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13th Nov '17 12:47:45 PM Twentington
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* Music/DaYoopers had this happen with ''We're Still Rockin''' in 1995. It was the first album on which Jim Bellmore took over as lead guitarist, songwriter, and producer. The resulting album was an experience in GenreRoulette, keeping the band's often novelty-tinged lyrics about life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan while trading out the more folk-influenced sound in favor of a more rock edge. Subsequent albums found a balance between the older and newer styles.



* Pretty much every Dead or Alive album.


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* Lee Ann Womack emerged in the late 1990s as a "neotraditional" country singer with a hardcore honky-tonk sound. But 2000's ''I Hope You Dance'' had very slick, lush, and bombastic country-pop production, as exemplified in the title track (which became her biggest hit [[BlackSheepHit despite being a total antithesis to her usual style]]). She returned to the more traditional sound with ''There's More Where That Came From'' five years later.
15th Oct '17 3:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* Music/TheRollingStones shifted from their early R&B-based [[TheBritishInvasion British Invasion]] sound to a quirkier, [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]]-like pop with ''Music/BetweenTheButtons'', went to full-blown psychadelia on ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest'', then perfected their bluesy rock formula on ''Music/BeggarsBanquet''.

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* Music/TheRollingStones shifted from their early R&B-based [[TheBritishInvasion [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion British Invasion]] sound to a quirkier, [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]]-like pop with ''Music/BetweenTheButtons'', went to full-blown psychadelia on ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest'', then perfected their bluesy rock formula on ''Music/BeggarsBanquet''.
9th Oct '17 6:06:50 PM rosvicl
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* Music/JethroTull began as a Cream-like blues-rock band tinged with bluesy/jazzy flute playing with ''This Was'', then added more folk and pop influences with ''Stand Up''. ''Benefit'' introduced a harder rock sound. ''[[Music/AqualungJethroTullAlbum Aqualung]]'' brought the group into a more progressive/conceptual style, which they followed up with two EpicRocking album-length concept albums. ''War Child'', ''Minstrel In The Gallery'', and ''Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die!'', introduced an Elizabethan folk/hard rock/prog/classic rock style with shorter songs. ''Songs from the Wood'', ''Heavy Horses'' and ''Stormwatch'' rounded off the decade with progressive folk-rock and more of the acoustic side. TheEighties saw Tull dabble in synthesizeritis and [[TotallyRadical modern production techniques]], with more emphasis on electric guitar by the late eighties (1987's comeback album ''Crest of a Knave'' would even beat Metallica fot Best HardRock[=/=]HeavyMetal album at the Grammy's). They would gradually return to more folk influences (and some world music flavors) by TheNineties. Tull's last album is a very acoustic-based ChristmasAlbum reminiscent of their folk-rock Seventies style.

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* Music/JethroTull began as a Cream-like blues-rock band tinged with bluesy/jazzy flute playing with ''This Was'', then added more folk and pop influences with ''Stand Up''. ''Benefit'' introduced a harder rock sound. ''[[Music/AqualungJethroTullAlbum Aqualung]]'' brought the group into a more progressive/conceptual style, which they followed up with two EpicRocking album-length concept albums. ''War Child'', ''Minstrel In The Gallery'', and ''Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die!'', introduced an Elizabethan folk/hard rock/prog/classic rock style with shorter songs. ''Songs from the Wood'', ''Heavy Horses'' and ''Stormwatch'' rounded off the decade with progressive folk-rock and more of the acoustic side. TheEighties saw Tull dabble in synthesizeritis and [[TotallyRadical modern production techniques]], with more emphasis on electric guitar by the late eighties (1987's comeback album ''Crest of a Knave'' would even beat Metallica fot for Best HardRock[=/=]HeavyMetal album at the Grammy's). They would gradually return to more folk influences (and some world music flavors) by TheNineties. Tull's last album is a very acoustic-based ChristmasAlbum reminiscent of their folk-rock Seventies style.
3rd Oct '17 8:03:38 PM MockFerret
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* Music/Scott Walker has done this multiple times. Starting out as in the mildly sophisticated boy band The Walker Brothers, he then went solo and released four solo albums of increasingly odd and dark baroque chamber-pop. Halfway through the fifth album, ExecutiveMeddling forced a change to a more commercial sound, and several bland MOR albums followed which were appreciated by nobody at all. After a Walker Brothers reunion, he re-emerged with an eccentric electronic based album in ''Climate of Hunter'', later followed in the 90s with ''Tilt'' which developed a terrifyingly indescribable experimental sound he's stuck with since then.

