History LighterAndSofter / Music

25th Apr '16 4:17:20 AM aye_amber
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* FaithNoMore really had no direction to go ''but'' Lighter And Softer after the nightmarish ''Angel Dust''. ''King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime'' had its share of disturbing and brutal metal tracks ("Cuckoo for Caca", "Ugly in the Morning"), but the contrasting songs were noticaebly way more laidback, usually alternating between AlternativeRock, lighter takes on {{Grunge}} and {{Novelty Song}}s in the styles of {{Jazz}} and {{Pop}}. ''Album of the Year'' mostly followed suit, with the occasional ''Angel Dust''-esque metal number ("Collision", "Last Cup of Sorrow", "Paths of Glory") surrounded by more upbeat {{Punk|Rock}} and Alt Rock tracks as well as experiments with ambient {{electronic|music}} sounds. Though both of these albums came after the departure of original guitarist Jim Martin, they are still noticeably DarkerAndEdgier than ''Introduce Yourself'' and ''The Real Thing''.

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* FaithNoMore Music/FaithNoMore really had no direction to go ''but'' Lighter And Softer after the nightmarish ''Angel Dust''. ''King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime'' had its share of disturbing and brutal metal tracks ("Cuckoo for Caca", "Ugly in the Morning"), but the contrasting songs were noticaebly way more laidback, usually alternating between AlternativeRock, lighter takes on {{Grunge}} and {{Novelty Song}}s in the styles of {{Jazz}} and {{Pop}}. ''Album of the Year'' mostly followed suit, with the occasional ''Angel Dust''-esque metal number ("Collision", "Last Cup of Sorrow", "Paths of Glory") surrounded by more upbeat {{Punk|Rock}} and Alt Rock tracks as well as experiments with ambient {{electronic|music}} sounds. Though both of these albums came after the departure of original guitarist Jim Martin, they are still noticeably DarkerAndEdgier than ''Introduce Yourself'' and ''The Real Thing''.
4th Apr '16 7:59:22 PM TokyoByNight
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* Music/BringMeTheHorizon started out as a {{deathcore}} outfit on their first album, they quickly changed to a lighter yet still hard-sounding {{metalcore}} band afterwards. This stayed for a long time and they became one of the faces of metalcore. Naturally, it was a surprise when all of this was tossed aside with ''That's the Spirit''. They abandoned metalcore completely for a ''much'' lighter radio-friendly sound that incorporates {{nu metal}}, {{emo}}, alternative rock, {{pop punk}}, and electronic rock. Listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWggPLXeOkU Play for Plagues]]", then "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJEahE-4juQ Shadow Moses]]", and then "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_qI_F2ZJI Throne]]", they sound like three completely different bands.

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* Music/BringMeTheHorizon started out as a {{deathcore}} outfit on their first album, they quickly changed to a lighter yet still hard-sounding {{metalcore}} band afterwards. This stayed for a long time and they became one of the faces of metalcore. Naturally, it was a surprise when all of this was tossed aside with ''That's the Spirit''. They abandoned metalcore completely for a ''much'' lighter radio-friendly sound that incorporates {{nu metal}}, {{emo}}, alternative rock, {{pop punk}}, and electronic rock. Listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWggPLXeOkU Play Pray for Plagues]]", then "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJEahE-4juQ Shadow Moses]]", and then "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_qI_F2ZJI Throne]]", they sound like three completely different bands.
20th Mar '16 8:23:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* There's two versions of Andrew Belle' "Sky's Still Blue": The original and the version made for a commercial. The revised version is significantly fluffier, with a lighter tone, an acoustic sound, and changed lyrics, compared to the melancholy original.

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* There's two versions of Andrew Belle' Belle's "Sky's Still Blue": The original and the version made for a commercial. The revised version is significantly fluffier, with a lighter tone, an acoustic sound, and changed lyrics, compared to the melancholy original.
20th Mar '16 8:22:17 PM Pichu-kun
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-->'''The original''': Never see clearly 'till you stop crying/I never found it until I stopped trying/I stumbled upon you/Fell through the ceiling tiles/I started out a fire to smoke out my treason/Tore down the building to pick up the pieces/And now on the clear glass wall I can see our fate/But it's a little too late\\
'''Second version''': Your heart is a city/Your eyes are a fixture/Your mind tells a story of ten-thousand pictures/We stumble upon it/Fell through the ceiling tiles/We drew up a landscape/We climbed down a ladder/Carved out a memory/To follow the pattern/And now on a clear glass wall I can see my fate/You know it's never too late

