You can tell a lot about a person by the type of music they listen to.
Music, after all, is the universal language: “One of our best hopes for the eventual realization of the brotherhood of man.” I think Nietzsche said that. Or maybe it was Sartre? Doesn’t matter.
What does my music taste say about me? It says that I'm better than you.
Look, you can trust me – a white guy with a still-developing brain that's easily manipulated by online influencers – to know what I’m talking about when it comes to these matters.
It’s not easy to curate a listening palette that’s alternative enough to make me appear cool, yet mainstream enough to garner a satisfactory amount of likes when I post a song on my Instagram story, but my God I think I’ve mastered it.
What I’ve done is saved you the trouble and put together a playlist of this sort, so that you too can flaunt your superior music knowledge to a bunch of apathetic strangers on the internet. No need to thank me, but you are welcome.
A sneak peek at what’s inside:
The Smashing Pumpkins, ever heard of them? Yeah, I didn’t think so — they’re pretty underground.
Huh? They sold 30 million albums and were one of the most successful bands of the '90s? No, I don’t think that’s right. Anyways, do you know why the genre is called shoegaze?