I’m still a bit under the weather, so I really can’t be bothered to find examples, but I know that I have expressed the opinion that when bands or other musical artists produce new work that sounds pretty much the same as their old as their old work (assuming that their old work was decent stuff), that’s just fine.
Here’s Public Service Broadcasting proving my point:
This is great, but it sounds pretty much exactly the same as some of their previous work. Fortunately, their previous work was also pretty good (see?), so that’s just fine.
And check out the comments:
And yes, the replies to that offer further validation to my theory:
Life lesson: You’re doing just fine.
Don’t feel that you need to change things just because it seems to be the cool thing to do.