thinks that there are some men who are really sexy right now! And thus, they have chosen a whole boatload of them, the "Sexiest Men Living
," to be exact, to showcase on their website. Sooooo dreamy. Guess who our favorite is? Ezra Koenig, from Vampire Weekend, a band that's really starting to build some buzz, we hear...
The "Ivy-educated, button-cute musician who rocks our world with songs about the serial comma," is profiled under Salon
's Indie Heartthrob
category, alongside a dubious photograph that makes him look like a piece of stripey cardigan jailbait with a guitar that's too big for his adorably emo-emaciated frame. Hot or not? Gross or acceptable?
There is something so charming and hilarious about this entire justification:
It could be argued that Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes
is the sexiest man in indie rock, with his art-school androgyny and his
pit-black torch songs of love gone bad, mad and dangerous to know. But
Barnes is a throwback to superstars of another era -- David Bowie,
Prince -- while Koenig is very much of the moment. Vampire Weekend
released the best indie rock record of 2008, a near-perfect debut so
fantastic that even its overblown hype could not diminish its pure
pleasure. And Koenig is a pleasure all his own. He's a graduate of
Columbia, a sometime filmmaker, the son of a therapist, a blue-eyed
charmer who can get you out of your undies and talk about your feelings. Now that's rock 'n' roll.
Oh, my god, like, the Salon
ers maybe had a debate about who's sexier, Ezra
or Kevin? And then someone stood on top of their desk chair and bellowed:
"Koenig can get you out of your undies and
talk about your feelings!!" So they had to write that in.
SERIOUSLY? Heebie jeebies x infinity.
Aravind Adiga was selected as their sexy novelist: he won the Man Booker Prize this year, and you know Salman Rushdie is fucking fuming right now
, even more so than before. These lists are TROUBLE, unless they are scratch 'n' sniff
. Count on People
to reinvent the wheel.