Bands who got shit after a particular member left

Who are they and who was the member?

When Josh left Deerhunter :pensive:

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Pixies. Kim

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Came in here to say this. Still a good band, just not the same band. I miss him.

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Spot on.

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I know a lot of people don’t like them but the RHCP only released good stuff when John Frusciante was involved.

Queen when Mercury died.

The Doors when Morrison died.

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Mushroomhead when John Seluka left

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Weezer - Matt Sharp

I don’t know how much his departure was related to the future shit though.

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Mogwai - John

(feels a bit mean saying this)

Our Lady Peace turned from a secretly great and ambitious band to insufferably generic after their guitarist Mike Turner left in 2001. Happiness Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch and Spiritual Machines were fantastic creative departures, and then (by the band’s own admission) they released their most basic album (which had this awful by-the-numbers early 2000s music video).

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Interpol, Carlos Dengler.

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I never knew this, but this explains so much. I remember that point when I first heard Innocent and thought “well there’s the shark jumped”.

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Franz Nicolay / The Hold Steady (although I gather he’s back now)

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Modest Mouse - Eric Judy

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New Order were never a patch on Joy Division.

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I really like Every Country’s Sun - it’s definitely better than at least a couple of the records John was around for…

I’ve not really been into anything And So I Watch You From Afar have done since Tony Wright left, and much prefer Tyondai Braxton era Battles to what came before and after.

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knew someone would say Battles, but Gloss Drop might be my favourite record they’ve done (the last one wasn’t quite as good though)

most recent ASIWYFA was their strongest in a while i think but you’re probably right otherwise. still a beast live though. seeing them play the debut in full in a tiny venue next month and i’m hoping Tony makes an appearance

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Vampire Weekend

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Jealous! Absolutely adore that record.

i missed them doing it in full 10 years ago at the album launch for some reason so better late than never!