Bands who made the same album over and over again

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mother, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Not Bowie, not the Beatles. Who are the band's that made the same type of album again and again without any expansion or experimentalism? Are there any good artists that do not expand their sound? Not necessarily a bad thing....

    The Fall, always different, always the same.

    Wilco? Not real departures or experiments apart from A Ghost is Born perhaps?

    What about Ramones?
  2. Trainspotting

    Trainspotting Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
  3. astronauta

    astronauta Forum Resident

    The Stones post Brian Jones
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  4. Mike McMann

    Mike McMann Forum Resident

    First band that came to mind.
  5. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    I agree, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Angus and Malcolm found an awful lot of space in a fairly confined area, and that's a talent in and of itself.
  6. Mike McMann

    Mike McMann Forum Resident

    Definitely, they found the formula that works.
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  7. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
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  8. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
  9. DocShipe

    DocShipe Well-Known Member

    St. Louis
    New Pornographers—love their records but not much growth or change. I’d say the same thing about Oasis and The Clientele.
  10. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Yeah, it's funny how it works sometimes, huh?

    I admit there are many bands I don't care for because every album is more of the same old same old, yet...I don't want AC/DC trying to be Radiohead. :D

    AC/DC has such a great niche and unapologetically direct basic sound that it's beyond criticism, IMO.
  11. live evil

    live evil Forum Resident

    My favorite artist - Van Morrison - since at least 1995.
  12. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Forum Resident

    At least AC/DC made two albums; one with Bon and the other with Brian. :)
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  14. Joseph LeVie

    Joseph LeVie Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Front 242?
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    trophy award for most OVERRATED BAND EVER...
  16. Sane Man

    Sane Man Forum Resident

    Bethlehem, PA
    Disagree on both counts about the Ramones. And their first four albums are pretty unimpeachable.
  17. Sane Man

    Sane Man Forum Resident

    Bethlehem, PA
    And AC/DC won't be topped.

    Every Chevelle album sounds pretty much the same to me.
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  18. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Yes, first four are total classics.

    That said, EOTC was a departure for them, and then Pleasant Dreams and Subterranean Jungle, Hell, they even went hardcore for a period.
    Granted, they had a signature writing and musical style, but it’s not excatcly true that every album was the same
  19. FFF

    FFF Forum Resident

    ZZ Top knew the formula.
  20. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Maybe the 70s, but Eliminator was a big departure for them, and they kept the synths and drum machines for one or two albums more.
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  22. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Boston. To a degree.

    George Thorogood.
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  23. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    Nah, just look at Exile vs. Black & Blue vs. Emotional Rescue vs. Undercover vs. Bridges to Babylon. Each nothing like the other.
  24. Ricky Minerva

    Ricky Minerva Well-Known Member

    ABBA...Air Supply...The Shadows...Crazy Horse....Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks...Dave Brubeck Quartet..... War................Faith No More....and to some extent Creedence Clearwater revival
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  25. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Look i love both bands, i have all the acdc albums up to fly on the wall and status quo from piledriver to 1982 and i live them but they are essentially the same albums with minor adjustments.

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