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The Undeniable Sound of Right Now enables an aging rockist with dying dreams


The nostalgic tones don’t resonate quite as fully with the modern music scene as they could.

In his 2004 New York Times essay “The Rap Against Rockism,” Kelefa Sanneh argued, “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.”…

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