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-->'''The original''': Never see clearly 'till you stop crying/I never found it until I stopped trying/I stumbled upon you/Fell through the ceiling tiles/I tiles.\\
I
started out a fire to smoke out my treason/Tore down the building to pick up the pieces/And now on the clear glass wall I can see our fate/But it's a little too late\\
'''Second version''': Your heart is a city/Your eyes are a fixture/Your mind tells a story of ten-thousand pictures/We stumble upon it/Fell through the ceiling tiles/We tiles\\
We
drew up a landscape/We climbed down a ladder/Carved out a memory/To follow the pattern/And now on a clear glass wall I can see my fate/You know it's never too late
20th Mar '16 8:21:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* There's two versions of Andrew Belle' "Sky's Still Blue": The original and the version made for a commercial. The revised version is significantly fluffier, with a lighter tone and changed lyrics, compared to the melancholy original.

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* There's two versions of Andrew Belle' "Sky's Still Blue": The original and the version made for a commercial. The revised version is significantly fluffier, with a lighter tone tone, an acoustic sound, and changed lyrics, compared to the melancholy original. original.
-->'''The original''': Never see clearly 'till you stop crying/I never found it until I stopped trying/I stumbled upon you/Fell through the ceiling tiles/I started out a fire to smoke out my treason/Tore down the building to pick up the pieces/And now on the clear glass wall I can see our fate/But it's a little too late\\
'''Second version''': Your heart is a city/Your eyes are a fixture/Your mind tells a story of ten-thousand pictures/We stumble upon it/Fell through the ceiling tiles/We drew up a landscape/We climbed down a ladder/Carved out a memory/To follow the pattern/And now on a clear glass wall I can see my fate/You know it's never too late
13th Feb '16 4:45:50 PM TokyoByNight
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* Music/BringMeTheHorizon started out as a {{deathcore}} outfit on their first album, they quickly changed to a lighter yet still hard-sounding {{metalcore}} band afterwards. This stayed for a long time and they became one of the faces of metalcore. Naturally, it was surprise when all of this was tossed aside with ''That's the Spirit''. They abandoned metalcore completely for a ''much'' lighter radio-friendly sound that incorporates {{nu metal}}, {{emo}}, alternative rock, {{pop punk}}, and electronic rock. Listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWggPLXeOkU Play for Plagues]]", their debut single, then listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_qI_F2ZJI Throne]]", their biggest hit, they sound like two completely different bands.

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* Music/BringMeTheHorizon started out as a {{deathcore}} outfit on their first album, they quickly changed to a lighter yet still hard-sounding {{metalcore}} band afterwards. This stayed for a long time and they became one of the faces of metalcore. Naturally, it was a surprise when all of this was tossed aside with ''That's the Spirit''. They abandoned metalcore completely for a ''much'' lighter radio-friendly sound that incorporates {{nu metal}}, {{emo}}, alternative rock, {{pop punk}}, and electronic rock. Listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWggPLXeOkU Play for Plagues]]", their debut single, then listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJEahE-4juQ Shadow Moses]]", and then "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_qI_F2ZJI Throne]]", their biggest hit, they sound like two three completely different bands.
12th Feb '16 6:08:59 PM Josef5678
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* American Slang seems to be this for The Gaslight Anthem.

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* %%* American Slang seems to be this for The Gaslight Anthem.



** This is also common when leveled at ''SPECIFIC'' artists within the genre. Primarily HardcoreHipHop rappers and type 1 & 3 GangstaRap variants. A good example would be 50Cent whom ironically built his image around being the anti-Ja Rule (whom also turned lighter), which to some made fiddy hypocritical. Then there's others like Music/SnoopDogg, Music/ThreeSixMafia, Music/JayZ, Music/{{Nas}} (circa ''Nastradamus''), the later years of No Limit records, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony (fans thinking they're still trying to chase [[BlackSheepHit ''Tha Crossroads'']], or at least the record label is), Music/WuTangClan circa ''Wu-Tang Forever'' (RZA saying it was a record [[ButNotTooBlack for white people]]).

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** This is also common when leveled at ''SPECIFIC'' artists within the genre. Primarily HardcoreHipHop rappers and type 1 & 3 GangstaRap variants.the Blue Collar and Hardcore variants of GangstaRap. A good example would be 50Cent whom ironically built his image around being the anti-Ja Rule (whom also turned lighter), which to some made fiddy hypocritical. Then there's others like Music/SnoopDogg, Music/ThreeSixMafia, Music/JayZ, Music/{{Nas}} (circa ''Nastradamus''), the later years of No Limit records, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony (fans thinking they're still trying to chase [[BlackSheepHit ''Tha Crossroads'']], or at least the record label is), Music/WuTangClan circa ''Wu-Tang Forever'' (RZA saying it was a record [[ButNotTooBlack for white people]]).



