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7th Apr '18 8:18:30 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E14ThatWillBeAll "That Will Be All"]], when Yellow Diamond orders the Pearls to sing to cheer up Blue, they start off in a soft, dissonant harmony in a minor chord. Yellow then starts singing in A minor, a semi-sweet song about how there's no point to grieving.



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16th Mar '18 5:08:23 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{NWA}} had "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY‎ Express Yourself]]" from ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton''. Hell, ThisVeryWiki considers it SweetDreamsFuel.

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* Music/{{NWA}} had "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY‎ Express Yourself]]" from ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton''. Hell, ThisVeryWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki considers it SweetDreamsFuel.
16th Feb '18 10:36:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Monks were a GarageRock band from the sixties whose music was unusually aggressive for the time, and who were later considered a precursor to PunkRock. Because their album ''Black Monk Time'' wasn't received well at the time, they started going for a LighterAndSofter sound for their last two singles. Their final release "Love Can Tame The Wild" / "He Went Down To The Sea" was especially surprising - the A-side is a sprightly [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], while the B-side is a ballad with a seemingly Creator/PhilSpector-influenced arrangement featuring vibraphone and trumpet. As bonus tracks on ''Black Monk Time'', these two tracks sort of induce some MoodWhiplash.

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* The Monks were a GarageRock band from the sixties whose music was unusually aggressive for the time, and who were later considered a precursor to PunkRock. Because their album ''Black Monk Time'' wasn't received well at the time, they started going for a LighterAndSofter sound for their last two singles. Their final release "Love Can Tame The Wild" / "He Went Down To The Sea" was especially surprising - the A-side is a sprightly [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], while the B-side is a ballad with a seemingly Creator/PhilSpector-influenced Music/PhilSpector-influenced arrangement featuring vibraphone and trumpet. As bonus tracks on ''Black Monk Time'', these two tracks sort of induce some MoodWhiplash.
16th Feb '18 10:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* The Monks were a GarageRock band from the sixties whose music was unusually aggressive for the time, and who were later considered a precursor to PunkRock. Because their album ''Black Monk Time'' wasn't received well at the time, they started going for a LighterAndSofter sound for their last two singles. Their final release "Love Can Tame The Wild" / "He Went Down To The Sea" was especially surprising - the A-side is a sprightly [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], while the B-side is a ballad with a seemingly PhilSpector-influenced arrangement featuring vibraphone and trumpet. As bonus tracks on ''Black Monk Time'', these two tracks sort of induce some MoodWhiplash.

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* The Monks were a GarageRock band from the sixties whose music was unusually aggressive for the time, and who were later considered a precursor to PunkRock. Because their album ''Black Monk Time'' wasn't received well at the time, they started going for a LighterAndSofter sound for their last two singles. Their final release "Love Can Tame The Wild" / "He Went Down To The Sea" was especially surprising - the A-side is a sprightly [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], while the B-side is a ballad with a seemingly PhilSpector-influenced Creator/PhilSpector-influenced arrangement featuring vibraphone and trumpet. As bonus tracks on ''Black Monk Time'', these two tracks sort of induce some MoodWhiplash.
10th Feb '18 11:51:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Music/{{Melvins}} are largely associated with grunge and sludge metal, but have a few gentle songs in their repertoire: "Black Bock" is lightly psychedelic folk-rock (albeit with some serious LyricalDissonance). ''The Crybaby'' includes a pair of straight country covers featuring Music/HankWilliamsIII (Music/HankWilliams' "Ramblin' Man" and Music/MerleHaggard's "Okie From Miskogee"). And "PG x 3" is an eerie, mostly a capella version of the folk song "Peggy Gordon", inspired by its use in ''TheProposition''.

