Top 10 Albums by Artists that Sound Completely Different Than the Rest of Their DiscographyMartin_Canine Sometimes artists that are known for a certain style or genre of music, want to try out something new. After all, they have done their signature style long enough and are curious for something new. Sometimes this works pretty well, sometimes it doesn't - and they almost always divide the artist's fan base. Sometimes their debut, that was released before their fame, went a whole another direction than the later works. This list is to figure out the albums that sound most different than the rest of their discography.
The Top Ten
Electronica album by an alternative rock / emo band. - Martin_Canine
Synth pop album by a hip hop artist. - Martin_Canine
Schlager album by a rock artist. - Martin_Canine
Jazz album by an artpop artist. - Martin_Canine
Funk-pop album by a synth rock band. - Martin_Canine
Avant garde album by a hip hop artist. - Martin_Canine
Rock inspired album by a hip hop artist. - Martin_Canine
Experimental pop album by an indie rock artist. - Martin_Canine
Swing album by a pop girl group. - Martin_Canine
Sarah Connor's first four studio albums - Green Eyed Soul", "Unbelievable", "Key to My Soul" and "Naughty but Nice" - from the early to mid-2000s are amazing. The sound she became famous with in her home country is a combination of powerful, dramatic soul ballads and Britney Spears/Christina Aguilera-like contemporary pop that would often use hip hop samples. She did not write any of the songs, but she performed them so wonderfully.
Then she started releasing material that had a lower quality - a christmas album and a cover album, compilations that are often overlooked in a discography. Her next studio album, "Sexy as Hell", was a terrible mess, "Real Love" was better but still rather average.
Then she didn't release another album for 5 years.
In 2015, she came back with "Muttersprache". She has written and composed this album herself, it's in the German language, and has a whole different sound. Gone are the electronic elements and hip-hop-esque beats, the album ...more - Martin_Canine
Electronica album by a Nu Metal band. - Martin_Canine
Weird hip hop/electro/rock mix by an emo band. - Martin_Canine
It's a progressive-influenced album recorded by a hardcore punk band. It can't get much weirder than this. - Gg2000
Another prog rock album, this time made by a straight up rock band. It was intended to be a strong, bold artistic statement to rejuvenate interest and respect towards Kiss. Instead, it flopped hard, and is the one album that fans argue about the most. - Gg2000
The most overtly psychedelic album by a band that isn't well-associated with the psychedelic movement. Keith Richards has dismissed most of the album as "a load of crap". - Gg2000
Not quite as drastic as the others, but you can tell the difference. This is a straight, Zeppelin-type hard rock album from a band known more for their prog work. - Gg2000