The “NOW That's What I Call Music” Dad Rock compilation will haunt you

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Seems awfully random and unfocused.

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Spotify playlist: Spotify

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No Led Zepplin, Doors, Jimi, Janis, King Crimson, CCR, Jim Croce, Zappa, Moody Blues…? Not my list.

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Seems to stretch over about the same lifespan as portable music recordings on cassettes through CDs. I guess this proves that music fashions will never really die again since digital came along.

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No, because the whole concept seems obnoxiously centered on white folks. And on male parents. I mean, for starters, can there be no such thing as Mom Rock?

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Yeah, but perhaps the CD shouldn’t be programmed by these people…

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For a long time, Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Taking Care of Business would be first on my mom’s Mom Rock list.

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I’m not sure I agree with these selections, but only ask and you shall receive:

I’d be very interested to see the mom rock playlists of the bbs moms. I’m guessing more Laibach than Jackson Brown.

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Lynrd Skynrd has no business being in a list with Roxy Music.

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Perhaps follow “Sweet Home Alabama” with “Prairie Rose”?

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I’ll have to admit, 85% of that list would make me chuck the CD out the window.

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To answer Thom’s question, I think of Wilco as “Dad rock,” but that’s because they’re mature, complicated, consistent, and resolute in their mission to rock (but just hard enough), like a good dad aught to be.

Now, this CD? The track list pains me. Like, it hurts us, precious.

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That’s “Dad Rock” for ya.

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It certainly looks like a triumph of available licences over artistic vision.

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85% of any NOW album would probably make you hoy the disc like a frisbee to see how far it goes.

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Who else but male parents would a thing called “Dad Rock” be centered on?

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Gender non-conforming dad parent rock

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It’s up to 107 in the UK

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