|10-29-2008, 04:47 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Istanbul was Constantinople now it's Istanbul not Constantinople...
Bands you wouldn't recognize a few albums ago
This thread is dedicated to all those bands who have gone a few years in between albums, who then suddenly come out with something that makes you say "what the f*ck? that CAN'T be ____!!" Or for those bands who became popular with a style that is on the total opposite side of the spectrum than what they started out with.
I'll start it off with Sugar Ray. Remember all those happy, poppy songs popping up on the old Now albums and Big Shiny Tunes CD's (for the Canucks at least). All those teenie-bopper junior high dance anthems like Fly, when it's over, etc.
Here's a few songs from their first album:
YouTube - 10 Seconds Down - Sugar Ray
YouTube - Mean Machine - Sugar Ray
and now here's one of the newest ones:
YouTube - Sugar Ray - Every Morning
quite the difference
What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do -- especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways
Your toughest competitor lives in your head. Some days his name is fear, or pain, or gravity. Stomp his ass.
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|10-29-2008, 07:01 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Radiohead`s the obvious one but I`m thinking Talk Talk.
Compare (can`t post links yet) any of their new wave stuff like It`s My Life (off the album of the same name) with their later post-rock stuff like Ascension Day (off of Laughing Stock).
|10-29-2008, 07:09 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Ba and Be.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Not quite a band anymore but this was Clint Mansells baby circa 1987:
To Hollywood soundtracks circa 2007:
I like both...
“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
|10-29-2008, 07:21 PM||#6 (permalink)|
This Space for Rent
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boston, MA
A big list of bands that have consistently changed their sound with examples:
Radiohead (The Bends vs. OK Computer)
Velvet Underground (VU & Nico vs. White Light vs. s/t)
My Bloody Valentine (Isn't Anything vs. Loveless)
Deerhunter (Turn It Up ***got vs. Cryptograms vs. Microcastle)
Pavement (Slanted & Enchanted vs. Wowee Zowee vs. Terror Twilight)
Liars (Drums Not Dead vs. s/t)
Wire (Pink Flag vs. Chairs Missing vs. 154)
The Beach Boys (Surfer Girl vs. Pet Sounds vs. Smile)
The Beatles (Rubber Soul vs. Sgt. Pepper vs. Abbey Road)
The Rolling Stones (Aftermath vs. Beggars Banquet vs. Exile)
The Pixies (Bossanova vs. Surfer Rosa)
Joy Division (Unknown Pleasures vs. Closer)
The Stooges (s/t vs. Raw Power)
Those are just a few examples. I feel it's a sign of a truly great band if they can consistently change their sound while maintaining high quality.
These is the musics I own:
|10-29-2008, 07:36 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Mate, Spawn & Die
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|10-29-2008, 07:50 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Also, for all Canucks versed in indie:
Jim Guthrie (Ten Thousand Songs vs. Now More than Ever)
Essentially he went from using Playstation and other samples in his music to electric guitars, strings and pop melodies.