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Genre changes within an album CAN work
83 35%
Genre changes withing an album CANNOT work
7 3%
It depends on how it's done
128 54%
If you want to see paradise, take a look around and see it
21 9%
Voters: 239.
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#1
if you buy a metal album, and in between the songs of evil and destruction, all of a sudden, there is a 70's disco song with falsetto vocals and wah wah guitar, does this disturb you?

I mean, imagine if the album flows well, yet there is a huge stylistic change within the album, does this throw you off?

I guess what I'm asking is, do you think stylistic changes and genre-crossovers within a single album can work well?
#4
If there are a lot of different genres in an album, it could work, but if there's only one song that is massively different from the others, it would mess up the flow (unless it's the first or last song on the album).


Or maybe I'm just way too tired to think clearly.
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If there are a lot of different genres in an album, it could work, but if there's only one song that is massively different from the others, it would mess up the flow (unless it's the first or last song on the album).

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#11
Genre changes definitely can work. Look at A Day At The Races. It's got straight rock tunes mixed in with freakin' opera and whatever the hell genre "Seaside Rendesvous" and "Good Company" are.
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#13
I still don't understand when people talk about the "flow" of an album. It's just a bunch of songs in a certain order.

Unless the endings somehow lead into the next song, but that can pretty much be done between any two songs.
#15
Generally no. You buy an artist for that style of music. If they want to play another style, make a new cd.

But sometimes it works, but not as drastic as metal to disco. Lots of metal have really soft ballads, and such. Not many artists go out of their genre too far, for a reason.
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#16
Between the Buried and me does that in songs from metalcore to death metal to jazz to some polka stuff.
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#17
you should check out Between The Buried And Me, they tend to do that.
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#18
from a marketing standpoint thats probably not too attractive. its ideal if a band has a set style that they excel in and perform consistently.
that said, the style of music that a certain band plays could be defined as being all over the place. there are definitely some bands that can pull that off within an album. between the buried and me have been mentioned, i think another decent example is opeth, possibly agalloch as well.
if an album has a natural flow to it then genre crossover doesn't matter much to me, but if it sounds like a random collage of sounds, then it just won't work.
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#23
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omg stfu about BTBAM, they suck, the singer sounds like a 12 year old girl

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I guess good music flies over some peoples' heads.



Yeah definitely, Imma go listen to shpongle, then king crimson, then frank zappa, then opeth, then acid bath, then daft punk, then symphony x, the john mchlaughlin.....


too bad that pretentious wankfest of BTBAM flew over my head
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Yeah definitely, Imma go listen to shpongle, then king crimson, then frank zappa, then opeth, then acid bath, then daft punk, then symphony x, the john mchlaughlin.....


too bad that pretentious wankfest of BTBAM flew over my head


I'm not asking you to like them, I'm asking you to accept the fact they're an extremely talented and exceptionally diverse band. I quote you saying; "omg, they suck rorororororor!!!111!!1one!!1!!" You know this isn't true, stop lying to yourself, boy. The fact that you can't even use correct grammar isn't helping your case here, either.
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Have u evar herd of Between the Buried and Me?

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omg stfu about BTBAM, they suck, the singer sounds like a 12 year old girl


You sound like a 12 year old girl stfu. BTBAM are gods you sir you fail. Write a solo as complicated as Selkies and then talk or become 1/100 the guitarist Paul is and then talk.
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I'm not asking you to like them, I'm asking you to accept the fact they're an extremely talented and exceptionally diverse band. I quote you saying; "omg, they suck rorororororor!!!111!!1one!!1!!" You know this isn't true, stop lying to yourself, boy. The fact that you can't even use correct grammar isn't helping your case here, either.



dude, i obviously dont give a shit about showing how well i can type to you, and leave it to a ****ing BTBAM fan to go straight to bothering someone about their grammar.

I know they are kind of talented but they are a very shitty bandm, and they annoy the shit out of me, as do the fans. so........**** you.

Also, leave it to a pretentious BTBAM fan to present a pathetic attempt at hyperbole to insult someone.
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dude, i obviously dont give a shit about showing how well i can type to you, and leave it to a ****ing BTBAM fan to go straight to bothering someone about their grammar.

I know they are kind of talented but they are a very shitty bandm, and they annoy the shit out of me, as do the fans. so........**** you.

Also, leave it to a pretentious BTBAM fan to present a pathetic attempt at hyperbole to insult someone.


Saying every BTBAM fan is the same, and "pretentious" isn't helping. It shows plain ignorance.
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#34
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Yeah definitely, Imma go listen to shpongle, then king crimson, then frank zappa, then opeth, then acid bath, then daft punk, then symphony x, the john mchlaughlin.....


too bad that pretentious wankfest of BTBAM flew over my head



one of the most pretentious posts I've ever seen.

nice work being a massive hypocrite.
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#35
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dude, i obviously dont give a shit about showing how well i can type to you, and leave it to a ****ing BTBAM fan to go straight to bothering someone about their grammar.

I know they are kind of talented but they are a very shitty bandm, and they annoy the shit out of me, as do the fans. so........**** you.

Also, leave it to a pretentious BTBAM fan to present a pathetic attempt at hyperbole to insult someone.

Calm the fuck down. If you don't like them, don't expect everyone else to feel the same.
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#37
op : let's talk about metal bands that have parts that contain different genres of music !
group of posters 1 : BTBAM is one of those bands. You should give them a listen
group of posters 2 : WAAAH. WAAAH. BTBAM ARE TERRIBLE. ITS JUST A FACT. IM GOING TO COMPARE THEM TO OTHER BANDS ( Opeth ) THAT CLEARLY DO NOT WRITE THE SAME MUSIC.
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But they are not the same band, not wanting to go in the same direction of music at all ( BTBAM clearly being a Hardcore band at roots, while Opeth has Black/Death Metal roots ), and completely off-topic to this thread.
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But they are not the same band, not wanting to go in the same direction of music at all ( BTBAM clearly being a Hardcore band at roots, while Opeth has Black/Death Metal roots ), and completely off-topic to this thread.


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