Five Bands That Defined Musical Movements... But Didn't Want To

When you think of Bob Marley, you think reggae. When you think Madonna, you think old slutty pop. When you think of Bob Dylan, you think folk. But are you thinking correctly? Most of the time, not always though.

Each genre and subgenre comes with its pioneers, its leaders, and its innovators. Not all musical trendsetters though are eager to be associated with the trends themselves. Popular musicians are often categorized with respect to whatever current music style sounds remotely similar to what they make. It isn't long before these labels are written in stone, solidifying a band or artist's permanent association with a scene or genre. This begs the question: Who are some of these dissatisfied bands? Why are they lumped into a specific scene or subgenre? Okay, that's two questions, but just let's just take a peek at five artists who don't like the title with which they've been slapped.

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