Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by theMess, Aug 22, 2012.
What is the album that most disappointed you at the time of release that you now enjoy?
Heart Attack and Vine. At the time it sounded like a whole album of Whistlin' Passed the Graveyard remakes but years of repeated listening has revealed it's subtlety.
Paul Mc Cartney-Press to Play
Was totally bummed when I first heard it, now it's grown on me and I dig it.
Tool - 10,000 Days
Tonight's The Night, Neil Young.
At first: drunken, out-of-tune mess.
Eventually: shambolic masterpiece.
Good answer, I felt the same when I first heard it but now feel that it is a truly fine album.
I didn't care for Document by R.E.M. when it was released, in spite of the fact that I was a huge fan. It might be my favorite album by them.
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
Too daunting at first, but many years later I was living and breathing all four sides. So yeah, I enjoy it.
The Rhino version is cool, but I love the original 80's version best.
I thought Amazing Grace was the worst Spiritualized album when it came out in 2003. Come to think of it I still think so, but I enjoy it now.
What artists do you like NOW that you hated THEN?
R.E.M., "Automatic for the People". Yes, really. When it came out, I was still in high school, and I thought it was inconsistent and boring, an awkward transitional album. Now, I enjoy it for the low-key (oh, I hate using this word, but here I go) masterpiece that it is. One of the finest albums of the '90s.
I couldn't agree more, a classic.
Thanks for the link
I hope that 5 years isn't too soon for a thread of this nature.
Green was too arena rock for me and it made me a bit nervous about the band's future during the two years after they released it. When Out Of Time came out I was relieved and I've enjoyed Green more since.
It's a different question. The old thread looks at artists, this one looks at albums. The two can intersect, but it really isn't the same topic.
This thread's open to artists you love and always loved but who put out an album that took a while to grow on you...
I think that Green and Out Of Time are both very good records, but have a fair amount of filler. I stopped going to R.E.M. shows after Green, because they started playing arenas.
Alice Cooper - Trash. Huge disappointment after the excellent Raise your Fist and Yell, but in the last 10 years it has grown on me.
A sure sign that an R.E.M. album (at least until 1998 ) was going to be great would be that you didn't love it for at least the first few listens....Fables of the Reconstruction was perplexing the very first time I listened to it the week it came out, then I grew to love it. Conversely, if I liked an R.E.M. album right away, that wasn't a good sign.
Metallica's Black Album.
Rush - Hold Your Fire. Clearly remember thinking it was unlistenable when it first came out. Never listened again until recently. Really like it now.
Tool - Aenima
In 1996 I was still mostly listening to 80s metal, and sort of going along with some of the more recent grunge stuff. Tool sounded like nothing else at the time, and I had completely missed their previous, debut album. All of a sudden Aenima was everywhere and I wasn't sure I liked it. A few years later it finally clicked. By the time Lateralus had arrived I was anticipating it.
Then I discovered the 70s...
Red Hot Chili Peppers' By The Way. Why had they gone soft? I wondered.
It was really only when Stadium Arcadium came out and returned to the funk on a few occasions that I gained more appreciation for By The Way. Now it is up in my top 5 favorite albums of theirs.
The Kinks first album. At the time I thought "You Really Got Me" was one of the most fantastic songs ever but the album was disappointing in that there were no other songs like it. Now I've come to appreciate the great R&B tunes that fill out the album.
Not much to say about this that isn't already obvious to most by now other than to say nowadays it's a fun listen with loads of catchy quirks. Check out the new stereo mix when you get the chance.
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