The list author says: "Bands and singers can often just find a common ground for writing a song, stick with it, not offer the fans a whole lot of surprises from album to album, but still remain great. Sometimes a change in personnel can mean a change in sound, but once that new niche is found it can also work very well. The following are some very fine examples of bands or singers that follow this vibe that I like to listen to."
"For their initial six-album run, the Eagles always cranked out some fantastic, laid back, country-tinged rock 'n' roll that never surprised much but always entertained. And it didn't change much even after all that time away from one another."
"When Jonathan Cain joined Journey starting on this album, they found the sound that would launch them into the stratosphere, and even after breaking up and reuniting once again they still have never been too far removed from the sound that was brought to life here."
"A rare breed: a metal band with MTV success courtesy of the Headbanger's Ball that never bought into the trends that the US commercial radio had to offer. Aside from adding the sound of synthesizers they never did much to dramatically alter their sound."
"After so long, it's great to know that Aerosmith are still able to keep blues-rock in style; they always had a knack for the occasional pop-rock hit, but even that had their traditional sound intact."
"From this album on, Slayer's standard formula was born: tune a half step down, crank out some thrash riffs and solos, shout out stuff that'll piss off Pat Robertson and those people, pound the heck outta the drums. And you know what? Me and the rest of their fanbase LOVE it!"
"Swords and Sorcery power metal in it's rawest and most pure form. Joacim's soaring voice coupled with the thick dual guitar attack of Stefan and whichever other guitarist is on board always makes for a good time."