It's not a bad time to be a hipster who loves "yacht rock," or album-oriented rock, or whatever term you want to use to describe the kind of breezy soft rock that rules the airwaves of classic-rock stations and mellow VH1 Classic programming aimed at adults (read: old folks). Everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Steely Dan is getting name-checked in record reviews about hip indie acts like Midlake, Fleet Foxes, and Neko Case. Michael McDonald is even showing up on Grizzly Bear tracks. The elitist indie kids at the Smell in Los Angeles are trading tapes consisting of "Baby Come Back" by Player and other golden AM classics. It's a good time to be... More >>>