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* The Music/{{Melvins}} are largely associated with grunge and sludge metal, but have a few gentle songs in their repertoire: "Black Bock" is lightly psychedelic folk-rock (albeit with some serious LyricalDissonance). ''The Crybaby'' includes a pair of straight country covers featuring Music/HankWilliamsIII (Music/HankWilliams' "Ramblin' Man" and Music/MerleHaggard's "Okie From Miskogee"). And "PG x 3" is an eerie, mostly a capella version of the folk song "Peggy Gordon", inspired by its use in ''TheProposition''.''Film/TheProposition''.
1st Feb '18 5:04:48 AM StarSong212
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* Music/CHVRCHES = snarky breakup songs, right? Well, not always. "Under The Tide" especially is absolutely heartrending.
22nd Jan '18 9:35:06 AM MikeK
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** Surgical Meth Machine are an Al Jourgenson side-project who are usually a bit faster and heavier than Ministry... Except for the song "Invisible", a trip-hop influenced ballad with clean electric guitars and smooth vocals.
30th Oct '17 10:51:15 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Their cover of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "Sound of Silence" grows somewhat heavier with each stanza, but retains every bit of the melancholy tone the song calls for.
19th Sep '17 9:16:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* AFI's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSscjWXSHQ The Leaving Song: Part 1]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNzs5fLp3Ho The Interview]]".

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* AFI's Music/{{AFI}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSscjWXSHQ The Leaving Song: Part 1]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNzs5fLp3Ho The Interview]]".



* Anime/{{Angel Beats}} anime band, Girls Dead Monster, usually plays loud and hard (as part of their band's 'distraction creating' intent, but many of their songs do have a quieter version on CD.
** The original band leader pulls this off the best with her final song[[spoiler: before she disappears]] with a ballad played on a special acoustic guitar, instead of her normal. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV6WkcMKLFw& My Song]]

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* Anime/{{Angel Beats}} anime band, Girls Dead Monster, usually plays loud and hard (as part of their band's 'distraction creating' intent, but many of their songs do have a quieter version on CD.
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CD. The original band leader pulls this off the best with her final song[[spoiler: song [[spoiler: before she disappears]] with a ballad played on a special acoustic guitar, instead of her normal. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV6WkcMKLFw& My Song]]



* PowerMetal bands usually feature at least one ballad per album.



* The Christian Hard Rock Band RED tends to have at least two per album, beginning with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw8mIcQJn8&feature=related 'Pieces']], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPjiUimhck 'Already Over (part 2)']] in "End of Silence," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAHCsyOb3Rc 'Take it all away']] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WptwYUp-sJ8&feature=related 'Nothing and Everything']] (Which is an alternate version of the opening song 'Fight Inside') on Innocence and Instinct. While they aren't as intensely loud or grating as bands such as Devil Wears Prada, RED is loud enough to warrant these songs being Surprsingly Gentle.

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* The Christian Hard Rock Band RED Music/{{Red}} tends to have at least two per album, beginning with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw8mIcQJn8&feature=related 'Pieces']], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPjiUimhck 'Already Over (part 2)']] in "End of Silence," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAHCsyOb3Rc 'Take it all away']] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WptwYUp-sJ8&feature=related 'Nothing and Everything']] (Which is an alternate version of the opening song 'Fight Inside') on Innocence and Instinct. While they aren't as intensely loud or grating as bands such as Devil Wears Prada, RED is loud enough to warrant these songs being Surprsingly Gentle.



* ElvisPresley doing "Love Me Tender" has to be the UrExample, since when it was released he was still viewed as the hip-shaking leader of TheNewRockAndRoll menace. It really wasn't much of an aberration at the time (he auditioned for Sun Records with ballads and recorded an ethereal version of "Blue Moon" while he was there), and in the context of his whole career it isn't that odd, but it would have been perceived that way in 1956.

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* ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley doing "Love Me Tender" has to be the UrExample, since when it was released he was still viewed as the hip-shaking leader of TheNewRockAndRoll menace. It really wasn't much of an aberration at the time (he auditioned for Sun Records with ballads and recorded an ethereal version of "Blue Moon" while he was there), and in the context of his whole career it isn't that odd, but it would have been perceived that way in 1956.



* Pretty much all of The Misfits songs from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}' are arrogant tunes about how cool they are, how strong-willed they are, and how they don't care what others think. "Lovesick" is an AntiLoveSong about how Pizzazz is acting [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely off]] because she's head over heels for Riot..

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* Pretty much all of The Misfits songs from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}' are arrogant tunes about how cool they are, how strong-willed they are, and how they don't care what others think. "Lovesick" is an AntiLoveSong about how Pizzazz is acting [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely off]] because she's head over heels for Riot..Riot.
19th Aug '17 6:54:55 AM AlternativeCola
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* American NuMetal band Music/LimpBizkit recorded a CoverVersion of Music/TheWho's "Behind Blue Eyes" for ''Film/{{Gothika}}'', which is an AlternativeRock ballad than their usual material.
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