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Vic Viper
05-27-2008, 01:31 PM
The 2008 album thread got me thinking about this. Have you ever made the stupid decision to buy an album based on a single alone, or maybe you were expecting something and the artist delivered a product altogether different?

Did you then go on to end up loving that album?


I can easily say Dirty Vegas' first album fits this perfectly. Mitsubishi commercial > Me assuming they produce catchy house tunes = WTF?!

I HATED that album, save for maybe the first two tracks and the single 'Days Go By'. Its now one of my all-time favorite recordings. Its really great dance-pop music. I'm actually listening to right now.

Anyone else?

BlackSwan
05-27-2008, 01:49 PM
I hated Hail To The Thief when it came out, now I love a lot of the tracks on it, especially There, There and A Punch Up At A Wedding

amy2705
05-27-2008, 02:01 PM
Blur 13
it took me a long time to get into this and now i love it but that was years ago, nothing recent.

wmgaretjax
05-27-2008, 02:08 PM
Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts

TonyWonder
05-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Mos Def - The New Danger

Hated it at first...guess I wanted Black on Both Sides part II.

Three or four years later, I love it.

C DUB YA
05-27-2008, 03:21 PM
Blur 13 is a good one, I might not have hated it - but I did not like it, then I liked it but didn't love it, now i love it.

Hopeless Semantic
05-27-2008, 03:40 PM
Mos Def - The New Danger

Hated it at first...guess I wanted Black on Both Sides part II.

Three or four years later, I love it.

I still hate it. Nothing comes close to Black in my opinion and this album ruined it for me.

Sorry...snobby attitude lol.

PassiveTheory
05-27-2008, 04:28 PM
I used to hate every Radiohead record, and now I adore The Bends, HTTT and Kid A.

betao
05-27-2008, 04:29 PM
Mos Def - The New Danger

Hated it at first...guess I wanted Black on Both Sides part II.

Three or four years later, I love it.

2nded, and at the time I was a huge Mos Def fan. It didn't take me 3 or 4 years, but it did take me a while to get into it. And damn, its a great album.

Cdubby
05-27-2008, 04:42 PM
i couldn't really think of anything until someone mentioned Hail to the Thief, which fits this perfectly. never gave it the time of day and now i love many tracks...

another one would be pixies- surfer rosa

was always overshadowed by dolittle for me, and now i actually listen to that album.

stuporfly
05-27-2008, 05:29 PM
Blur 13 is a good one, I might not have hated it - but I did not like it, then I liked it but didn't love it, now i love it.

I'll third that choice. I'll also add Bob Dylan's Self Portrait, though I don't know if I genuinely love it or have just given in.

ThomThom
05-27-2008, 05:44 PM
I used to hate every Radiohead record, and now I adore The Bends, HTTT and Kid A.

I get really choked up everytime you mention this Passive.

MissingPerson
05-27-2008, 05:58 PM
Hail To The Thief is absolutely the perfect example of that, and There There is a freaking monster of a song.

Smashing Pumpkins' Adore is one of those albums for me, I expected every song to sound like Ava Adore, and I didn't quite get it for a long time. Definite slow-burner though, like Hail To The Thief, I think that album held up far better than some of their others, the ones everybody remembers loving.

Neon Bible didn't impress me too much at first, I think listening to it a few times on headphones rather than speakers made the difference. The click for that one was nearly audible - I was on a bus, half asleep, and My Body Is A Cage came on the shuffle. It was one of those "Holy shit." moments, where you wanted to run around grabbing people by the shoulders and yelling at them that they should be fucking listening to this.

LCD Soundsystem's Sounds of Silver, I fucking hated it for months and months and months, to the point that I started wondering if other people were hearing a different damn album to the one I had. I finally got it when I started hearing the songs in the background at parties and stuff.

Everybody keeps telling me I'm going to love Boxer, by The National, if I just keep listening to it, but man, I'm sick of it now, and it's just not happening. It's nice, it's lovely, it is not as freaking earth-shattering as I keep getting told it is. I think I discovered how to love Wolf Parade's Apologies To The Queen Mary about five minutes ago though.

garrett222
05-27-2008, 06:32 PM
Cocorosie - adventures of ghosthorse....it was crazy weird the first time i heard it, but now it is in a strong rotation.

deerhoof - friend opportunity. great cd now..odd as F at first.

Never worked for me -

Sigur ros - von. It's like a bad Godspeed record.

