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* Music/FleetwoodMac started as a British blues/rock band before adding Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks for a more pop sound.


* A general example, if an alternative act has a mainstream friendly BlackSheepHit, there's a good chance that their next album will have songs that's much more in the style of that hit. Some good examples of this are Music/{{Staind}} (NuMetal to PostGrunge after "It's Been Awhile"), Music/GooGooDolls (PopPunk to acoustic rock after "Name"), and Music/TaylorSwift (country to pop after "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Back Together").

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* A general example, if an alternative act has a mainstream friendly BlackSheepHit, there's a good chance that their next album will have songs that's much more in the style of that hit. Some good examples of this are Music/{{Staind}} (NuMetal to PostGrunge after "It's Been Awhile"), Music/GooGooDolls (PopPunk to acoustic rock after "Name"), and Music/TaylorSwift (country Music/SugarRay (NuMetal to pop after "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Back Together")."Fly").


* Basic Element was a Eurodance group in TheNineties, then shifted to Italo-Electroclash during UsefulNotes/TheOughts.

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* Basic Element was a Eurodance group in TheNineties, then shifted to Italo-Electroclash during UsefulNotes/TheOughts.UsefulNotes/The2000s.

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* Music/SkyeSweetnam is best known for her pop and pop-punk songs "Tangled Up In Me", "Just The Way I Am", "Sharada", and "Number One" from when she was a teenager. Skye now goes by the stage name "Sever" and is the lead singer in the AlternativeMetal band Music/SumoCyco.


* Creator/RitchieBlackmore struck out on his own after leaving ''Music/DeepPurple'' for the second time, and ended up starting a pop-renaissance-fantasy-folk... thing with his then-girlfriend Candace Night.

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* Creator/RitchieBlackmore struck out on his own after leaving ''Music/DeepPurple'' for the second time, and ended up starting a pop-renaissance-fantasy-folk... thing called ''Blackmore's Night'' with his then-girlfriend Candace Night.


* Creator/BrianEno left Music/RoxyMusic in order to experiment with soundscaping and experimental composition, a project which eventually led to the creation of the genre known as "ambient music", though Eno's definition is narrower than most modern musicians' [[labelnote:Explanation]] Eno defined "ambient music" not just as mood- or background music, but music that set a theme for a place by blending with the natural sound of that particular place.[[/labelnote]].

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* Creator/BrianEno Music/BrianEno left Music/RoxyMusic in order to experiment with soundscaping and experimental composition, a project which eventually led to the creation of the genre known as "ambient music", though Eno's definition is narrower than most modern musicians' [[labelnote:Explanation]] Eno defined "ambient music" not just as mood- or background music, but music that set a theme for a place by blending with the natural sound of that particular place.[[/labelnote]].

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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] decided to return to the stage after a long hiatus a few years ago... only not as a pop-reggae singer, but as a lutenist and interpreter of John Dowland (who was court composer to Elizabeth I).
* Creator/BrianEno left Music/RoxyMusic in order to experiment with soundscaping and experimental composition, a project which eventually led to the creation of the genre known as "ambient music", though Eno's definition is narrower than most modern musicians' [[labelnote:Explanation]] Eno defined "ambient music" not just as mood- or background music, but music that set a theme for a place by blending with the natural sound of that particular place.[[/labelnote]].
* Creator/RitchieBlackmore struck out on his own after leaving ''Music/DeepPurple'' for the second time, and ended up starting a pop-renaissance-fantasy-folk... thing with his then-girlfriend Candace Night.


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* A general example, if an alternative act has a mainstream friendly BlackSheepHit, there's a good chance that their next album will have songs that's much more in the style of that hit. Some good examples of this are Music/{{Staind}} (NuMetal to PostGrunge after "It's Been Awhile"), Music/TheGooGooDolls (PopPunk to acoustic rock after "Name"), and Music/TaylorSwift (country to pop after "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Back Together").

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* A general example, if an alternative act has a mainstream friendly BlackSheepHit, there's a good chance that their next album will have songs that's much more in the style of that hit. Some good examples of this are Music/{{Staind}} (NuMetal to PostGrunge after "It's Been Awhile"), Music/TheGooGooDolls Music/GooGooDolls (PopPunk to acoustic rock after "Name"), and Music/TaylorSwift (country to pop after "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Back Together").

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* Music/KaceyMusgraves’s 2018 album “Golden Hour” is much more of a trippy 70s soft rock/pop album in the vein of Music/FleetwoodMac or Music/TheBeeGees than straight up country like her first two albums. The country elements are still there but she calls it “Galactic Country” herself.


* Many rockers have found success by shifting to country after losing touch with the rock audience. Examples: Music/JerryLeeLewis, Music/ConwayTwitty, Music/KennyRogers, [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]], Billy Joe Royal, Dickey Lee, and, to some extent, Music/ElvisPresley.

