There is more to indie and hip-hop than just protest of course. Despite not being a Kings of Leon fan and the critical acumen of pigeons deeming them craptasticmy last boyfriend landed me by saying that song made him think of me. As for age, in the mid 90s, indie was: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. This goes some way to describe the principles of the culture that produces it.
But I don't hear complaints that Mbuti music is most popular with the Mbuti or that the Japanese disproportionately listen to nagauta.
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Since one of the fundamental pillars of indie is a protest against the mainstream, is it any surprise that people from a Protestant society find it appealing? Class, race, age, that kind of thing. I can give you my recorded demographics for indie from the early 90s to — after that I relied on informal observation just looking at crowdsalthough these demographics are pretty consistent to the present. People find protest ism in other genres as well. Topics Indie Ask the indie professor. Loading comments… Trouble loading?