History DarkerAndEdgier / Music

31st Oct '16 2:01:12 AM 4444jdm
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* Music/{{PSY}}'s earlier singles [[OlderThanTheyThink when he debuted in 2001]] (''Bird'' and ''The End'' for example) were full of SarcasmMode against cynical social phenomenon spewing with some Korean cuss words and sarcastic sentence, but at least it is somewhat colorful. Then come to his 2005 single, ''Urbanite'', which deals with one of the most-cynical phenomena, {{Workaholic}} stress and city life issues. This single was rendered in monochromatic effects complete with RidiculouslyHumanRobots or ArtificialHumans replacing natural workforces.

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* Music/{{PSY}}'s earlier singles [[OlderThanTheyThink when he debuted in 2001]] (''Bird'' and ''The End'' for example) were full of SarcasmMode against cynical social phenomenon spewing with some Korean cuss words and sarcastic sentence, but at least it is somewhat colorful.colorful despite its cynical tone. Then come to his 2005 single, ''Urbanite'', which deals with one of the most-cynical phenomena, {{Workaholic}} stress and city life issues. This single was rendered in monochromatic effects complete with RidiculouslyHumanRobots or ArtificialHumans replacing natural workforces.workforces.
--> ''This is the CITY LIFE!''
31st Oct '16 1:53:34 AM 4444jdm
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* Music/{{PSY}}'s earlier singles [[OlderThanTheyThink when he debuted in 2001]] (''Bird'' and ''The End'' for example) were full of SarcasmMode against cynical social phenomenon spewing with some Korean cuss words and sarcastic sentence, but at least it is somewhat colorful. Then come to his 2005 single, ''Urbanite'', which deals with one of the most-cynical phenomena, {{Workaholic}} stress and city life issues. This single was rendered in monochromatic effects complete with RidiculouslyHumanRobots or ArtificialHumans replacing natural workforces.
7th Oct '16 9:24:56 AM WhatArtThee
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* Music/GeorgeHarrison's songwriting got especially dark in his 1975 album "Extra Texture (Read All About)" in which most of the songs take a noticeably dark turn.
* Music/TheBeatles as a group went DarkerAndEdgier gradually, from ''Music/BeatlesForSale'' up to the ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'', but seemed to be going in the opposite direction at the time of the breakup.

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* Music/GeorgeHarrison's songwriting got especially dark in his 1975 album "Extra ''Extra Texture (Read All About)" About)'' in which most of the songs take a noticeably dark turn.
* Music/TheBeatles as a group went DarkerAndEdgier gradually, from ''Music/BeatlesForSale'' up to the ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'', but seemed to be going in the opposite this direction at with ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''. Though light, silly songs remained ("Back In The U.S.S.R", "Obi-La-Di, Obi-La-Da", "Birthday") many songs on the time of album were quite dark, such as "Julia", about the breakup.death of John Lennon's mother, "Blackbird", about racism, and especially "Revolution 9", a nightmarish sound collage.



* Compare the album "The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp" to anything that Music/KingCrimson's done, ever. The first King Crimson lineup ''was'' Giles, Giles and Fripp, plus Greg Lake.

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* Compare the album "The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp" to anything that Music/KingCrimson's done, ever. The first King Crimson lineup ''was'' Giles, Giles and Fripp, plus Greg Lake.Lake and Ian McDonald.
18th Jul '16 5:33:47 PM Exxolon
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* More generally [[BoyBand Boy bands]], if they last more than a few years, will generally become frustrated with the limited TastesLikeDiabetes material they are spoon fed in their early career and want to pursue a more grown up sound with darker and more introspective lyrics and more aggressive instrumentation, sometimes played by themselves as they strive to prove they have genuine talent.
26th Jun '16 3:43:27 AM gewunomox
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* Metal band Music/{{Ill Nino}}'s fifth album ''Dead New World'' featured a much more aggressive sound than their previous works, with more frequent and angry harsh vocals (with the exception of a couple songs), louder production, heavier riffs, darker subject matter, and less Latin influence. And this is from the same band who put out an album 7 years earlier that was basically a slightly harder version of early LinkinPark.

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* Metal band Music/{{Ill Nino}}'s fifth album ''Dead New World'' featured a much more aggressive sound than their previous works, with more frequent and angry harsh vocals (with the exception of a couple songs), louder production, heavier riffs, darker subject matter, and less Latin influence. And this is from the same band who put out an album 7 years earlier that was basically a slightly harder version of early LinkinPark.Music/LinkinPark.
26th Jun '16 1:48:21 AM gewunomox
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* All of the Music/StrappingYoungLad albums are this to Creator/DevinTownsend's solo work. Although some of Devin's solo albums can be considered dark based on their lyrical content and heaviness. Physicist and Deconstruction are heavier compared to others and their lyrics are darker. Ocean Machine's lyrical themes revolve around Life, Death, Isolation, etc. Ki for it's moody atmosphere. And Ghost 2 will appear to have more in common with Ki in terms of atmosphere rather than the original Ghost, which was Devin's attempt at LighterAndSofter.