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* Many rockers have found success by shifting to country after losing touch with the rock audience. Examples: Music/JerryLeeLewis, Music/ConwayTwitty, Music/KennyRogers, [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]], Billy Joe Royal, Dickey Lee, and, and to some extent, Music/ElvisPresley.



* Upon her CareerResurrection Robyn went from American-geared R&B boy/girl band pop to [[{{Retraux}} 80's retro]] {{synthpop}}.

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* Upon her CareerResurrection Robyn went from American-geared R&B boy/girl band pop to [[{{Retraux}} 80's '80s retro]] {{synthpop}}.SynthPop.


* Music/{{Metallica}}, in TheNineties, gradually shifted from thrash metal to a bluesy hard rock and heavy metal style. 2003's "St. Anger" was a bizarre hodgepodge of thrash metal, punk/hardcore, nu-metal and hard rock ''with not a single guitar solo to be found'', while 2008's "Death Magnetic" was, for the most part, a return to the band's classic thrash metal sound.

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* Music/{{Metallica}}, in TheNineties, gradually shifted from thrash metal to a bluesy hard rock and heavy metal style. 2003's "St. Anger" ''St. Anger'' was a bizarre hodgepodge of thrash metal, punk/hardcore, nu-metal and hard rock ''with not a single no guitar solo solos to be found'', while 2008's "Death Magnetic" ''Death Magnetic'' was, for the most part, a return to the band's classic thrash metal sound.



* Music/TheCult started out as a heavily-produced, effect-laden musical experience that inspired modern Goth rock for their first two albums. On their third album, Electric, however, they had finished recording the entire thing when they realized that they didn't really like the way it sounded, so they found a new producer with whom they re-recorded the entire album as a straight-up hard rocker that sounded quite a bit like AC/DC and other heavy rock bands of the time. The resulting schism in their fanbase makes them seem like they became a new band.

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* Music/TheCult started out as a heavily-produced, effect-laden musical experience that inspired modern Goth rock for their first two albums. On their third album, Electric, ''Electric'', however, they had finished recording the entire thing when they realized that they didn't really like the way it sounded, so they found a new producer with whom they re-recorded the entire album as a straight-up hard rocker that sounded quite a bit like AC/DC and other heavy rock bands of the time. The resulting schism in their fanbase makes them seem like they became a new band.



* Kerli started out doing alt-rock, but now does electro dance-pop; compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdXvqMF-6vI&feature=relmfu Love is Dead]](2008) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhgvWLs2rsM Army of Love]] (2010).

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* Kerli started out doing alt-rock, but now does electro dance-pop; compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdXvqMF-6vI&feature=relmfu Love is Dead]](2008) Dead]] (2008) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhgvWLs2rsM Army of Love]] (2010).

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* Though mostly known as an Alt Rock group, in recent years Music/{{Lit}} has experimented with other styles and have currently found success in the country music circuit.


* Music/Supertramp started out as mainly a progressive rock band. As time went by, they introduced more and more pop elements in their output, culminating in the very poppy ''Breakfast in America''. But they weren't done shifting... after co-leader Roger Hodgson left in 1983, Rick Davies carried on, returning to a more progressive sound (though still with noticeable pop influence). Later, Davies experimented with a heavy synthesizer sound, with "I'm Beggin' You" (1987) hitting #1 on the US ''dance charts''.

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* Music/Supertramp Music/{{Supertramp}} started out as mainly a progressive rock band. As time went by, they introduced more and more pop elements in their output, culminating in the very poppy ''Breakfast in America''. But they weren't done shifting... after co-leader Roger Hodgson left in 1983, Rick Davies carried on, returning to a more progressive sound (though still with noticeable pop influence). Later, Davies experimented with a heavy synthesizer sound, with "I'm Beggin' You" (1987) hitting #1 on the US ''dance charts''.


* Darius Rucker had huge success in the 1990s with guitar-pop band Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish, briefly flirted with R&B in the early '00s, and became a country music artist in 2008.

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* Darius Rucker Music/DariusRucker had huge success in the 1990s with guitar-pop band Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish, briefly flirted with R&B in the early '00s, and became a country music artist in 2008.



* John Frusciante of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers fame had an interesting version of this where he released six albums of six different genres...all in six months. He further continued this by switching to electronic music after he left the band, eventually releasing a song shifting at least ten genres within four minutes in 2012; to demonstrate how 60s and 70s recording techniques and rock/pop can be combined with modern electronica and computers.

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* John Frusciante of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers fame had an interesting version of this where he released six albums of six different genres... all in six months. He further continued this by switching to electronic music after he left the band, eventually releasing a song shifting at least ten genres within four minutes in 2012; to demonstrate how 60s and 70s recording techniques and rock/pop can be combined with modern electronica and computers.