SoulDischarge
05-27-2008, 06:32 PM
Captain Beefheart took a long time to absorb. Someone sent me 'Ella Guru' when I was in my early teen years and loved it, thinking it was kind of an interesting novelty track, so I bought 'Trout Mask Replica' and had no idea what was going on. I didn't expect his voice to sound like that on ALL the tracks. I still don't know if I LOVE that album or anything, but I've come to terms with it. And I think I prefer 'Safe As Milk' and 'Lick My Decals Off'.

And for some reason, it took me years to love Talking Heads.

djoz187
05-27-2008, 06:34 PM
Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites

stuporfly
05-27-2008, 06:37 PM
Captain Beefheart took a long time to absorb. Someone sent me 'Ella Guru' when I was in my early teen years and loved it, thinking it was kind of an interesting novelty track, so I bought 'Trout Mask Replica' and had no idea what was going on. I didn't expect his voice to sound like that on ALL the tracks. I still don't know if I LOVE that album or anything, but I've come to terms with it. And I think I prefer 'Safe As Milk' and 'Lick My Decals Off'.

That's pretty much been my relationship with Captain Beefheart, too. I find Trout Mask Replica works best if you approach it the same way you might Naked Lunch by William Burroughs. It's more like a piece of art or a long free-form poem than an easily digestible volume. Safe as Milk is the album I probably listen to the most often, but Trout Mask Replica is the one that continues to both flummox and enthrall me. It can just be so exhausting.

GnarVee
05-27-2008, 06:59 PM
Bloc Party- Silent Alarm

Dredg- El Cielo

Mars Volta- Amputchture

for what I can think of at the moment.

PassiveTheory
05-27-2008, 07:01 PM
I get really choked up everytime you mention this Passive.

Yeah, I just wish I liked OKC, Pablo Honey, In Rainbows and especially Amnesiac as much as the three I mentioned.

Sushov23
05-27-2008, 07:03 PM
The Strokes- Room On Fire, I remember when it first came out I did'nt like it, mainly because I thought it was a step down from Is This It?, but the more I listened the more I loved it. Room on Fire is my fav strokes album now, YES even more than Is This It?
I also like A Weekend in the city now, specially since FLUX came out.

MissingPerson
05-27-2008, 07:22 PM
I also like A Weekend in the city now, specially since FLUX came out.


Yeah, it took FLUX to sell me on that one too. I liked Silent Alarm from the start, although I got kind of bored of it eventually. Weekend In The City is winning me round now though, definitely. I mean, I don't think it was the best album of the last year or anything, but I do think it's underrated, just because people wanted Silent Alarm all over again...

roberto73
05-27-2008, 07:27 PM
The La's one and only album came out when I was in high school and I couldn't really appreciate it. Several years later I gave it another listen. Now I love it. The end.

humanoid
05-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Yeah, I just wish I liked OKC, Pablo Honey, In Rainbows and especially Amnesiac as much as the three I mentioned.

how does one wish they liked an album more? what does that even mean? I think you're insane for not liking OK Computer...but if you don't, you don't

BlackSwan
05-27-2008, 08:02 PM
Yeah, I just wish I liked OKC, Pablo Honey, In Rainbows and especially Amnesiac as much as the three I mentioned.

you're not trying hard enough!!!

PassiveTheory
05-27-2008, 08:11 PM
how does one wish they liked an album more? what does that even mean? I think you're insane for not liking OK Computer...but if you don't, you don't

I mean, as in choosing to play stuff off of OKC more often then I do. I usually head straight for The Bends or Kid A.

Also I like Amnesiac the least out of the non-Pablo Honey RH records, and I kinda gave up on it after 2 spins. I just haven't been bothered to pick it up again, hence the "I wish I liked it more".

humanoid
05-27-2008, 08:15 PM
I just meant what would you get out of liking it more? I'm not ripping you for not liking it...if you like some and not the others, I guess that's just the way it is

Radiohead is probably my favorite band, but I don't really like In Rainbows. I don't wish I liked it more though, I wish they made a better record!

