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.