They felt to me like a mafia of music lovers, who were supposedly representing ‘alternative,’ but at the same time I found them to be sort of oppressive. You couldn’t like certain bands if they were too pop. And if you didn’t know which band had split up to re-form the band that you were discussing, then you didn’t have an opinion. You couldn’t even throw out an opinion, because you just didn’t have the background.

Liz Phair (via toomuchawesome).