11 Bands That Changed Their Musical Style

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11 Bands That Changed Their Musical Style

11 Bands That Changed Their Musical Style

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Sometimes bands change their sound to draw in a large audience. Here are 11 bands that switched musical genres.

1. Beastie Boys. Early Beastie Boys sounded like “no talent” punk rock, but when they released their first record “License To Ill” it was clear that they were going hip-hop.

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2. The Charlatans. Their sound was more defined as Brit Pop, and sounded more like the Stone Roses before they went Classic Rock in the vein of the Rolling Stones.

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3. Sugar Ray. Sugar Ray’s first record was really aggressive hardcore, but when they released “Floored” it was a good mix of punk and soft rock. Then “Fly” was a big hit, so they went completely soft.

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4. Depeche Mode. They were an Electro Pop band before turning into an Electro Rock band in the late 80s/early90s.

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5. The Horrors. The British band went from terrifying horror-punk when they first hit the scene to shiny synth pop.

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6. Deep Purple. In the ’60s, Deep Purple’s sound was more Psychedelic Rock, but once the ’70s hit, they went harder with their sound and eventually crossed over to Heavy Metal territory.

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7. The Cure. The Cure have increasingly gotten more and more dark over the years, going from Post-Punk to straight up Goth.

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8. Katy Perry. Believe it or not, Katy Perry (at the time going by Katy Hudson) used to be a Christian pop recording artist until she changed her image to go full-on sex icon.

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9. The Moody Blues. Their first record was in the R&B genre, but throughout the band’s career, The Moody Blues went Psychedelic Rock.

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10. Fleetwood Mac. In the ’70s, Fleetwood Mac were considered a Blue act, before they went full-on Pop Rock in the ’80s.

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11. Bee Gees. Throughout the ’60s, the Bee Gees’ sound was more of the Psychedelic Rock variety, but in the ’70s, all of that changed when they went Disco.

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