Have you ever been really intrigued by a band with a great name, only to be super disappointed when you hear their music? Or maybe you've disregarded a band with a lame name, and discovered later on that they're actually awesome. Unfortunately, many bands missed the mark in naming themselves, resulting in these bands that sound nothing like their name.
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What They Should Sound Like: Nirvana implies peace, calm, and quiet. You'd expect music fit for meditation.
What They Actually Sound Like: Nirvana is anything but peaceful. The grunge-rock pioneers basically invented their own genre: slightly abrasive, introspective rock with growling vocals.
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What They Should Sound Like: When you pick a band name that starts with the word "Savage," people are going to expect something hard and fast: metal, hardcore, or punk.
What They Actually Sound Like: The members of Savage Garden are actually a couple of softies. Adult contemporary ballads, like "I Knew I Loved You," are their jam.
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What They Should Sound Like: The Eagles. Or death metal. Either one would work!
What They Actually Sound Like: The music of The Eagles of Death Metal is actually great desert rock. It's got a hint of rockabilly, too—definitely not what you'd expect.
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What They Should Sound Like: When you think pixies, we think light, airy, beautiful beings full of magic.
What They Actually Sound Like: The Pixies are actually an alt-rock band from the '80s with a sound that's gritty, raw, and electric.
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