The change in sound from 더더밴드’s fourth to fifth album in pretty big. But considering there were four years between the albums, it shouldn’t be that surprising.
The Music is more indie rock than the previous alternative style. The album also has slower, ballad-esque tracks and adds another layer the the sound of 더더밴드. It’s interesting how much the sound of the music changes with a different vocalist.
I would say that The Music is one of my favorite albums by the group because it toes a fine line between indie rock and pop rock. There is still a good variety of styles on The Music so it’s not a one tone album.
Listening through the discography shows that the band continued to hone their sound.