Sushov23
05-27-2008, 08:16 PM
I know I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but Amnesiac is my least fav. Radiohead album. I've been meaning to give it another listen, just haven't gotten around to it(well with the exception of You and whose army?, Pyramid Song, I might be wrong, and like spinning plates) which I listen to plenty.

cansei de ser sexme
05-27-2008, 08:33 PM
I used to hate every Radiohead record

I heard it was with the burning intensity of a thousand suns as well...

i_like_cake530
05-27-2008, 08:38 PM
I hated Hail To The Thief when it came out, now I love a lot of the tracks on it, especially There, There and A Punch Up At A Wedding

I somewhat agree with that...I didn't hate it but I didn't like it very much. There are so many good songs on that album though...There There, The Gloaming, 2+2=5, A Punch Up At A Wedding, Where I End and You Begin...just to name a few.

miscorrections
05-27-2008, 08:40 PM
69 Love Songs.

boarderwoozel3
05-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Anything by Chromeo

Radiohead-Amnesiac

Tool-Lateralus

canexplain
05-27-2008, 08:48 PM
it took be years to like anything the b52's did ... x****

i_like_cake530
05-27-2008, 09:21 PM
I know I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but Amnesiac is my least fav. Radiohead album. I've been meaning to give it another listen, just haven't gotten around to it(well with the exception of You and whose army?, Pyramid Song, I might be wrong, and like spinning plates) which I listen to plenty.

Are you kidding? Amnesiac might be my favorite album of theirs.

cansei de ser sexme
05-27-2008, 09:26 PM
Blood Money - Tom Waits

anything by bjork. at the early stages of my life i was like what is that crazy asian chick yelling for?

Animal Collective - Spirit they're gone, Spirit They've vanished

sbessiso
05-27-2008, 09:31 PM
fever to tell-yeah yeah yeahs

you could have it so much better- franz ferdinand

modest mouse- good news...(my first taste of the mouse, take a bit for a first timer to adjust to their style)

Hopeless Semantic
05-27-2008, 09:38 PM
It took me a long time to get used to In Rainbows, but I have grown to like it. Ok Computer is probably the Radiohead cd I enjoy best but they're all great.

I would have to say O! Valencia by The Decemberists is another one that took me a number of listens before loving it.

gratytrainridesagain
05-27-2008, 09:52 PM
Crystal Castles

SoulDischarge
05-27-2008, 10:37 PM
Donna Summer

kreutz2112
05-27-2008, 10:52 PM
is that DJ Donna Summer? He is good.

SoulDischarge
05-27-2008, 11:17 PM
http://www.discomuseum.com/DonnaSummer.jpg

luckyface
05-27-2008, 11:47 PM
Funny enough, OK Computer. I loved the Bends and was a big fan of Paranoid Android when it hit MTV. Got the album, and couldn't get into any of the songs, so I traded it back in to Wherehouse. A year later, I started liking Karma Police, so I thought I would give the album another shot. Bought it again from Wherehouse, and again didn't like it and traded it back in. Then freshman year of college, I was going through a very tough time with a girl and heard Let Down. It all clicked, and re-bought the album one last time. Amazing album. It just took me getting my heart stomped on a bit to realize it, I guess hahaha.

Pixiessp
05-28-2008, 12:59 AM
i couldn't really think of anything until someone mentioned Hail to the Thief, which fits this perfectly. never gave it the time of day and now i love many tracks...

another one would be pixies- surfer rosa

was always overshadowed by dolittle for me, and now i actually listen to that album.

oh my god....surfer rosa is such a phenomenal CD.

Pixiessp
05-28-2008, 01:09 AM
i did not like Trompe Le Monde when I first heard it but now I love it.

bmack86
05-28-2008, 01:54 AM
Anything by Modest Mouse. At first all I could hear was Pixies ripoffs, but then they clicked with me.

All of Bjork's stuff. I used to detest her because of It's Oh So Quiet, back when I only liked metal and punk. Then I read an interview with Josh Homme where he raved about her, and I decided to pick up Post.

bmack86
05-28-2008, 01:57 AM
And, funnily enough, Joanna Newsom's The Milk Eyed Mender. When it came out, I could not find any footing with it. I was big into Elephant 6 at the time, and she sounded so spare, and her voice was so odd, and her syntax so strange. Now I can't picture a day where I don't listen to at least a little bit of Jo. I thank Ys for convincing me that she's astounding.

And, going off Elephant 6, at first I found absolutely nothing spectacular in In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. I bought the CD because I loved Olivia Tremor Control so much (as per mr. Potvsktl's recommendation on the board back in 04) and it initially just seemed like a standard indie record to me. It didn't help that I was listening to it with people around the first few times. I decided to give it another chance while driving from my parents house through Yosemite, and it was magic.

unit300021
05-28-2008, 02:12 AM
Flamming Lips - The Soft Bulletin

bug on your lip
05-28-2008, 07:08 AM
i remember doggin Porno For Pyros when it 1st came out...
me & everyone else was like "this doesn't sound like Janes Addiction, what's all this wah-wah psuedofunk bullshit"...


now, i appreciate it for what it is...
i listen to it about every 3 months
easily in mah top 50 of all time