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14th Feb '17 11:11:33 PM ethansloan
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* Music/TheBlackCrowes are most easily classified as a {{hard rock}} band, but their specific sub-genre shifts with each album. While their first two albums were pure hard rock, from there they did {{garage rock}} --> {{psychedelic rock}} --> {{soul}}-influenced rock --> {{blues rock}} --> {{southern rock}} --> [[FolkMusic folk]]/[[CountryMusic country]] rock. There's a reasons they're nicknamed "the most rock n roll rock n roll band in the world."
28th Jan '17 4:46:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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-->-- '''''TARDIS Eruditorium''''' on the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusades The Crusades]]"

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-->-- '''''TARDIS Eruditorium''''' on the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusades "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusades]]"
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28th Jan '17 2:39:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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-->-- '''''TARDIS Eruditorium''''' on the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Crusades"

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-->-- '''''TARDIS Eruditorium''''' on the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Crusades"
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusades The Crusades]]"
14th Jan '17 8:22:51 PM Mullon
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** ''VideoGame/FarCryPrimal'' takes place in prehistoric times, and as such probably has the least amount of action and is the closest to having real magic. Also while it is probably the second most serious game after ''Far Cry 2'', it is also the most optimistic game in the series.
10th Jan '17 4:01:54 AM PaulA
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** Queen's first few albums were fairly straightforward, fusing elements of ProgressiveRock and HeavyMetal. But their fourth album, ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'' has virtually no two songs in the same genre (and some of the genres are quite atypical for pop bands - British Music Hall style, anyone? - and most of their subsequent albums up to their 1984 album ''The Works'' (nine songs, nine genres) continued this pattern. The only real exception in this era was their score to ''Film/FlashGordon''.

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** Queen's first few albums were fairly straightforward, fusing elements of ProgressiveRock and HeavyMetal. But their fourth album, ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'' has virtually no two songs in the same genre (and some of the genres are quite atypical for pop bands - British Music Hall style, anyone? - and most of their subsequent albums up to their 1984 album ''The Works'' (nine songs, nine genres) continued this pattern. The only real exception in this era was their score to ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''.
28th Dec '16 2:32:54 AM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' has [[LongRunners been around for a while]], and it goes through quite a few arcs that shake up the usual screwball RomanticComedy for more serious fare. The classic OutOfGenre experience was the Lord of Terror arc, where Urd shifted from [[PrettyFreeloaders Pretty Freeloader]] to world-threatening menace, and several later arcs were also more fantasy adventure or romantic ''drama'', to say nothing of several arcs focused around [[AuthorAppeal motorcycle racing]]. These gradually became more common, until by the Niflheim arc, it was a full-fledged fantasy adventure series with a romance-focused premise, largely because Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship had been frozen at a middle-school level for so long that there was really nothing more that the author could do with it.
27th Dec '16 11:17:03 AM Terran117
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* Given the nature of the SCPFoundation, a catalogue of all sorts of detained paranormal entities, it's bound to end up as this. The website started towards it being more orientated towards horror, which is the common way to describe the site, but SCP entries are very varied in tone to reflect that the weird isn't always traditionally scary. The variation of the site includes SCP entities that are:
** Conventionally horror SCP entities (as in the ones that are scary via a shock image or WhamLine)are what the site is mainly known for and are present in the likes of SCP-173, 087, and 106.
** Lovecraftian SCP entities that are scary via NothingIsScarier or through sheer ideas would include 093 (a universe gone horribly wrong due to God or an EldritchAbomination posing as God, returning) and 055 (an entity that makes you forget what it is and when you think of it).
** Straight up weird SCP entities that leave you more confused than anything, like SCP 500 which are pills that have miarculous healing properties or SCP 447, which for some reason shouldn't touch dead bodies, but is safe given how low the probability is.
** Then there are the comedic SCP entities like 1171, an EldritchAbomination that hates humans in a NOT Nazish way, but rather racist uncle way or his friend 2662, a Cthulhu parody that WANTS to be contained because he can't stand his own [[StopWorshippingMe cults]]. Let's not forget 261, a vending machine that can dispose anything with silent passive aggressive DeadpanSnarker tendencies.
** The site also has heartwarming SCP entities like 999 (a tickle loving blob buddy) and 2295, a healing teddy bear made by a grandmother for her relative.
** Finally, we have SCP creatures that are pretty much everything at once like the infamous hard to destroy lizard that is 682. It's straight up scary visually, scary in a Lovecraftian sense due to its invulnerable nature and pretty funny since it's so full of Narm and his testing logs reek of Foundation desperation and bad ideas.
16th Nov '16 1:43:52 PM fearlessnikki
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* Showing the negative effects of this trope, a common criticism of ''{{Film/Joy}}'' is that it switches back and forth between slapstick comedy and gritty biopic.


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* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' tended to vary in the tone of its genre depending on what season it was on:
** Season 1 was very gloomy and similar in tone to ''Film/TheCraft''.
** Season 2 heavily downplays the witchcraft and focuses mainly on the sisters' personal lives.
** Seasons 3 and 4 are more action-packed, with darker arc-based storylines. These seasons best evoke SupernaturalSoapOpera.
** Seasons 5 and 6 go LighterAndSofter to veer into HeroicFantasy.
** Seasons 7 and 8 are something of a mixture of all the previous seasons, being darker in tone than 5 and 6 but still lighter than 3 and 4.
11th Nov '16 7:48:03 AM JewelSparkles
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** Not to mention, the multiple genres of music and artists they cover live regularly, ranging from Music/TheWho, to Music/{{Queen}}, and even Music/{{Metallica}} and Music/NineInchNails. Among many others.
24th Oct '16 12:38:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'', with only three albums, have managed to present genres like Alternative, dub, hip hop, rock and electronic, and the last song (M1 A1) features sounds and clips from ''Film/DayOfTheDead''. ''Music/DemonDays'', the following album, followed a similar pattern, but with a darker and somber sound, along some dance/synth (DARE), some acoustic dark tunes (El Mañana), and even a choral (Demon Days), along with another horror film sample, from the film ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' (Intro). The third album, Plastic Beach, can only be described as "crazy", what with mixing in one song the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music with hip hop, and all the album has all over sounds of soul, electro, rock, pop, and even [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking seagulls and sea sounds and a breakfast commercial]]. Of course, Damon Albarn it's clearly doing a good job, so it's not risky business.

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* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'', with only three albums, have managed to present genres like Alternative, dub, hip hop, rock and electronic, and the last song (M1 A1) features sounds and clips from ''Film/DayOfTheDead''. ''Music/DemonDays'', the following album, followed a similar pattern, but with a darker and somber sound, along some dance/synth (DARE), some acoustic dark tunes (El Mañana), and even a choral (Demon Days), along with another horror film sample, from the film ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' (Intro). The third album, Plastic Beach, can only be described as "crazy", what with mixing in one song the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music with hip hop, and all the album has all over sounds of soul, electro, rock, pop, and even [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking seagulls and sea sounds and a breakfast commercial]]. Of course, Damon Albarn it's clearly doing a good job, so it's not risky business.
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