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Musical Imperialism
Musical Imperialism

Musical Imperialism

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The act of forcing someone to listen to your favorite bands, or bands you "think they would like" in an effort to justify your musical tastes. This usually happens when first meeting someone whose musical tastes are unknown to you.

Joey: How was the car ride?

John: It was okay, except Alli insisted on playing her iPod at full blast the entire time "showing" me all these bands I would supposedly like. I like music and all, but it eventually got obnoxious.

Joey: Well golly gee willikers, that sounds like a textbook example of Musical Imperialism.

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Lynda Blackwell
June 25, 2024

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"Musical Imperialism" is a slang term used to describe the act of forcing someone to listen to your favorite music, often in an attempt to convert them to your musical tastes. The term is often used humorously, but it can also be used to describe a more serious situation, such as when someone is being pressured to listen to music they don't enjoy. The term likely originated in the late 20th or early 21st century, as the rise of personal music players like the iPod made it easier for people to share their music with others. The term "Musical Imperialism" is a play on the term "Imperialism," which refers to the practice of one country extending its power and influence over another. In the context of music, "Musical Imperialism" suggests that the person imposing their musical tastes is trying to dominate the other person's musical preferences. The term is often used in a lighthearted way, but it can also be used to describe a more serious situation, such as when someone is being pressured to listen to music they don't enjoy.

slang describe icon Examples of Musical Imperialism

Dude, I'm not sure if you're trying to convert me to your religion or just force-feed me your favorite bands. This is musical imperialism at its finest!
I'm not saying I don't like your music, but this constant barrage of your favorite bands is starting to feel like musical imperialism.
I'm all for sharing music, but this feels more like musical imperialism than a friendly exchange.
I'm not sure if you're trying to impress me or just impose your musical tastes on me, but this is definitely musical imperialism.

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