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Classic rock you first heard from your dad's old record collection.
1: "I got into The Beatles after my dad showed me some of their albums he bought in the '60s."

2: "So you listen to a lot of dadrock?"
by Blaze1289 March 22, 2010
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The standard set of albums from the 60s and 70s that every boomer likes. Boomers try to get younguns to listen to dad rock by loading up "best albums ever" lists with them. Dad rockers have no desire to listen to recent music and are stuck in the past.
Beatles, Byrds, Beach Boys, Dylan, Rolling Stones, Who, Zep, etc
by donth January 21, 2004
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The term 'dad rock' refers to older music listened to by men who try, without success, to introduce this music to their children and other younger people.

Music can only be counted as 'dad rock' if it is music that has failed to remain popular with younger generations, e.g. Dire Straits, The Yardbirds etc., whereas bands of the same era such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones would not count as their music transcends the generation gap and is still popular with younger people
While 'dad rock' can be quite personal to each dad, examples of artists include: Dire Straits, The Yardbirds, Cream, King Crimson, Yes
by 2Mannings1Bowl September 23, 2010
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Term used by children who are angry that most of the modern music they listen to from their generation is garbage in comparison. Unable to come up with viable comparisons to previous classic bands and musical artists, they resort to insulting all of them at once in a dismissive and condescending tone.
"Hey Paul, why do you listen to that garbage Ke$sha and that little pop-brat Lady GaGa, who pander to the lowest common denominator in order to sell records based off their intrinsic reliance on the inversion of past trends, fads, and ideas in order to seem edgy and intelligent? Why not listen to some classic music like Led Zeppelin, Simon and Garfunkel, or Iron Butterfly, or The Eagles, who instead rely on their ability to craft music and lyrics which are both sentimental but also relate-able because of their universal and endearing subject matter?"

"HAW, YOU'RE JUST A FAGGOT WHO ONLY LISTENS TO DADROCK!"
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A variety of genres from the 60s and 70s that dads are most likely to enjoy. Dad Rock is made up of Psychedelic Rock, yearly Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, and Shoe Gaze.
Like if Dad Rock dominates your dad's record collection!
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