It’s that wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s December, which means we get to make many end-of-year lists and generally pontificate about what we liked and didn’t like about 2013… but more importantly, it’s also the time when we get to apply gratuitous stereotypes to music fans everywhere. It’s something of a tradition at Flavorwire to ponder what your favorite album of the year says about you, so without further ado, here we go again! (Our obligatory disclaimer: this is a lighthearted exercise, so don’t get all pissy about it — and, yes, our stereotype is on here, and it fits perfectly.)
Daft Punk — Random Access Memories Well-off 30-somethings who have office jobs and spend a lot of time reminiscing about how the pills used to be better “back in the day.”
HAIM — Days Are Gone Girls who own several of those flowing ’70s full-length summer dresses.
The Knife — Shaking the Habitual Gender studies majors.
Chvrches — The Bones of What You Believe Gender studies minors.
The Julie Ruin — Run Fast Tenured gender studies academics.
Julia Holter — Loud City Song Music majors.
The Haxan Cloak — Excavation People who own actual cloaks. Black ones.
Sky Ferreira — Night Time, My Time Bushwick indie girls who go two at a time into the toilet.
Foxygen — We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic People who are super nice to you in person and shit-talk you behind your back.
Lorde — Pure Heroine Poptimists who consider themselves “sophisticated.”
Frank Turner — Tape Deck Heart Punks who live in terror that someone will find out about their trust fund.
The National — Trouble Will Find Me Wine club subscribers.