poptimism

n. (from pop and optimism)

  1. A penchant for contemporary pop music, as opposed to rock, pure hip-hop, etc. Compare rockism.

Poptimism, in other words, is a pure product of the zeitgeist, and as such, it’s probably wise to keep an eye out for its perils, lest what began as a necessary corrective devolve into, as Sanneh wrote of rockism, a caricature used as a bludgeon against other music. —Jody Rosen, “Does hating rock make you a music critic?”

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