Pop Playground
Rockism

By: Ned Raggett
2005-06-01



Posted 06/01/2005 - 07:22:35 AM by AlfredSoto:
 Good to see you here, Ned! Great piece!
 
Posted 06/01/2005 - 09:33:40 AM by ectocooler:
 "rapism" hahaha. I'm gonna call rap-centric music listeners "rapists" from now on.
 
Posted 06/01/2005 - 10:17:52 AM by ddrake:
 Ned - great article!
 
Posted 06/01/2005 - 12:10:52 PM by IanMathers:
 Really, really great article; along with Wolk's piece I think this is essential reading for all the people I know who ask me what rockism is. I'll be interested to see where the other essays this month go from here.
 
Posted 06/03/2005 - 03:17:06 PM by bassman08:
 I just found this article online. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/arts/music/31sann.html?ei=5090&en;=5d74c31cbf3d2d34&ex;=1256965200&partner;=WEBLOGS&pagewanted;=print I don't like it-he's doing the exact same thing that supposed rockists do, only he's doing it for other types of music. His main argument is weak. He basically asks us why rock music is so great and why it deserves to be listened to more than country or pop. But what he doesn't take into consideration is, what if someone just happens to like what they like-maybe someone just likes rock music, and, after listening to any various number of Lil Johns or Ushers or Ashlee Simpsons, decide that you just happen to like rock music BETTER? Is that so much of a bad thing, to like what you like? It just seems like he is trying to just disregard rock music as a legitimate genre. Anyway I thought that it was an intersting article and after seeing this one the other day I thought it would be another point of reference.