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Old 01-26-2016, 03:09 PM   #1
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Bands that Changed so Much You Feel Personally Betrayed By Them

What's one more good really negative thread, eh?

Topic is in the title, what bands did you love at one point, but then they changed to the point that you almost can't even enjoy the music you once did?

My example: Fall Out Boy. Say what you will, their first two albums were really great pop / punk. Then they had to go a hit, and turned into...hell, I don't know what the fuck this is, someone explain it to me.

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Old 01-26-2016, 03:34 PM   #3
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Muse is one that immediately comes to mind. I particularly blame Matt Bellamy.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:54 PM   #4
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Wasn't a huge fan to begin with, but the last Gaslight Anthem album was godawful.


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Not all of these artists are still active, but all of them I'm utterly incapable of relating to in terms of musical taste or lyrical content after previously enjoying them:

Muse
Coldplay
Bloc Party
fun.
Kid Cudi
Kings of Leon
The Morning Benders/POP ETC.
My Chemical Romance

Fall Out Boy went from decent to one of the worst bands on the planet.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #6
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Kings Of Leon is a nice call. For years there has been a very vocal group of KOL dissenters on this board. But Aha Shake Heartbreak is a damn good album. They're soft and pudgy and lame now, though. No question.
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Hate me all you want for saying this but Nickelback. Their first album wasn't actually awful and they seemed to have some potential. At the time I was more into that new rawk sound and liked a couple of their singles from the debut album. Then everything else that came after that was complete shit and they were basically exposed for having little talent yet were forced upon all of us.

In the end, they probably never would have been anything great, but I remember feeling somewhat excited for their 2nd album back in the day.
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I don't feel personally betrayed by it or even angry or anything other than disappointment, but Muse for sure.
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Hate me all you want for saying this but Nickelback. Their first album wasn't actually awful and they seemed to have some potential. At the time I was more into that new rawk sound and liked a couple of their singles from the debut album. Then everything else that came after that was complete shit and they were basically exposed for having little talent yet were forced upon all of us.

In the end, they probably never would have been anything great, but I remember feeling somewhat excited for their 2nd album back in the day.
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Hate me all you want for saying this but Nickelback. Their first album wasn't actually awful and they seemed to have some potential. At the time I was more into that new rawk sound and liked a couple of their singles from the debut album. Then everything else that came after that was complete shit and they were basically exposed for having little talent yet were forced upon all of us.

In the end, they probably never would have been anything great, but I remember feeling somewhat excited for their 2nd album back in the day.
I don't know if you're joking or not, but I honestly liked a few songs off that first big album, and then, holy shit, what a trainwreck .
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I've heard rumors about Nickelback not sucking at one point in their career, but I don't believe them.
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Muse and U2 are definitely good answers to this thread.

But none sticks out more to me than Anathema. How the hell you go from being one of the finest purveyors of dark and melancholic alt rock (with a doom metal background) to recording faux spiritual twinkly bullshit with unbearable new age lyrics is beyond me.

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I'm tempted to say Arcade Fire, although

a. They're not awful, even now
b. They haven't so much changed as, I dunno, gone around in circles and never fulfilled what I assumed was their promise early on. Win Butler talks about being the biggest band in the world, jesus guys, you've been around longer than U2 had circa Achtung Baby.
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Muse. Ha, oh God. Incredibly I had a copy of whatever that one with Muscle Museum on it was, their first album. I guess there was a time when I thought they were ok.
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I'm tempted to say Arcade Fire, although

a. They're not awful, even now
b. They haven't so much changed as, I dunno, gone around in circles and never fulfilled what I assumed was their promise early on. Win Butler talks about being the biggest band in the world, jesus guys, you've been around longer than U2 had circa Achtung Baby.
I did find myself enjoying Reflektor WAY less than any of their other albums.
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