An interesting variant on this, and one I am occasionally guilty of myself, happens when a band with a long career has a period of commercial failure after their success - this is particularly true of bands from the '60s.
"The Beach Boys? Don't like the early stuff - Surfin' USA, Little Deuce Coupe... Far prefer Friends or The Beach Boys Love You. You've never heard of them? Shame..."
"The Kinks? Don't like all that You Really Got Me, All Day And All Of The Night stuff... I prefer the later stuff - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire - you know, the good stuff..."