The "rewards repeated listens" thread

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  1. Cubby

    Cubby Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hello esteemed forum.

    I'm certain many of you, when reading album reviews, have come across the phrase "rewards repeated listens."

    So, simple question: which album has rewarded repeated listens for you?

    For me, one off the bat is Animals by Pink Floyd. Never quite "got it" at first (didn't hate it, but didn't love it either). But after giving it multiple spins, I'm a big fan of it.

    Thanks. Look forward to your responses.
  2. 1970

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  3. Laibach

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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  5. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Kate Bush. All her albums from Never For Ever on have so much buried in the mix that repeated listening are required. The second disc of her masterpiece Aerial, titled A Sky of Honey, had a bit near the end in the song Aerial wher her doubletracked backing vocals have frequencies beating against each other. It was only noticable on headphones. The vibrato produced on one side is opposed by the other side, and you wind up getting your eardrums massaged.
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  6. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Sounds Better with Headphones

    N. Texas
    Alice Cooper - Killer

    Jethro Tull - Thick As a Brick

    Beatles - Abbey Road

    Grand Funk - Mark, Don & Mel 1969-1971

    Pro-Pain - The Foul Taste Of Freedom
  7. rxcory

    rxcory Forum Resident

    Portland, Oregon
  8. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Hard to believe how close I came to giving up on that one when the first listen didn't move me!
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  9. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
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  10. Naughty Chord

    Naughty Chord Hole in my Socrates

    Sub-Tropo Texas
  11. numanoid

    numanoid Forum Resident

    Grand Rapids, MI
  12. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Southern IL
    R.E.M. - Up, Reveal and New Adventures in Hi-Fi.
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  13. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

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  14. DJ LX

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    Madison WI
  15. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
    a lot of frank black albums are like this for me. black letter days, devil's workshop, fastman/raiderman, and honeycomb were all growers, not showers, for me.
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  16. Folknik

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    When I first heard the Beach Boys' Friends, I thought "What is this?" But something made we want to hear it again. I now consider it one of the best and most spiritually uplifting albums ever made.
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  19. zen archer

    zen archer Forum Resident

    Boston Ma.usa
  20. GreenFuz

    GreenFuz Forum Resident

    20th Century music can improve with listens for me, because exposure often improves my understanding of it. I'm currently immersed in Bartok's string quartets, and they just keep getting more exciting.

    But a couple rock albums that have stood the tests of time and repeat listening better than most are Iggy & The Stooges Raw Power and Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica. Somehow The Beatles just keep on giving, too.

    Trout Mask is the only one about which I'm compelled to coax other people, "No, no! Don't give up!"
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  21. svoegtlin

    svoegtlin Forum Resident

    Milton, NH, USA
    This one.. I don't understand why Tom Petty all but denies it's existence.. This was my gateway into Petty.. Some great performances on here and some great guests too! Ringo, Carl Wilson, Lindsey Buckingham.. http://www.*******.com/uploads/posts/2011-10/1318616321_16172710.jpg
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  22. Laibach

    Laibach Forum Resident

    Not so much Reveal, but strongly agree with the other two :righton:
  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Kate Bush's The Dreaming is like that. So many people just didn't get it on the first, or even the fifth listen, but eventually most do get it, and decide it's her best work.

    She's a big Beefheart fan, by the way.

    I have a tough time seeing Meet The Beatles as an album that particularly rewards, or even requires repeated listenings. Sgt. Peppers? Absolutely!
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  24. Dukes Travels

    Dukes Travels Forum Resident

    I would say anything by Genesis up to abacab.
    But the Gabriel era albums just keep giving.
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  25. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Sounds Better with Headphones

    N. Texas

    I'll add Rush's 2112 :cool:
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