History CerebusSyndrome / Music

3rd Nov '17 7:56:53 PM Scsigs
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* Music/AllTimeLow followed in Blink's footsteps initially, with their first few albums and EPs being more carefree and lighthearted, though with some serious moments like 'Remembering Sunday.' On their third album, the band started experimenting with general storytelling in their songs, like 'Lost In Stereo,' but still were having a general degree of fun with their music making. Then ''Dirty Work'' was meant to be more of a mix of both having fun and being more serious with their writing, since they wanted to mix a more Pop sound into their Pop Punk/Emo sound. It didn't work out too well for most, including the band. ''Don't Panic'' was more of a success, as they managed to have fun ''and'' further their serious writing. After that, ''Future Hearts'' went back to a more carefree attitude, as well as a more Pop sound. The next album, ''Last Young Renegade,'' however, was meant to be their most serious album to date, with more mature lyrics and tone for a majority of the songs, and only one true Pop Punk song on the album. Fans are currently divided over this, since the band has never truly taken themselves too seriously outside of a few moments before, and the way they're trying to do so on the album is leaving a bit to be desired for some.
* Music/FallOutBoy started out as a general Pop Punk group. After their initial album, due to Pete's lyrics, they started the Emo Pop revolution of the mid-2000s, they went back to just Pop Punk, while also starting to be more Alternative. ''Infinity On High'' is really where they started writing more heavy songs. ''Folie A Deux'' turns this up a bit, complete with another development in Pete writing from different perspectives than his own. After their hiatus that followed ''Folie'', though, they went back to just making music to just enjoy without thinking about it, with them redefining themselves as a Pop group than Alternative, with each successive album growing ever so more, with added electronics and less regular instrumentations. A lot of fans didn't like their third and forth albums at the time, since they changed it up from their earlier style, and while they have more fans of those albums today than when they came out, particularly ''Folie'', their newer Pop style is slowly gaining more detractors, if sales figures of their latest singles are any indication.
16th Mar '17 10:03:15 AM nombretomado
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* Can be seen throughout the album ''Music/DangerDays: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'' by MyChemicalRomance. Starts out on the light-hearted, you-suck-we-win themed track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU "Na Na Na"]], before the tracks get more and more angsty and tragic. However, their last track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3L6T0dfHa0 "Vampire Money"]], revamps the entire feel and ends the album with the same feeling it started out with, contradicting this trope in the first place.

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* Can be seen throughout the album ''Music/DangerDays: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'' by MyChemicalRomance.Music/MyChemicalRomance. Starts out on the light-hearted, you-suck-we-win themed track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU "Na Na Na"]], before the tracks get more and more angsty and tragic. However, their last track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3L6T0dfHa0 "Vampire Money"]], revamps the entire feel and ends the album with the same feeling it started out with, contradicting this trope in the first place.
22nd Feb '17 7:47:26 PM gewunomox
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* In 2007, "EvelynEvelyn" was what Music/AmandaPalmer and Jason Webley called themselves when they pretended to be conjoined twin girls and sang a cute song about riding an elephant. As of 2010, Evelyn and Evelyn are two full-fledged characters whose backstory is 99% rape, pedophilia, slavery, beatings, more slavery, abandonment and death.

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* In 2007, "EvelynEvelyn" "Music/EvelynEvelyn" was what Music/AmandaPalmer and Jason Webley called themselves when they pretended to be conjoined twin girls and sang a cute song about riding an elephant. As of 2010, Evelyn and Evelyn are two full-fledged characters whose backstory is 99% rape, pedophilia, slavery, beatings, more slavery, abandonment and death.
12th Jan '17 1:34:35 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Blink182. Their first few albums were chock-full of dick jokes, sexually suggestive humor, and songs that aren't meant to be taken seriously. Then the happy songs became more serious. Then came "Adam's Song." And songs about the effects of divorce on young children. And serious, not silly love songs. Over two decades removed from their first album, and with Matt Skiba having replaced [[WeUsedToBeFriends Tom [=DeLonge=]]], it's safe to say that the goofy references to Benjamin "Ben" Dover and the frat boy humor of Blink in their late-teens and early-20s is but a distant memory for many fans.

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* Blink182. Their first few albums were chock-full of dick jokes, sexually suggestive humor, and songs that aren't meant to be taken seriously. Then the happy songs became more serious. Then came "Adam's Song." And songs about the effects of divorce on young children. And serious, not silly love songs. Over two decades removed from their first album, and with Matt Skiba having replaced [[WeUsedToBeFriends Tom [=DeLonge=]]], it's safe to say that the goofy references to Benjamin "Ben" Dover and the frat boy humor of Blink in their late-teens and early-20s is but are more of a distant memory for many fans.side show and no longer the meat of their creative output.
12th Jan '17 1:32:47 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Blink182. Their first few albums were chock-full of dick jokes, sexually suggestive humor, and songs that aren't meant to be taken seriously. Then the happy songs became more serious. Then came "Adam's Song." And songs about the effects of divorce on young children. Over two decades removed from their first album, and with Matt Skiba having replaced [[WeUsedToBeFriends Tom [=DeLonge=]]], it's safe to say that the goofy references to Benjamin "Ben" Dover and the frat boy humor of Blink in their late-teens and early-20s is but a distant memory for many fans.

