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13th Feb '17 8:09:36 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/{{Erasure}}'s 2000 album ''Loveboat''. It can best be described as "Erasure goes indie", with a lo-fi, "basement-y" feel, heavier bass, and much greater use of acoustic instruments. in stark contrast to their typical campy, danceable [=synthpop=]. Fans ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks hated]]'' it because the style was so different. A sizable majority of the fanbase consider it FanonDiscontinuity and the end of classic Erasure. It sold terribly in both the UK and the US and it didn't get released in the US until 2003 because Maverick Records dropped them like a hot potato when they refused to remix a good portion of the tracks. Even lead singer Andy Bell [[CreatorBacklash panned it]] [[OldShame years later]]. The worst part? Critics tended to like it, and it's a well-written album with a subdued, personal sound to it.

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* Music/{{Erasure}}'s 2000 album ''Loveboat''. It can best be described as "Erasure goes indie", with a lo-fi, "basement-y" feel, heavier bass, and much greater use of acoustic instruments. in stark contrast to their typical campy, danceable [=synthpop=]. Fans ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks hated]]'' it because the style was so different. A sizable majority of the fanbase consider it FanonDiscontinuity and the end of classic Erasure. It sold terribly in both the UK and the US and it didn't get released in the US until 2003 because Maverick Records dropped them like a hot potato when they refused to remix a good portion of the tracks. Even lead singer Andy Bell [[CreatorBacklash panned it]] [[OldShame years later]]. The worst part? [[AcclaimedFlop Critics tended to like it, it]], and it's a well-written album with a subdued, personal sound to it.
13th Feb '17 8:04:12 PM wolftickets1969
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* Juno Reactor started out as goa/psy trance (aside from the dark {{Ambient}} album ''Luciana''), but gradually evolved into a tribal EBM-type sound. ''Gods and Monsters'' took an even more radical shift, [[GenreAdultery dabbling in jazz, trip-hop, and dubstep]]. ''The Golden Sun of the Great East'' revisits their trance heritage, while retaining elements of their contemporary style.

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* Juno Reactor started out as goa/psy trance (aside from the dark {{Ambient}} album ''Luciana''), but gradually evolved into a tribal ethnic/neoclassical EBM-type sound. ''Gods and Monsters'' took an even more radical shift, [[GenreAdultery dabbling in jazz, trip-hop, and dubstep]]. ''The Golden Sun of the Great East'' [[RevisitingTheRoots revisits their trance heritage, heritage]], while retaining elements of their contemporary style.


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* Kevorkian Death Cycle's comeback album, ''God Am I'', was predominantly IndustrialMetal, as opposed to their previous [[{{Industrial}} EBM and dark electro]]. The follow-up, ''I Am God'', saw a return to form.
13th Feb '17 7:57:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* Futurecop!'s ''Hopes, Dreams, and Alienation'' had a more commercial EDM-influenced sound, [[BrokenBase which displeased many fans]]. ''Fairy Tales'', however, shifted back towards traditional synthwave.
29th Jan '17 10:24:25 AM MikeK
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* Mono Puff was a project led by Music/TheyMightBeGiants' John Flansburgh, and their first album, ''Unsupervised'', largely sounded like TMBG but with more GenreHopping. Their second album, ''It's Fun To Steal'', was still fairly eclectic, but put a major emphasis on funk and disco influences.

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* Mono Puff was a project led by Music/TheyMightBeGiants' John Flansburgh, and their first album, ''Unsupervised'', largely sounded like TMBG but with more GenreHopping.GenreRoulette. Their second album, ''It's Fun To Steal'', was still fairly eclectic, but put a major emphasis on funk and disco influences.
29th Jan '17 10:20:34 AM MikeK
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* Mono Puff was a project led by Music/TheyMightBeGiants' John Flansburgh, and their first album, ''Unsupervised'', largely sounded like TMBG but with more GenreHopping. Their second album, ''It's Fun To Steal'', was still fairly eclectic, but put a major emphasis on funk and disco influences.
24th Jan '17 12:23:04 PM Xtifr
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* Music/{{AFI}} started off as a derivative hardcore punk band (a la BlackFlag) but switched to a hugely innovative blend of post-hardcore, Music/{{Emo}}, hardcore punk and alternative rock (exemplified with 1999's 'Black Sails In The Sunset'), they then perfected that new sound with 'Sing The Sorrow' (one of the key albums of early 2000's post-hardcore) and 'Decemberunderground' and have now gone to straightforward NewWave/{{Punk}} with 'Crash Love' and then to The Sisters of Mercy-style operatic rock with 'Burials'.

