soft rock



soft rock (uncountable)

  1. (music) A comparatively unaggressive, melodic rock music genre in which the arrangement and lyrics are emphasized more than the beat; a reaction against hard rock.
    Hypernym: rock
    Hyponym: yacht rock
    • 2010, Christopher Knowles, The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll[1], Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      CSN&Y didn't shy away from politics, but many artists who followed in their footsteps used the new soft rock synthesis to warble inoffensive pop to a nation tired of controversy. [] Subsequently, many artists rode the soft rock formula all the way to the bank—or at least their labels did.

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