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I am sometimes derided by a certain group of my friends by listening to so-called "Dad Rock".

I am referring to supposedly glum, middle-of-the-road, inoffensive bands such as Coldplay, Stereophonics, Doves, Travis, Starsailor and, to a lesser extent, some Radiohead and Elbow. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music, but love these bands.

I remember my first albums, aged about 10, were Travis - The Invisible Band, and Stereophonics - Just Enough Education To Perform.

Anyway, who else is a supporter of "Dad Rock"?

Are you ever mocked for having a certain taste in music?


P.S. I am not saying it matters what people say about it (it doesn't; I will listen to whatever I want regardless).
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That's not Dad Rock; Whitesnake is Dad Rock
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Stereophonics is an awesome band.

"I like them because they play their own instruments".

EDIT:

My Dad likes amazing music. He got me into Zeppelin, John Martyn, Pink Floyd, Jeff Healey, Jimi Hendrix and loads more.
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Some of those bands are more appropriate to be called "Mom Rock."
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#8
dad rock- bands that were cool in the late 80's that today's parents consider to be "cool" out of nostalgia.
#9
wrong Dad rock bands are like 'C.C.R' or 'bufflao springfield' n crap like my dad listens to
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Some of those bands are more appropriate to be called "Mom Rock."


This.
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#12
Dad Rock is Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, etc based on how I've seen the label thrown around. It isn't a negative to me.
#13
You guys don't know Dad Rock at all.
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No one who listens to those bands gets laid, so how can it be Dad Rock?


Then again, no-one who's ever successfully spouted sexcrement up a girl (leading to a child being shot out of the same orifice) has ever had sex again. Fact.
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That's not Dad Rock at all. Dad Rock is things like Eric Clapton, Cream, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, believe it or not.
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#17
how are those bands dad rock. I always though dad rock was hair metal bands, the bands you list I consider to be soft rock.
#18
well, why not ask your dad what he listens to? Dad rock to me, sounds like music my dad listened to when he was young. shit, some of those bands were awesome (Zeppelin, GNR, Metallica, Sabbath)
#19
I Starsailor. One of my all time fav bands. Def not dad rock.

Coldplay definitely is though.
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I think we have different interpretations of the term "Dad Rock".

I was referring to my contemporary bands that are releasing albums today, that are often to referred to as such; probably because someone's dad would listen to them.

Not bands someone's dad used to listen to when he was younger.
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Dad Rock is like 80s<
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what the ****? they make fun of you for listening to Radiohead? those bastards!
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I am sometimes derided by a certain group of my friends by listening to so-called "Dad Rock".

I am referring to supposedly glum, middle-of-the-road, inoffensive bands such as Coldplay, Stereophonics, Doves, Travis, Starsailor and, to a lesser extent, some Radiohead and Elbow. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music, but love these bands.


Starsailor, dad rock!?


I'd associate the phrase more with classic rock, the bands you listed have plenty of young fans. It is quite nice to see another Starsailor fan on here, though
#27
I get what OP means.

Modern bands whose main audience seems to be dads.
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While it would seem (and pretty much makes more sense) that dad rock would be Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and stuff, dad rock is an actual term used to describe stuff like newer U2 and Wilco.

Some of it is pretty good, but listening to too much of it gives a "wow I've heard this same song 328 times already..." feeling.
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I get what OP means.

Modern bands whose main audience seems to be dads.
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Check out number 4:

"Music that Boomers would listen to and/or write themselves. Picturing a 35-50 year old dance to these tracks puts your stomach in a knot. Inherently uncool. However, some very good bands today write embarrasing Dad Rock tracks.

They also tend to have long titles.
U2 - Stuck In A Moment..., Sometimes You Can't Make It..., Coldplay - God Put A Smile..., A Rush Of Blood, Oasis - Little By Little, Where Did It All Go Wrong?"


That's what I am referring to.
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Check out number 4:

"Music that Boomers would listen to and/or write themselves. Picturing a 35-50 year old dance to these tracks puts your stomach in a knot. Inherently uncool. However, some very good bands today write embarrasing Dad Rock tracks.

They also tend to have long titles.
U2 - Stuck In A Moment..., Sometimes You Can't Make It..., Coldplay - God Put A Smile..., A Rush Of Blood, Oasis - Little By Little, Where Did It All Go Wrong?"


That's what I am referring to.


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I get what OP means.

Modern bands whose main audience seems to be dads.



except that doesnt really apply to these bands at all

i dont know any dads that listen to coldplay or radiohead.

i know dozens that listen to whitesnake, AC/DC, GNR, etc.

the term just doesnt work
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I used to listen to a lot of Radiohead, but they bore my stiff lately. Starsailor are terrible too.
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#35
Radiohead is a terrible example.

Foo Fighters, Dave Matthew's Band, Blues Traveler, Hootie and the Blowfish, Wilco, etc. are all much better examples.
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except that doesnt really apply to these bands at all

i dont know any dads that listen to coldplay or radiohead.

i know dozens that listen to whitesnake, AC/DC, GNR, etc.

the term just doesnt work

The dads in your area need to get over their childhoods. There's tons of dads that like dad rock here, my dad included.

And despite the ratings on UD and what logic would tell you, I'm certain that anytime you hear someone referring to "dad rock" they're not talking about classic rock. I can't believe some of you haven't heard the term before.
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So dads who listen to dad rock are considered cool?
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So dads who listen to dad rock are considered cool?
I have no idea mate...

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you know... there are plenty of people who were in their late teens/early twenties when rage against the machine and stuff was going on. surely some of them are parents now. is that considered dad rock?
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