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12th Jul '16 10:08:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* EBM pioneers FrontLineAssembly pulled this at least twice, first with the IndustrialMetal album ''Millenium'', then the IDM/D&B album ''Flavour of the Weak'', and to a lesser extent the dubstep-influenced ''AirMech'' soundtrack.

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* EBM pioneers FrontLineAssembly pulled this at least twice, first with the IndustrialMetal album ''Millenium'', then the IDM/D&B album ''Flavour of the Weak'', and to a lesser extent the dubstep-influenced ''AirMech'' ''VideoGame/AirMech'' soundtrack.
10th Jan '16 9:16:11 PM JTRager
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* The Colors Album by Between The Buried and Me (Can't say anything about the other albums) has this in each song. For example, Ants of The Sky has polka, Music/PinkFloyd-esque guitar solo, thrashing a-la Metaliica and Megadeth, and intense speed-metal screaming, melodic sections that would make JoeSatriani and Music/DreamTheater proud, and thudding doom-metal sections. ''In a single song.'' The thing is that the styles switch nearly immediately, and doesn't sound bad.

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* The Colors Album "Colors by Between The Buried and Me (Can't say anything about the other albums) has this in each song. For example, Ants of The Sky has polka, a Music/PinkFloyd-esque guitar solo, thrashing a-la Metaliica Metallica and Megadeth, and intense speed-metal screaming, melodic shredding sections that would make JoeSatriani and Music/DreamTheater proud, and thudding doom-metal sections. a '''hoedown''' ''In a single song.'' The thing is that the styles switch nearly immediately, and doesn't sound bad. This comes up in their post-Colors albums too, such as in "Disease, Injury, Madness" when it turns bizarrely into a swingy blues jam following a horse's whinny, or "Extremophile Elite" where all the metal instruments drop out giving way to a small orchestra backing a xylophone solo.


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* In an album with 7 other crushing metal tracks with intense negative emotions, "Crossing Over" by [[{{Music/CultOfLuna}} Cult of Luna]] emphasizes atmospheric keyboards and even ends with a major key melody reminiscent of Sigur Ros.
2nd Jan '16 5:21:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first eleven songs on the [[RemedyDrive RemedyDrive]] album ''Magnify'' are all pretty standard rock (and the occasional bass solo). The last one, "Smile Upon Me", is acapella three-part harmony.
* By 1993, [[{{REM}} R.E.M.]] had 2 massively successful albums with ''Out of Time'' (Shiny Happy People, Losing My Religion), and ''Automatic for the People'' (Everybody Hurts, Man on the Moon). Both albums, especially the latter, were relatively slow, emotional albums, with string and acoustic instruments everywhere. In 1994, however, they released ''Monster'', with loud, grunge-y, distorted guitar on nearly every single track [[note]]The lone exception was "Tongue", a piano-based ballad, albeit one with a very brief distorted guitar solo... And even that song sounded pretty different due to Michael Stipe singing most of it in a nearly-unrecognizable falsetto[[/note]].

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* The first eleven songs on the [[RemedyDrive RemedyDrive]] Music/RemedyDrive album ''Magnify'' are all pretty standard rock (and the occasional bass solo). The last one, "Smile Upon Me", is acapella three-part harmony.
* By 1993, [[{{REM}} R.E.M.]] Music/{{REM}} had 2 massively successful albums with ''Out of Time'' (Shiny Happy People, Losing My Religion), and ''Automatic for the People'' (Everybody Hurts, Man on the Moon). Both albums, especially the latter, were relatively slow, emotional albums, with string and acoustic instruments everywhere. In 1994, however, they released ''Monster'', with loud, grunge-y, distorted guitar on nearly every single track [[note]]The lone exception was "Tongue", a piano-based ballad, albeit one with a very brief distorted guitar solo... And even that song sounded pretty different due to Michael Stipe singing most of it in a nearly-unrecognizable falsetto[[/note]].
29th Dec '15 7:37:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{JOJO}} did this in "The High Road" in this song Coming For You which is pop rock instead of loungy RAndB of the album.
* DaYoopers' 1992 album ''Yoopy Do Wah'', the last full album to feature original guitarist Joe Potila, was also the only album after their first not to include comedy skits between the songs. It also included "When One Love Dies", their first serious song since the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness of their debut.
* AlanJackson did this twice in 2006: first with a gospel album called ''Precious Memories'', then a few months later with ''Like Red on a Rose'', a smooth, ballad-heavy AC album that was a radical departure from his neotraditionalist country sound. The latter was also the only album of his career which Keith Stegall did not produce (bluegrass singer AlisonKrauss produced).
* The BeastieBoys' ''Aglio E Olio'' (a HardcorePunk EP) and ''The Mix-Up'' (an album of instrumental soul-jazz). Neither style was entirely new to the band[[note]] They actually started out as a hardcore punk band and occasionally made nods to those roots, and funk and jazz influenced instrumentals were prevalent on ''Check Your Head'' and ''Ill Communication''[[/note]], but they were still pretty unusual outings for a rap group.
* GeorgeStrait's 2009 album ''Twang'' is a double example: it had his first songwriting credits since his 1981 debut album, and it included a mariachi cover. 2011's ''Here for a Good Time'' includes more co-writer's credits, one being the ''very'' atypically dreary and downbeat "Drinkin' Man". The latter was his lowest peaking single to that point.

