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Rockist, Rockism

A rockist isn't just someone who loves rock 'n' roll, who goes on and
on about Bruce Springsteen, who champions ragged-voiced
singer-songwriters no one has ever heard of. A rockist is someone who
reduces rock 'n' roll to a caricature, then uses that caricature as a
weapon. Rockism means idolizing the authentic old legend (or
underground hero) while mocking the latest pop star; lionizing punk
while barely tolerating disco; loving the live show and hating the
music video; extolling the growling performer while hating the


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