The 50 Most Hipster Musical Artists

By “most hipster” I mean the degree to which these artists’ musical accomplishments have been overlooked by the masses. I compiled this list by comparing the artist rankings at with the number of Facebook fans each artist has. Obviously not an exact science, but interesting nonetheless.

Artist Best Album (rank)
Love Forever Changes (64th)
Suede Dog Man Star (355th)
Madvillain Madvillainy (156th)
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King (38th)
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom (354th)
Television Marquee Moon (48th)
Can Tago Mago (170th)
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2 (329th)
Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello (807th)
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (18th)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (116th)
Galaxie 500 On Fire (375th)
Wire Pink Flag (294th)
Slint Spiderland (127th)
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime (339th)
Mark Kozelek Benji (515th)
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden (183rd)
Pavement Slanted & Enchanted (139th)
Mercury Rev Deserter’s Songs (573rd)
Joanna Newsom Ys (198th)
My Bloody Valentine Loveless (26th)
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica (181st)
The Fall This Nation’s Saving Grace (704th)
Big Star #1 Record (468th)
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (206th)
Nico Chelsea Girl (619th)
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground and Nico (10th)
XTC Skylarking (386th)
Guided by Voices Bee Thousand (348th)
Nick Drake Pink Moon (61st)
Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade (449th)
Gang Of Four Entertainment! (289th)
Sufjan Stevens Illinois (57th)
Talking Heads Remain in Light (49th)
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On (325th)
Elliott Smith Either/Or (143rd)
The Antlers Hospice (191st)
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas (361st)
Ride Nowhere (368th)
The Avalanches Since I Left You (215th)
The Replacements Let It Be (217th)
Swans The Seer (489th)
Pulp Different Class (164th)
The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs (343rd)
Joni Mitchell Blue (102nd)
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (84th)
Slowdive Souvlaki (211th)
Belle and Sebastian If You’re Feeling Sinister (119th)
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle (107th)
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)

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