* Music/{{Madonna}}'s ''Confessions On A Dancefloor'' and its sequel, ''Hard Candy''.

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* %%* Music/{{Madonna}}'s ''Confessions On A Dancefloor'' and its sequel, ''Hard Candy''.



* ''Music/AvengedSevenfold'', although their music is still dark-and-edgy by general music standards.

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* %%* ''Music/AvengedSevenfold'', although their music is still dark-and-edgy by general music standards.



* Everything in Janet Jackson's career after ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesomeness The Velvet Rope]]''.

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* %%* Everything in Janet Jackson's career after ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesomeness The ''The Velvet Rope]]''.Rope''.



* A lot of indie rock made since the TurnOfTheMillennium falls into this, perhaps as a reaction against NuMetal, PostGrunge and HipHop. Modern indie generally futures softer, melodic songs with predominately acoustic and orchestral arrangements derived from BaroquePop, folk and electronica while avoiding HarshVocals.

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* A lot of indie rock made since the TurnOfTheMillennium falls into this, perhaps as a reaction against NuMetal, PostGrunge and HipHop. Modern indie generally futures features softer, melodic songs with predominately acoustic and orchestral arrangements derived from BaroquePop, folk and electronica while avoiding HarshVocals.
12th Feb '16 1:49:28 PM TokyoByNight
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* Music/BringMeTheHorizon started out as a {{deathcore}} outfit on their first album, they quickly changed to a lighter yet still hard-sounding {{metalcore}} band afterwards. This stayed for a long time and they became one of the faces of metalcore. Naturally, it was surprise when all of this was tossed aside with ''That's the Spirit''. They abandoned metalcore completely for a ''much'' lighter radio-friendly sound that incorporates {{nu metal}}, {{emo}}, alternative rock, {{pop punk}}, and electronic rock. Listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWggPLXeOkU Play for Plagues]]", their debut single, then listening to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_qI_F2ZJI Throne]]", their biggest hit, they sound like two completely different bands.
6th Feb '16 12:40:32 PM Freshmeat
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* FaithNoMore really had no direction to go ''but'' Lighter And Softer after the nightmarish ''[[MagnumOpus Angel Dust]]''. ''King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime'' had its share of disturbing and brutal metal tracks ("Cuckoo for Caca", "Ugly in the Morning"), but the contrasting songs were noticaebly way more laidback, usually alternating between AlternativeRock, lighter takes on {{Grunge}} and {{Novelty Song}}s in the styles of {{Jazz}} and {{Pop}}. ''Album of the Year'' mostly followed suit, with the occasional ''Angel Dust''-esque metal number ("Collision", "Last Cup of Sorrow", "Paths of Glory") surrounded by more upbeat {{Punk|Rock}} and Alt Rock tracks as well as experiments with ambient {{electronic|music}} sounds. Though both of these albums came after the departure of original guitarist Jim Martin, they are still noticeably DarkerAndEdgier than ''Introduce Yourself'' and ''The Real Thing''.

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* FaithNoMore really had no direction to go ''but'' Lighter And Softer after the nightmarish ''[[MagnumOpus Angel Dust]]''.''Angel Dust''. ''King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime'' had its share of disturbing and brutal metal tracks ("Cuckoo for Caca", "Ugly in the Morning"), but the contrasting songs were noticaebly way more laidback, usually alternating between AlternativeRock, lighter takes on {{Grunge}} and {{Novelty Song}}s in the styles of {{Jazz}} and {{Pop}}. ''Album of the Year'' mostly followed suit, with the occasional ''Angel Dust''-esque metal number ("Collision", "Last Cup of Sorrow", "Paths of Glory") surrounded by more upbeat {{Punk|Rock}} and Alt Rock tracks as well as experiments with ambient {{electronic|music}} sounds. Though both of these albums came after the departure of original guitarist Jim Martin, they are still noticeably DarkerAndEdgier than ''Introduce Yourself'' and ''The Real Thing''.
18th Jan '16 9:19:17 AM 3rdStringPG
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* This happened to many pop-metal bands in the '70s and '80s as they gained commercial success. An example is Music/REOSpeedwagon. Their first album included tracks called "Five Men Were Killed Today" and "Dead At Last." Years later, they would have big hits with the power ballads "Keep On Lovin' You" and "Can't Fight This Feelin'."

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* This happened to many pop-metal bands in the '70s and '80s as they gained commercial success. An example is Music/REOSpeedwagon. Their first album included tracks called "Five Men Were Killed Today" (strangely enough, a ballad) and "Dead At Last." Last" (about suicide, the end of a relationship, or both). Years later, they would have big hits with the power ballads "Keep On Lovin' You" and "Can't Fight This Feelin'."
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