Definition of dadrock in US English:



  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What a contrast with last year, when Dadrock ruled the roost at the first ever Gig On The Green.’
    • ‘The fuse was lit for britpop/dadrock to explode a few years hence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But just as they ditched deodorised dadrock, he dumped the safe route to security.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘His tastes seemed to veer towards dad rock, I'm afraid.’
    • ‘Dad rock isn't what it used to be.’
    • ‘He still found a slot for Sir Paul McCartney, and huge slabs of dad rock.’
    • ‘But don't write this off as dad-rock.’
    • ‘They may have made some friends among the rock hierarchy, but the music press was not so flattering, dismissing their music as "dad rock".’
    • ‘It's dad rock (not that my dad was ever into them, I don't think) and the generation gap is too wide.’
    • ‘How do you feel about having your music labelled "dadrock" in the British press?’
    • ‘But if it is his first foray into, say, dad-rock, then he's done a great job.’
    • ‘Angst-fueled dad-rock and graying and receding hairlines was the path they appeared to be forging circa 2007.’