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* Music/{{AFI}} started off as a derivative hardcore punk band (a la BlackFlag) but switched to a hugely innovative blend of post-hardcore, Music/{{Emo}}, hardcore punk and alternative rock (exemplified with 1999's 'Black Sails In The Sunset'), they then perfected that new sound with 'Sing The Sorrow' (one of the key albums of early 2000's post-hardcore) and 'Decemberunderground' and have now gone to straightforward NewWave/{{Punk}} NewWaveMusic[=/=]{{Punk}} with 'Crash Love' and then to The Sisters of Mercy-style operatic rock with 'Burials'.



* Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents' first album, ''Keeping Time'', was a {{retraux}} homage to Motown and 60's {{Girl Group}}s. The second album, ''Electric Candyland'', added elements of GlamRock and early NewWave, sounding more like a product of the mid-70's than the early 60's - one of the biggest changes is that there's distorted guitar all over ''Electric Candyland'', whereas for the first album, guitarist Eric Salt stuck entirely to clean tones, evoking a time when intentional distortion still wasn't often heard in mainstream rock music. A bit of the girl-group flavor was preserved because of the frequent use of three-part harmony though, and "That Moon Was Low" could have fit in on their first album, especially because it uses the DooWopProgression.

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* Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents' first album, ''Keeping Time'', was a {{retraux}} homage to Motown and 60's {{Girl Group}}s. The second album, ''Electric Candyland'', added elements of GlamRock and early NewWave, NewWaveMusic, sounding more like a product of the mid-70's than the early 60's - one of the biggest changes is that there's distorted guitar all over ''Electric Candyland'', whereas for the first album, guitarist Eric Salt stuck entirely to clean tones, evoking a time when intentional distortion still wasn't often heard in mainstream rock music. A bit of the girl-group flavor was preserved because of the frequent use of three-part harmony though, and "That Moon Was Low" could have fit in on their first album, especially because it uses the DooWopProgression.
10th Jan '17 2:30:33 PM PhilsLover
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* The Music/BeastieBoys have done this a few times. First with ''Music/PaulsBoutique'' they moved away from their more rap-oriented sound into eclectic genre hopping. ''Check Your Head'' and ''Ill Communication'' saw the band return to their roots as a late 70's hardcore punk band, resulting in a more alternative rock sound. ''Hello Nasty'' returned the band to rap, but added influences electronica and club dance music. ''To the 5 Boroughs'' featured a return to a more alternative rap sound. From what little that's been heard of their upcoming ''Hot Sauce Committee'' album, it seems that they're continuing with a more stripped down version of what they were doing on ''To the 5 Boroughs''.

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* The Music/BeastieBoys have done this a few times. First with ''Music/PaulsBoutique'' they moved away from their more rap-oriented sound into eclectic genre hopping. ''Check Your Head'' and ''Ill Communication'' saw the band return to their roots as a late 70's hardcore punk band, resulting in a more alternative rock sound. ''Hello Nasty'' returned the band to rap, but added influences electronica and club dance music. ''To the 5 Boroughs'' featured a return to a more alternative rap sound. From what little that's been heard of their upcoming Their final album, ''Hot Sauce Committee'' album, it seems that they're continuing Committee Part 2'', continued with a more stripped down version of what they were doing on ''To the 5 Boroughs''.
24th Dec '16 11:21:19 AM Twentington
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* Billy Currington usually recorded laid-back, twangy neo-traditionalist CountryMusic. But starting with ''We Are Tonight'' in 2013 and continuing through ''Summer Forever'' two years later, he has opted for a more upbeat, electric-guitar driven production style. Songs like "Hey Girl", "We Are Tonight", and "Don't It" in particular are more polished and punchy.
1st Oct '16 8:53:15 PM nombretomado
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* When iconic rapper Music/SnoopDogg changed his name to [[SuddenNameChange Snoop Lion]] and released a straightforward reggae album; if you didn't know better, you'd think they were two different people. However, it turns out that name is either just a moniker or only a one-time thing: he released a song for DreamWorks' ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' under his original name.

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* When iconic rapper Music/SnoopDogg changed his name to [[SuddenNameChange Snoop Lion]] and released a straightforward reggae album; if you didn't know better, you'd think they were two different people. However, it turns out that name is either just a moniker or only a one-time thing: he released a song for DreamWorks' Creator/DreamWorks' ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' under his original name.
28th Sep '16 10:46:10 PM KyleJacobs
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* Music/{{Opeth}}, originally a progressive death metal band, did this twice.
** ''Damnation'' is an album consisting of, essentially, nothing but the quiet bits that had usually been sandwiched inside death metal songs before. This was followed by two more albums of their regular progressive death metal mix.
** ''Heritage'' features a new sound entirely, abandoning the death metal influences for heavy progressive rock. This change has stuck, with their albums since refining the same style.
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