Meaning of dadrock in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdadrɒk/


mass noun informal
  • Rock music that appeals to an older generation, or that is heavily influenced by that of an earlier era.

    • ‘some reviewers deride his current style as dadrock—music that shouldn't appeal to self-respecting teenagers’
    • ‘How do you feel about having your music labelled "dadrock" in the British press?’
    • ‘The fuse was lit for britpop/dadrock to explode a few years hence.’
    • ‘What a contrast with last year, when Dadrock ruled the roost at the first ever Gig On The Green.’
    • ‘But just as they ditched deodorised dadrock, he dumped the safe route to security.’
    • ‘Then there's the unexplained conflation of this ditching of dadrock with the "DJ-driven music" sampling that the kids of today are listening to.’
    • ‘I know Dadrock in the British mid-90's isn't very popular.’
    • ‘It is like most albums by brilliant, eccentric and popular artists: cherished by those who remember it, forgotten by most, usurped in the popular mindset by the lumpen dadrock so cherished by the middlebrow rock press.’
    • ‘But if it is his first foray into, say, dad-rock, then he's done a great job.’
    • ‘But don't write this off as dad-rock.’
    • ‘Angst-fueled dad-rock and graying and receding hairlines was the path they appeared to be forging circa 2007.’
    • ‘They may have made some friends among the rock hierarchy, but the music press was not so flattering, dismissing their music as "dad rock".’
    • ‘Credited (and later damned) with inspiring the mid-1990s revival of guitar music - or dad rock, to detractors - he now finds himself being referenced by new bands.’
    • ‘He still found a slot for Sir Paul McCartney, and huge slabs of dad rock.’
    • ‘To sum up: this is single-paced, predictable, plodding dad rock; it lacks artistic creativity and credibility, features poor arrangements and harmonies that would receive a D grade if submitted as GCSE coursework.’
    • ‘It's dad rock (not that my dad was ever into them, I don't think) and the generation gap is too wide.’
    • ‘His tastes seemed to veer towards dad rock, I'm afraid.’
    • ‘Dad rock isn't what it used to be.’