In the instance of bands like The 1975, Coldplay, or Radiohead, it seems that a majority of artists and groups seemingly get less impressive as they age.
The 1975 for example, has become increasingly more pop-ish and upbeat, which is a far-cry from the earlier days of Matty Healy, where songs like "Me", "You", "Antichrist", "102" and "Fallingforyou" were the norm.
Now zoom forward a rough three years and you have "The Sound", "Love Me", and "UGH!". Which, only out of respect for previous tracks, I have grown to love.
But they aren't quite the same, are they?
Then we have Radiohead; one of my all time favourite bands due to songs like "Just", "Fake Plastic Trees", and "Karma Police".
In my personal opinion, the music has seemed to get increasingly more attention seeking. As if the weirdness isn't a real manifestation of Thom Yorkes mind anymore, but a way to sell figurative plastic to the original fans. The fans who will love it simply because they feel a subconscious loyalty to the original music.
I guess my question is, what is this fallen-from-grace music epidemic that is plaguing so many bands?
But I suppose I can answer it myself. It's only about the music up to a certain point.
So dear artists; please don't change. I like you the way you are.