This Father's Day, honor the man who gave you life by getting better acquainted with the music of his people – Dad Rock! Pitchfork has helpfully compiled an animated chronology of Dad Rock, from the tender, child-rearing anthems of Paul McCartney, to the cranky cocaine poetry of Steely Dan, all the way through Bruuuuuce, that damned Eric Clapton: Unplugged album, and the comfort-first contemporary Dad-rock inflections of Bon Iver and The War On Drugs.

When we're young, our dads confiscate our copies of CrazySexyCool and Jagged Little Pill, and when we're older, we confiscate their copies of Rumors and Born in The USA... It's all part of the mystical cycle of life.

Watch below...


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