** And then ''One More Light'' came out featuring [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks pop music]] of all things, the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hatedom fan backlash]] was harsh.

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** And then ''One More Light'' came out featuring [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks pop music]] of all things, the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hatedom [[{{Hatedom}} fan backlash]] was harsh.



* TheDoobieBrothers, after original frontman Tom Johnston left the band due to severe illness, and replaced by the more soulful Michael [=McDonald=].

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* TheDoobieBrothers, Music/TheDoobieBrothers, after original frontman Tom Johnston left the band due to severe illness, and replaced by the more soulful Michael [=McDonald=].



* CountryMusic singer Music/KennyChesney started out as a fairly typical mainstream country artist in a cowboy hat, pressed shirt, and jeans, but after a detour in to country-pop, his material since about ''No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'' around 2002 has reflected his interest in boating and island living, causing him to incorporate Caribbean influences into his music and lyrics about laid-back beach life. Some people have even speculated that he is attempting to become this generation's Music/JimmyBuffett.

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* CountryMusic {{Country|Music}} singer Music/KennyChesney started out as a fairly typical mainstream country artist in a cowboy hat, pressed shirt, and jeans, but after a detour in to country-pop, his material since about ''No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'' around 2002 has reflected his interest in boating and island living, causing him to incorporate Caribbean influences into his music and lyrics about laid-back beach life. Some people have even speculated that he is attempting to become this generation's Music/JimmyBuffett.



* The CherryPoppinDaddies started in 1989 as a punk/funk band who played the occasional swing jazz cover, then transitioned into a ska punk band by the mid-1990s. The band brought back the swing elements in the late 1990s and has since settled as a combination swing and ska band, though has released albums dabbling in varying genres including soul, pop and world music.

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* The CherryPoppinDaddies Music/CherryPoppinDaddies started in 1989 as a punk/funk band who played the occasional swing jazz cover, then transitioned into a ska punk band by the mid-1990s. The band brought back the swing elements in the late 1990s and has since settled as a combination swing and ska band, though has released albums dabbling in varying genres including soul, pop and world music.



* Speaking of Music/LedZeppelin, they've certainly changed styles quite a bit throughout the band's career. Their first two albums were primarily BluesRock. Then their third album consisted largely of folk-based music, with one blues ballad on it. Then their legendary untitled album pretty much consists of gritty hard rock - and their SignatureSong "Stairway to Heaven", which builds up from a ballad to hard rock. Then there's "Houses of the Holy", which is more polished than anything they recorded to date. They've experienced with various styles - such as the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er", the country-sounding "Hot Dog", the Latin-inspired "Fool in the Rain", and the carousel music sounding "Carouselambra".

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* Speaking of Music/LedZeppelin, they've they certainly changed styles quite a bit throughout the band's career. Their first two albums were primarily BluesRock. Then their third album consisted largely of folk-based music, with one blues ballad on it. Then their legendary untitled album pretty much consists of gritty hard rock - and their SignatureSong "Stairway to Heaven", which builds up from a ballad to hard rock. Then there's "Houses of the Holy", which is more polished than anything they recorded to date. They've They experienced with various styles - such as the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er", the country-sounding "Hot Dog", the Latin-inspired "Fool in the Rain", and the carousel music sounding "Carouselambra".


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* Music/Supertramp started out as mainly a progressive rock band. As time went by, they introduced more and more pop elements in their output, culminating in the very poppy ''Breakfast in America''. But they weren't done shifting... after co-leader Roger Hodgson left in 1983, Rick Davies carried on, returning to a more progressive sound (though still with noticeable pop influence). Later, Davies experimented with a heavy synthesizer sound, with "I'm Beggin' You" (1987) hitting #1 on the US ''dance charts''.


* Music/TheHorrors first broke out in 2007 as a gothy garage punk band, with songs like "Gloves" and "Sheena is a Parasite". When they released their second album two years later, they had radically changed their sound, to {{Shoegazing}} with elements of PsychedelicRock and {{Krautrock}}. As their career went on, the goth elements started to return to their sound, but with more synthesizers and less guitars. Compare 2007's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9M-DtH9zHI Gloves]]" to 2009's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7WAHnZPIX0 Sea Within a Sea]]" to 2014's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0jkdTvl9s I See You]]".

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* Music/TheHorrors first broke out in 2007 as a gothy garage punk band, with songs like "Gloves" and "Sheena is a Parasite".band. When they released their second album two years later, they had radically changed their sound, to {{Shoegazing}} with elements of PsychedelicRock and {{Krautrock}}. As their career went on, the goth elements started to return to their sound, but with more synthesizers and less guitars. Compare 2007's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9M-DtH9zHI Gloves]]" to 2009's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7WAHnZPIX0 Sea Within a Sea]]" to 2014's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0jkdTvl9s I See You]]".

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