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27th May '18 5:12:10 AM jormis29
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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.

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* Billy Currington Music/BillyCurrington 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.
21st May '18 5:55:48 AM jormis29
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* Every one of Falling Up's five records sounded generally different from the rest, as they moved more and more in the direction of experimental rock. They took it to a new level with ''Fangs!'' though, which saw a complete restructuring of their sound and how the band performed and recorded. Unfortunately it was also their last album.

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* Every one of Falling Up's Music/FallingUp's five records sounded generally different from the rest, as they moved more and more in the direction of experimental rock. They took it to a new level with ''Fangs!'' though, which saw a complete restructuring of their sound and how the band performed and recorded. Unfortunately it was also their last album.
2nd May '18 5:55:40 PM ErraticQuelea
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** There were still a few New Sound Albums even in their pop era. ''Tusk'', the follow up to ''Rumours'', is experimental, with new wave and punk rock influences (but still with enough radio-friendly pop to ensure it a hit), and ''Tango in the Night'' is chock full of synthesizeritis.

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** There were still a few New Sound Albums even in their pop era. ''Tusk'', the follow up to ''Rumours'', is experimental, with new wave and punk rock influences (but still with enough radio-friendly pop to ensure it a hit), and ''Tango in the Night'' is chock full of synthesizeritis.synthesizers.
22nd Apr '18 4:49:44 AM jormis29
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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.

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* Lee Ann Womack Music/LeeAnnWomack 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.
28th Mar '18 6:43:52 AM jormis29
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* Few bands have pulled off a radical GenreShift more successfully than Music/{{Ministry}}. Their first two albums were ordinary, if slightly pessimistic, {{New Wave|Music}} '80s pop (one reviewer dubbed them "The Human League's surly little brother"). On their third album, ''The Land of Rape and Honey'' they revamped their lineup and completely changed their sound, abandoning pop for a [[TropeMakers brand new musical style]] that would become known as IndustrialMetal and catapulting themselves to stardom in the process.

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* Few bands have pulled off a radical GenreShift more successfully than Music/{{Ministry}}. Their first two albums were ordinary, if slightly pessimistic, {{New Wave|Music}} '80s pop (one reviewer dubbed them "The Human League's "Music/TheHumanLeague's surly little brother"). On their third album, ''The Land of Rape and Honey'' they revamped their lineup and completely changed their sound, abandoning pop for a [[TropeMakers brand new musical style]] that would become known as IndustrialMetal and catapulting themselves to stardom in the process.
27th Mar '18 6:55:53 AM Q4
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* Despite their reputation for never varying their sound, Music/{{Stereolab}} pulled this off a couple of times. ''Mars Audiac Quintet'' was where their interest in lounge and exotica really started to come into play in a big way, and then a couple of albums later, ''Dots and Loops'' brought in drum'n'bass and jazz stylings.
27th Mar '18 6:50:17 AM Q4
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* Music/TheCardigans went considerably DarkerAndEdgier for their fourth album ''Gran Turismo'', which had more of a focus on electronics. Then their next album ''Long Gone Before Daylight'' switched again, to a style influenced by alt-country.



* Music/CocteauTwins: Their first few albums reflect their PostPunk origins, with a sort of Goth edginess that earned them fans from that genre (although it was always pushing the envelope to call them that). ''Treasure'', in 1984, shed that, embracing some jazzier and Eastern influences and generally giving their sound its distinctive airy DreamPop quality. A couple of albums later, the band is starting to get more popular in the U.S. and making 4AD some serious money, so the label starts to invest more in the recording process, resulting in the fuller, more polished sound of ''Blue Bell Knoll'' and the three albums after that.

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* Music/CocteauTwins: Their first few albums reflect their PostPunk origins, with a sort of Goth edginess that earned them fans from that genre (although it was always pushing the envelope to call them that). ''Treasure'', in 1984, shed that, embracing some jazzier and Eastern influences and generally giving their sound its distinctive airy DreamPop quality. A couple of albums later, the band is starting to get more popular in the U.S. and making 4AD some serious money, so the label starts to invest more in the recording process, resulting in the fuller, more polished sound of ''Blue Bell Knoll'' and the three ''Heaven or Las Vegas''. They then moved to a major label, Fontana, and recorded "Four Calendar Café", often considered one of their most radical new sound albums after that.as although it was musically similar to ''Heaven or Las Vegas'', Elizabeth Fraser's vocal style changed from (mostly) SingingSimlish to being (mostly) intelligible.
6th Mar '18 3:40:28 AM Xtifr
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* Music/SamanthaFish's ''Chills & Fever'' added horns, and shifted direction from pure blues to a mix of blues, garage rock, and R&B. It put more emphasis on the vocals, and not as much on Fish's flashy guitar work, and generally had a more sexy feel than her earlier, in-your-face work. Critics loved it, but the fan reaction was more mixed.
24th Feb '18 9:14:44 PM nombretomado
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* SClub7 were known for a bubblegum pop sound on their debut album ''S Club''. Their second album ''7'' was similar though introduced a few R&B tracks. Their third album ''Sunshine'' was definitely this, marking a more mature direction for the group. The album's first single "Don't Stop Moving" is widely recognised as their best song ever. Their fourth album ''Seeing Double'' was almost completely dance and R&B influenced. Although it didn't sell as well as their previous albums, it received good reviews from critics.

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* SClub7 Music/SClub7 were known for a bubblegum pop sound on their debut album ''S Club''. Their second album ''7'' was similar though introduced a few R&B tracks. Their third album ''Sunshine'' was definitely this, marking a more mature direction for the group. The album's first single "Don't Stop Moving" is widely recognised as their best song ever. Their fourth album ''Seeing Double'' was almost completely dance and R&B influenced. Although it didn't sell as well as their previous albums, it received good reviews from critics.
12th Feb '18 4:57:41 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{Genesis}}, which began as a vaguely psychedelic pop band with ''From Genesis To Revelation'' in 1969, changed to ProgressiveRock a year later with ''Trespass''. They stayed this way even after PeterGabriel's departure(and replacement by drummer Music/PhilCollins) in 1975. After the departure of longtime guitarist Steve Hackett and their reduction to a trio in 1978, they gradually began including shorter and more commercial-sounding songs (starting with "Follow You, Follow Me") into their repertoire by the late 1970's. The ''Abacab'' album of 1981 found the group almost entierly abandoning their prog roots for a more streamlined, high-tech prog-pop sound, winning success on MTV and the Top 40. Though they gained a new audience, much of the [[BrokenBase older fanbase]] was alienated from the new style.

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* Music/{{Genesis}}, which began as a vaguely psychedelic pop band with ''From Genesis To Revelation'' in 1969, changed to ProgressiveRock a year later with ''Trespass''. They stayed this way even after PeterGabriel's Music/PeterGabriel's departure(and replacement by drummer Music/PhilCollins) in 1975. After the departure of longtime guitarist Steve Hackett and their reduction to a trio in 1978, they gradually began including shorter and more commercial-sounding songs (starting with "Follow You, Follow Me") into their repertoire by the late 1970's. The ''Abacab'' album of 1981 found the group almost entierly abandoning their prog roots for a more streamlined, high-tech prog-pop sound, winning success on MTV and the Top 40. Though they gained a new audience, much of the [[BrokenBase older fanbase]] was alienated from the new style.
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