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* Blink182. Their first few albums were chock-full of dick jokes, sexually suggestive humor, and songs that aren't meant to be taken seriously. Then the happy songs became more serious. Then came "Adam's Song." And songs about the effects of divorce on young children. And serious, not silly love songs. Over two decades removed from their first album, and with Matt Skiba having replaced [[WeUsedToBeFriends Tom [=DeLonge=]]], it's safe to say that the goofy references to Benjamin "Ben" Dover and the frat boy humor of Blink in their late-teens and early-20s is but a distant memory for many fans.
12th Jan '17 1:32:13 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Blink182. Their first few albums were chock-full of dick jokes, sexually suggestive humor, and songs that aren't meant to be taken seriously. Then the happy songs became more serious. Then came "Adam's Song." And songs about the effects of divorce on young children. Over two decades removed from their first album, and with Matt Skiba having replaced [[WeUsedToBeFriends Tom [=DeLonge=]]], it's safe to say that the goofy references to Benjamin "Ben" Dover and the frat boy humor of Blink in their late-teens and early-20s is but a distant memory for many fans.
7th Dec '16 10:27:32 AM WhatArtThee
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic is a relatively minor example compared to the rest of this list. Though he's still undeniably a comedian, many of his recent songs ("Don't Download this Song," "TMZ," and a good portion of ''Mandatory Fun'') have elements of social satire, as opposed to his earlier "pick a silly topic and make the song about that" style.
7th Oct '16 9:43:03 AM WhatArtThee
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* Music/PinkFloyd may not have been quite the lightest of bands in the first place, but the departure and mental breakdown of Syd Barrett lead to severe CerebusSyndrome - and, in an excellent example of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], also produced much of what is generally considered their best music, including ''Wish You Were Here'' and ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
** Could be considered a double CerebusSyndrome, since after ''Music/TheWall'' things got really serious with ''The Final Cut''; although this was due primarily to [[CreatorBreakdown Roger Waters' increasing depression and clashes with bandmates]].

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* Music/PinkFloyd may not have been quite were one of the lightest most successful examples of bands in the this tropes. They started out as a silly Psychedelic Rock band, fronted by Syd Barrett, on their first place, but the departure and mental breakdown of Syd Barrett lead to severe CerebusSyndrome - and, in an excellent example of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], also produced much of what is generally considered their best music, including ''Wish You Were Here'' and ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
** Could be considered a double CerebusSyndrome, since after ''Music/TheWall'' things got really serious with
album ''The Final Cut''; although this was Piper At The Gates of Dawn'', whose lyrics were light, whimsical, and often humorous, with songs including "Lucifer Sam" about a cat, "Bike", a SillyLoveSong, and "Mathilda Mother" about a mother reading fairy tales. However, after Syd Barett left due primarily to [[CreatorBreakdown mental illness and David Gilmour replaced him, the band's lyrics became much more abstract and serious, with pretty much no humor, and the music became darker and more experimental. Then, Roger Waters' increasing depression Waters came to the fore on what is widely considered to be their best album, ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', a dark, cynical concept album about life, tackling themes like insanity ("Brain Damage"), war ("Us and clashes with bandmates]].Them") and how time slips by as you get older ("Time"). Their following two albums ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/Animals'' were about the corrupt music industry and how corrupt society is in general, before they went darker still with ''Music/TheWall'', about a rock-star who secludes himself from the whole world and fantasizes about being a neo-nazi dictator, only lightened up by some humor (Such as in "The Trial", or "One of My Turns"). Their darkest album, however, was ''Music/TheFinalCut'', an entirely serious look at the horrors of war. Most of these albums are regarded as among their best.
8th Jul '16 6:28:10 AM gewunomox
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* Inverted and then played tremendously straight with FrankZappa's work. The early Mothers of Invention albums were dark, scary, and subversive. As his compositional style got more and more colorful, Zappa got farther and farther away from this, doing straighter comedy and only occasionally becoming as dark as he once was. Then, in the last years of his life, he created CivilizationPhazeIII, which is his darkest and most serious album, complete with an insane plot about Pigs & Ponies he had started years before.

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* Inverted and then played tremendously straight with FrankZappa's Music/FrankZappa's work. The early Mothers of Invention albums were dark, scary, and subversive. As his compositional style got more and more colorful, Zappa got farther and farther away from this, doing straighter comedy and only occasionally becoming as dark as he once was. Then, in the last years of his life, he created CivilizationPhazeIII, which is his darkest and most serious album, complete with an insane plot about Pigs & Ponies he had started years before.
20th Jun '16 1:29:04 PM gewunomox
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* The BeastieBoys came to prominence with such intellectual works as "Girls" and "Fight For Your Right", only later to be distracted by such droll projects as organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concert and becoming an alternative rock band.

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* The BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys came to prominence with such intellectual works as "Girls" and "Fight For Your Right", only later to be distracted by such droll projects as organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concert and becoming an alternative rock band.
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