The indie music scene, which is considered to be
a subgenre of alternative rock, is known to be a
genre of music independent to the mainstream.
These artists, as defined by the “alternative” of
alternative rock, tend to create music that are
different from popular and pop rock music.
Ironically, indie music is becoming more popular
nowadays with the aid of modern ways of music
distribution. Indie music also uses catchy hooks
and dance-like instrumentation that is used in
popular music to catch listeners’ ears and replay
in their heads’ for days. Technically, a lot of indie
music can be considered pop, but stylistically they
are different enough to separate, although some
artists are considered indie pop.
The album cover of The Arctic Monkey’s AM, a popular
indie rock band from England.
Personally, I generally prefer indie music to pop music
because I find it focuses more on the instrumentation.
A recent fad, where many indie listeners were called
out for being hipsters (although many hipsters do
listen to indie music), had become a nuisance to many
listeners of independent music. Listeners of popular
music found that listeners of indie music were being
difficult for listening to music separate from what was
popular. On the other side, indie listeners thought it was
lame to simply follow music based on what the masses
did. Although this name-calling fad has died down, the
separations between genre listeners continues .
“Hipsters = Elitists”
This example is not the only situation where there are
social tensions between popular and more underground
works followers. In the literary world, there are groups of
more obscure elitists that condescend readers of popular
genres. Modern readers often dislike and avoid strange
works, judging these authors as absurd.
Despite this, both obscure and popular fiction readers
tend to mutually enjoy. This is a genre that most
readers tend to join together upon. Meanwhile, classical
music to indie listeners and popular listeners is often