Although many Prog Snob memes will make little sense to someone who doesn’t know much about strains of alternative heavy rock like math, progressive and djent, they occasionally produce a joke that speaks to wider audiences. The true fans probably also belong to the page’s closed Facebook group. Perhaps that’s where all the original Prog Snob memes and t-shirt designs are made.
I Wish I Was At Home Listening To Swans
Of all the “I Wish I Was At Home Listening To X” meme pages, Swans is the pick of the litter. Their curation from the wider meme-verse is pretty strong, but we’re here for the harsh noise memes and the meme-within-a-meme-page that is their use of the words “patrician” and “plebeian” to distinguish between discerning listeners who appreciate more “difficult” styles of music and the uninitiated. And this.
>Implying Music Is Good
Unlike your typical meme page, this one isn’t all Photoshop’ed graphics, as its content also includes a relatively high volume of written thoughts from the moderator on topics such as Death Grips, hating on Neutral Milk Hotel and the headphone jack-free iPhone. (Like almost everyone on the internet, the >Implying Music Is Good memer hates the idea.)
This is a populist meme account, so rather than serving a specific audience like math-rock fans, Petty Memes mixes Frank Ocean commentary with angst about mainstream topics like the new iPhone, American football dramas and kinda random but accessible relationship memes.