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* {{JOJO}} Music/{{JOJO}} did this in "The High Road" in this song Coming For You which is pop rock instead of loungy RAndB of the album.
* DaYoopers' Music/DaYoopers' 1992 album ''Yoopy Do Wah'', the last full album to feature original guitarist Joe Potila, was also the only album after their first not to include comedy skits between the songs. It also included "When One Love Dies", their first serious song since the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness of their debut.
* AlanJackson Music/AlanJackson did this twice in 2006: first with a gospel album called ''Precious Memories'', then a few months later with ''Like Red on a Rose'', a smooth, ballad-heavy AC album that was a radical departure from his neotraditionalist country sound. The latter was also the only album of his career which Keith Stegall did not produce (bluegrass singer AlisonKrauss Music/AlisonKrauss produced).
* The BeastieBoys' Music/BeastieBoys' ''Aglio E Olio'' (a HardcorePunk EP) and ''The Mix-Up'' (an album of instrumental soul-jazz). Neither style was entirely new to the band[[note]] They actually started out as a hardcore punk band and occasionally made nods to those roots, and funk and jazz influenced instrumentals were prevalent on ''Check Your Head'' and ''Ill Communication''[[/note]], but they were still pretty unusual outings for a rap group.
* GeorgeStrait's Music/GeorgeStrait's 2009 album ''Twang'' is a double example: it had his first songwriting credits since his 1981 debut album, and it included a mariachi cover. 2011's ''Here for a Good Time'' includes more co-writer's credits, one being the ''very'' atypically dreary and downbeat "Drinkin' Man". The latter was his lowest peaking single to that point.
26th Dec '15 1:05:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Keane}} Keane's]] first 2 albums were straight piano rock, very similar to Coldplay or Ben Folds. Their third album, ''Perfect Symmetry'', had a very 80's inspired sound featuring heavy synths, prominent basslines, a wide array of instruments, and, for the first time since well before the release of ''Hopes and Fears'', guitars. Their next album, ''Strangeland'', was straight-up piano rock in a similar style to ''Hopes and Fears''.

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* [[{{Keane}} [[Music/{{Keane}} Keane's]] first 2 albums were straight piano rock, very similar to Coldplay or Ben Folds. Their third album, ''Perfect Symmetry'', had a very 80's inspired sound featuring heavy synths, prominent basslines, a wide array of instruments, and, for the first time since well before the release of ''Hopes and Fears'', guitars. Their next album, ''Strangeland'', was straight-up piano rock in a similar style to ''Hopes and Fears''.
19th Nov '15 1:17:23 PM Briguy52748
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* Jud Strunk, a member of the comedy troupe that made up the latter days of ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'', was known for recording comedic tunes on several of his albums. His biggest hit, however, was not comedy, but a gentle, sentimental ballad called "Daisy a Day," a song about a young boy and girl who meet early in their elementary school years, he gives her a daisy each day to show his undying love and devotion ... and repeats the process for the rest of their lives (70-plus years), including after her death. The song, a top 15 pop hit and also a top 40 country hit, had since become a country standard.
24th Oct '15 10:36:51 PM Twentington
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* The video for country music artist Sam Hunt's massive hit "Take Your Time" is something that fans of the song may completely not expect: Instead of a lighthearted song about a male barroom patron just wanting to have a conversation with a fellow female customer that he ''might'' be interested in, the video's storyline is a dark DomesticAbuse story.

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* The video for country music artist Sam Hunt's Music/SamHunt's massive hit "Take Your Time" is something that fans of the song may completely not expect: Instead of a lighthearted song about a male barroom patron just wanting to have a conversation with a fellow female customer that he ''might'' be interested in, the video's storyline is a dark DomesticAbuse story.
16th Oct '15 3:25:46 PM nombretomado
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* The Colors Album by Between The Buried and Me (Can't say anything about the other albums) has this in each song. For example, Ants of The Sky has polka, PinkFloyd-esque guitar solo, thrashing a-la Metaliica and Megadeth, and intense speed-metal screaming, melodic sections that would make JoeSatriani and Music/DreamTheater proud, and thudding doom-metal sections. ''In a single song.'' The thing is that the styles switch nearly immediately, and doesn't sound bad.

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* The Colors Album by Between The Buried and Me (Can't say anything about the other albums) has this in each song. For example, Ants of The Sky has polka, PinkFloyd-esque Music/PinkFloyd-esque guitar solo, thrashing a-la Metaliica and Megadeth, and intense speed-metal screaming, melodic sections that would make JoeSatriani and Music/DreamTheater proud, and thudding doom-metal sections. ''In a single song.'' The thing is that the styles switch nearly immediately, and doesn't sound bad.
30th Sep '15 9:33:36 AM Twentington
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* Music/RayStevens, one of the most popular novelty singers of all time, was not afraid to release some more serious material in between. In fact, two of his biggest hits the sensitive ballad "Everything Is Beautiful" and a cover of Johnny Mathis' "Misty" were completely serious. Other notable serious songs in his catalog include "America, Communicate with Me", a cover of Albert E. Brumley's gospel standard "Turn Your Radio On", and "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex", all of which stand at odds to the goofier songs he is just as known for such as "Ahab, the Arab", "The Streak", or "Gitarzan".
9th Jul '15 10:52:22 PM MikeK
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* PostPunk revival group The Futureheads went completely acapella for ''Rant'', with material ranging from [[RearrangeTheSong rearrangements of their own songs]] to traditional folk songs to a Music/BlackEyedPeas cover. The concept makes sense because complex, layered harmony vocals were always a part of their sound, and because one of their best-known songs is a CoverVersion ("Hounds Of Love", originally by Music/KateBush).
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