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* Music/Scott Walker Music/ScottWalker has done this multiple times. Starting out as in the mildly sophisticated boy band The Walker Brothers, he then went solo and released four solo albums of increasingly odd and dark baroque chamber-pop. Halfway through the fifth album, ExecutiveMeddling forced a change to a more commercial sound, and several bland MOR albums followed which were appreciated by nobody at all. After a Walker Brothers reunion, he re-emerged with an eccentric electronic based album in ''Climate of Hunter'', later followed in the 90s with ''Tilt'' which developed a terrifyingly indescribable experimental sound he's stuck with since then.
3rd Oct '17 8:02:53 PM MockFerret
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* Music/Scott Walker has done this multiple times. Starting out as in the mildly sophisticated boy band The Walker Brothers, he then went solo and released four solo albums of increasingly odd and dark baroque chamber-pop. Halfway through the fifth album, ExecutiveMeddling forced a change to a more commercial sound, and several bland MOR albums followed which were appreciated by nobody at all. After a Walker Brothers reunion, he re-emerged with an eccentric electronic based album in ''Climate of Hunter'', later followed in the 90s with ''Tilt'' which developed a terrifyingly indescribable experimental sound he's stuck with since then.
26th Sep '17 5:41:02 PM forcesinger
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* Music/{{Bjork}} often changes her sound with every album. ''Music/{{Medulla}}'' being a very audacious experiment: an album with mostly ACappella singing. Her recent releases: Volta, Biophilia, and Vulnicura may have used similar timbres, but with wide-ranging investigations of beat and environmental sound sources.

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* Music/{{Bjork}} often changes her sound with every album. album, ''Music/{{Medulla}}'' being a very audacious experiment: an album with mostly ACappella singing. Her recent releases: releases, Volta, Biophilia, and Vulnicura may have used similar timbres, but with wide-ranging investigations of beat and environmental sound sources.sources included.



** ''Caress of Steel'' to ''Hemispheres'' had the band started to move into prog territory, with very long multi-part epics.
** ''Permanent Waves'' and ''Music/MovingPictures'' had the band ditching to over 15 minute long songs and Geddy Lee's high-pitched vocals for more controlled and radio-friendly songs.

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** ''Caress of Steel'' to ''Hemispheres'' had the band started to move into prog territory, with very long multi-part epics.
epics, including the very popular ''2112''.
** ''Permanent Waves'' and ''Music/MovingPictures'' had the band ditching to over 15 minute long songs long-form numbers and Geddy Lee's high-pitched vocals for highest vocal tessitura in favor of more controlled and radio-friendly songs.
26th Sep '17 5:35:58 PM forcesinger
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* Music/{{Bjork}} also changes her sound with every album. ''Music/{{Medulla}}'' being her most audacious experiment: an album with mostly ACappella singing.

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* Music/{{Bjork}} also often changes her sound with every album. ''Music/{{Medulla}}'' being her most a very audacious experiment: an album with mostly ACappella singing.singing. Her recent releases: Volta, Biophilia, and Vulnicura may have used similar timbres, but with wide-ranging investigations of beat and environmental sound sources.



* Music/TheClash changed their sound with ''Music/LondonCalling'', moving from outright punk to a heavily reggae and blues influenced sound. The seeds of this were seen on the previous album, ''Give 'Em Enough Rope'', most notably on Julie's Been Working From The Drug Squad that displayed heavy New Orleans Jazz influences. At the time it was derided for betraying "punk" but has since go on to be considered one of the best albums of all time. Later albums also experimented with style, but to a lesser degree of success, although there are fans of ''Music/{{Sandinista}}!'' and ''Combat Rock''. Most fans consider ''Cut The Crap'' (the band's final album) to be, well, crap.

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* Music/TheClash changed their sound with ''Music/LondonCalling'', moving from outright punk to a heavily reggae and blues influenced sound. The seeds of this were seen on the previous album, ''Give 'Em Enough Rope'', most notably on Julie's Been Working From The Drug Squad that displayed heavy New Orleans Jazz influences. At the time it was derided for betraying "punk" but has since go gone on to be considered one of the best albums of all time. Later albums also experimented with style, but to a lesser degree of success, although there are fans of ''Music/{{Sandinista}}!'' and ''Combat Rock''. Most fans consider ''Cut The Crap'' (the band's final album) to be, well, crap.
11th Sep '17 9:00:58 PM wolftickets1969
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* Robert Miles changed sounds for each of his albums, from his signature [[{{Trance}} dream trance]] on ''Dreamland'', to {{ambient}} breaks on ''23 AM'', to ethno-{{trip hop}} on ''Organik''.
21st Aug '17 10:30:16 PM Metalhead14
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** ''One More Light'', ironically, shifts to a pop style to create their ''most'' commercial friendly record.
21st Aug '17 3:25:29 PM wolftickets1969
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* Apoptygma Berzerk were originally straight-up Industrial EBM, but went into the LighterAndSofter Futurepop subgenre starting with ''Welcome to Earth'', and with their latest two albums, ''You and Me Against the World'' and ''Rocket Science'', they [[GenreShift completely jumped ship]] to indie-style synth rock.

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* Apoptygma Berzerk were originally straight-up Industrial EBM, but went into the LighterAndSofter Futurepop subgenre starting with ''Welcome to Earth'', and with their latest two albums, ''You and Me Against the World'' (2005) and ''Rocket Science'', Science'' (2009), they [[GenreShift completely jumped ship]] to indie-style synth rock.rock. 2016's ''Exit Popularity Contest'', however, shifted [[RevisitingTheRoots back towards their electronic industrial roots]].
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