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Most Hipster Bands

List Criteria: Bands universally liked by hipsters

Since the mid-2000s, the word hipster has invaded the lexicon of pop culture and become a term, for better or worse, synonymous with things either A) cool B) ironic C) ironically cool. That term extends into music as well. People generally get the terms indie and hipster confused, but for the sake of this list, we're going to call bands who are primarily indie, hipster. This list includes bands that are signed to major labels as well, but the criteria is that they're beloved, enjoyed and respected by hipsters as well.

You'll see hipster favorites like Vampire Weekend, Phoenix and Grammy winning bands Arcade Fire and Bon Iver. While the general public raised its collective eyebrows when the latter two were announced as Grammy winners, hipsters rejoiced, as these two bands symbolized the ultra cool's rise to power and their taste in all things good reaffirmed. The bands you'll see on this list will range from long-established bands like the Flaming Lips to synth pop acts like Passion Pit to arena rockers like the Black Keys. Some of these bands you'll see at home on the list of the greatest bands of all time.

What are the most hipster bands of all time? Take a look at this list and here's your chance to have your voice heard. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit. If you notice a band isn't on the list and should be, feel free to add them.
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    Atlas Genius

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    Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock More
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk More
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    Indie, Neo soul, Folk music More
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    New Wave, Synthpop, Jazz fusion More
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    Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Rock music More
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    Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave More
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    Synthpop, New Wave, French rock More
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    Indie pop, Ska, Folk rock More
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica More
    74
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    Indie pop, Indietronica, Alternative dance More
    73
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    Hipster More
    72
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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog More
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    71
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    Indie pop, Emo, Alternative rock More
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    Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
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    Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
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    Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock More
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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-punk More
    68
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    Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music More
    68
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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Electronic music More
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    Garage rock, Power pop, Alternative rock More
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    66
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    Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk More
    66
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    Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave More
    66
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    Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Electronic music More
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    Dance-punk, New Prog, Alternative dance More
    64
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    Pop music, Folk music, World music More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock More
    63
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    Garage rock, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    63
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    Blues-rock, Soul music, Punk rock More
    62
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    Indie pop, Garage rock, Indie rock More
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    Synthpunk, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop More
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    Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance More
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    Indie rock More
    59
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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Nu gaze More
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    Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop More
    58
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock More
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    Indie pop, Folk rock, Progressive rock More
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    Jangle pop, Rock music, Alternative rock More
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    Noise rock, Shoegazing, Noise pop More
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    Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock More
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    Indie, Indie rock More
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    Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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