 0.0 is the worst possible rating, while 10.0 is the perfect. Each rating will be at the end of the review.

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