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art rock

noun
1.
a type of rock music, often with poetic lyrics, characterized by sophisticated harmonic, dynamic, and technical complexity based on forms derived from classical music and requiring performers of considerable training and skill.
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Contemporary definitions for art rock
noun

a genre of rock music with more complex harmonies than popular rock and often incorporating classical music elements; also called progressive rock

Examples

Art rock bands of the 1970s included Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

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