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* All of the Music/StrappingYoungLad ''Strapping Young Lad'' albums are this to Creator/DevinTownsend's Music/DevinTownsend's solo work. Although some of Devin's solo albums can be considered dark based on their lyrical content and heaviness. Physicist and Deconstruction are heavier compared to others and their lyrics are darker. Ocean Machine's lyrical themes revolve around Life, Death, Isolation, etc. Ki for it's moody atmosphere. And Ghost 2 will appear to have more in common with Ki in terms of atmosphere rather than the original Ghost, which was Devin's attempt at LighterAndSofter.
22nd Jun '16 2:01:59 PM Josef5678
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* Music/DarkAngel becomes a lot more heavier on their album ''Darkness Descends'', at least compared to ''We Have Arrived'' or anything released after.

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* %%* Music/DarkAngel becomes a lot more heavier on their album ''Darkness Descends'', at least compared to ''We Have Arrived'' or anything released after.
22nd Jun '16 7:37:19 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Music/DarkAngel becomes a lot more heavier on their album ''Darkness Descends'', at least compared to ''We Have Arrived'' or anything released after.
17th Jun '16 6:40:45 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Of all the Seattle [[Main/{{Grunge}} grunge]]-era bands, Music/AliceInChains were this compared to the [[Music/{{Nirvana}} other]] [[Music/PearlJam three]] [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} bands]] from the "Big 4", with a lot of their music arguably qualifying as DoomMetal. But this trope even applies to the band's discography, as they got ''much'' heavier with each release; their predecessors Alice 'n' Chainz were pure GlamRock in the vein of Music/Poison. The first incarnation of the current Alice in Chains was GlamMetal in the vein of Music/GunsNRoses, and their debut album ''Facelift'' took it even further, with a much heavier sound clearly in HeavyMetal territory, but still very glam. The album that followed, 1992's ''Dirt'', was a far bigger transition, with the music being their first attempts at doom metal and the lyrics focused on war, death, depression and ''especially'' heroin addiction. Their 1995 self titled album took this trope UpToEleven, being easily one of the darkest, most depressing albums ever released into mainstream. The band's latest material has still kept the tradition going.

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* Of all the Seattle [[Main/{{Grunge}} grunge]]-era bands, Music/AliceInChains were this compared to the [[Music/{{Nirvana}} other]] [[Music/PearlJam three]] [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} bands]] from the "Big 4", with a lot of their music arguably qualifying as DoomMetal. But this trope even applies to the band's discography, as they got ''much'' heavier with each release; their predecessors Alice 'n' Chainz were pure GlamRock in the vein of Music/Poison.Music/{{Poison}}. The first incarnation of the current Alice in Chains was GlamMetal in the vein of Music/GunsNRoses, and their debut album ''Facelift'' took it even further, with a much heavier sound clearly in HeavyMetal territory, but still very glam. The album that followed, 1992's ''Dirt'', was a far bigger transition, with the music being their first attempts at doom metal and the lyrics focused on war, death, depression and ''especially'' heroin addiction. Their 1995 self titled album took this trope UpToEleven, being easily one of the darkest, most depressing albums ever released into mainstream. The band's latest material material, with Wiliam [=DuVall=] having replaced the late Layne Staley on vocals, has still kept the tradition going.
25th Apr '16 3:24:38 PM Josef5678
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* All of the ''Strapping Young Lad'' albums are this to Creator/DevinTownsend's solo work. Although some of Devin's solo albums can be considered dark based on their lyrical content and heaviness. Physicist and Deconstruction are heavier compared to others and their lyrics are darker. Ocean Machine's lyrical themes revolve around Life, Death, Isolation, etc. Ki for it's moody atmosphere. And Ghost 2 will appear to have more in common with Ki in terms of atmosphere rather than the original Ghost, which was Devin's attempt at LighterAndSofter.

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* All of the ''Strapping Young Lad'' Music/StrappingYoungLad albums are this to Creator/DevinTownsend's solo work. Although some of Devin's solo albums can be considered dark based on their lyrical content and heaviness. Physicist and Deconstruction are heavier compared to others and their lyrics are darker. Ocean Machine's lyrical themes revolve around Life, Death, Isolation, etc. Ki for it's moody atmosphere. And Ghost 2 will appear to have more in common with Ki in terms of atmosphere rather than the original Ghost, which was Devin's attempt at LighterAndSofter.



* A Romantic era example: compare Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky's somewhat syrupy ''Romeo and Juliet'' ballet suite to ''Sergei Prokofiev'''s rather darker take on the story.

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* A Romantic era example: compare Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky's somewhat syrupy ''Romeo and Juliet'' ballet suite to ''Sergei Prokofiev'''s Music/SergeiProkofiev's rather darker take on the story.
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