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- (music) Inclusive of various genres of popular music, especially those ultimately derived from rock and roll, employing electrical amplification, heavy use of guitars, 4/4 time with strong percussive rhythm on beats two and four (backbeat), and usually characterized by bold wildness, rebellion, and strong sexuality.
popular music genre
- 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 347.