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[mass noun] Music appealing to the popular taste, including rock and pop and also soul, reggae, rap, and dance music.
- ‘Of course, it's easy to point out that most popular music thrives on image as well.’
- ‘Her taste in popular music ran to the Beatles and James Taylor; jazz barely made an impression.’
- ‘You're left with no doubt that the music contained here changed the world of popular music forever.’
- ‘It is essential reading in the role of popular music at the turn of the millennium.’
- ‘But there is something about the human voice that gives popular music its zeitgeist.’
- ‘One aim of this volume is to explore some of the fundamental assumptions of popular music.’
- ‘He describes their repertoire as a mix of reggae, hip hop and popular music.’
- ‘In some senses, he represents the latest incarnation of an archetype that crops up time and again in popular music.’
- ‘Britain is always a touch ahead of the curve as far as popular music goes.’
- ‘As it becomes popular music, world music appropriates the past and tradition to effect a radical break with them.’
- ‘Breakbeat has exhibited an incredible tenaciousness since it infected popular music in 1974.’
- ‘It is 100 years since the discovery of the blues, the wellspring from which popular music as we know it first flowed.’
- ‘American publishers of popular music were quick to cash in on the vogue of mountain songs.’
- ‘The huge contribution made by the Beatles to popular music will be celebrated in the performance of a number of their hits.’
- ‘There is a broad pattern in popular music scholarship of taking sides in a similar way.’
- ‘This data set was split into two broad categories of classical music and popular music.’
- ‘A French Algerian, he fuses contemporary Arabic popular music with post-punk guitar rock.’
- ‘Well, actually a very well produced, and enjoyable journey through the A-Z of popular music.’
- ‘Presley was and is, even after his death, the single most important man in popular music.’
- ‘Few other genres of popular music elevate the text to such a level of importance.’
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