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.
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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