Albums you hated but started to love after revisiting them.

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  1. lucasreis

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    Title is pretty self explanatory. In my case, it's Korn's Untouchables. I'm a huge fan of these guys and I like pretty much everything they do, even the stuff that's considered bad.

    I loved the first four records, especially the first and Issues. When Untouchables came out I was expecting it to be like Issues part two and even after listening to it several times I just hated it. i hated the atmosphere, the ambience, the lighter songs. I was expecting moe punch, more raw stuff, more basic Korn riffs and I deemed the album as not worth it. I even hated Here to Stay, which had a cool riff.

    The only song I enjoyed was Blame. Loved the riff, etc.

    Fast forward to 2003. I saw the video for Alone I Break during a trip and the song grew on me. It sounded weird but I loved the guiar textures. Still, I did not go back to the album. I though... It has 2 good songs.

    Fast forward to 2007. Unplugged came out. Despite not liking Untouchables I loved Take a Look in the mirror and both post Head albums. I'm weird like that. I heard Hollow Life in the unplugged and I really liked the song. Still didn't go bac to the album.

    By 2009 I think. I put my ipod on shuffle and one of the songs o. The album came out. I selected it and listened to the whole record again after 8 years.

    I loved it. The whole thing. The effects, the vocals, the weirdness, all of it. The whole album was a masterpiece. I felt like I had new ears and I felt stupid for not "getting it" in 2001. It smoked Follow the Leader, which I deemed superior before. It still gets heavy rotation in my player today and it became my favorite album from Korn. To me, it has all the ingredients that made me like them and while I love their new stuff I still don't think they will put out an album as brilliant as this one.

    Please share your stories if you guys have similar stories. :yesway:
     
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    I actually had a similar experience with "Untouchables"...when I first got it, it just totally didn't do it for me, the production sounded muddy, the songs unmemorable, and I was bummed that my favorite band had put out such a dud. Oddly enough, about the only song I liked was "Hollow Life". A couple years later, I dusted it off and gave it another chance, and I loved it! It's not my favorite of theirs by any means, but I'm glad they're kinda going back to that vibe for the new album.

    Another album like this for me was "Outside the Box" from Hacktivist. I was expecting more heavy stuff and less almost straight-up rap numbers, but I just went back and gave this another spin, and I dig it now! Still don't like the guitar tone much, though...it has this weird scratchyness to it that sounds odd to me, like it was recorded with about half as much gain as it should be. We need a remaster, dudes!
     
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    I could swear we had this post a year ago, at the same time as the "Love at First Listen" thread, but I can't find it in search!!

    Anyway, Joanna Newsom is a biggy. The first time I heard her (it was her first album when it was new), I was like "what the hell is this, hipsters are really depraved idiots if they think this is good in any way, shape or form!!!" Last year I decided Ys was one of my top 20 or so favorite albums of all time and when I went back to that first album the very song that offended me the most was my favorite on the album!!!

    Meshuggah was another one. I heard Chaosphere first. I remember distinctly starting up Concatenation after hearing them referred to as "incredibly technical" and being like "this isn't technical at all, they're only playing a few of the same notes really fast!!!!" Cause I listened to Dream Theater, Nightwish, Pain of Salvation, etc where technical = a million notes all over the fretboard. After maybe 5 listens of Chaosphere I realized it was awesome. It's also probably in my top 20 or so favorite albums ever.

    I can't immediately think of anything else that I was less than lukewarm towards that I ended up loving.
     
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    The amount of money they spent on Untouchables and recording in 96k never really translated well to make it the best Korn album...Issues and Follow The Leader sounds way better and are more concise songwise from start to end , but I quite like the industrial feel of some of the Untouchables songs...but thats just my opinion ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    One band I remember hating a lot when my brother listened to them, and suddenly I started to love their older albums was Helmet...but after one decade of s***ty records since Size Matters, I'm getting bored again with them.
     
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    Blood Mountain

    I was in to Mastodon when Remission was newly released, so when Leviathan came out I was like "wtf", but by the time the album was over I understood. But it took several years for me to come around to Blood Mountain. I used to go around being like 'Yeah Mastodon is awesome but only the first 2 albums'. I dunno man, I guess I just couldn't accept that it wasn't Remission. But now I do.
     
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    SYL - City. Didnt click till about 4 years after bought it
     
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    COWBOYS FROM HELL

    At first, and for a long time, I couldn't jive with Phil's constant falsetto on this album, and I do like listening to some of it more in later live versions where they make it sound more brutal (see:Cemetery Gates!!!!)

    But I have fully progressed to professing Pantera as my favorite band and Dime as my favorite guitarist of all time.

    The entire bridge section in Primal Concrete Sledge still gives me goosebumps every time I hear it:bowdown:
     
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    Got to be Satyricon's Rebel Extravaganza retrospective i have to say its by far the best album they put out, but i didnt liked at release.
    Bought the cd and never really listened to it but when i finally did it got better every time.
     
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    ^That's how I felt about Now, Diabolical
     
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    Too many to list b/c when I first hear almost anything new, I'm pretty discriminating... especially if it's a band that I've already been blown away by due to previous awesome albums. So just about everything will take me at least several times to begin appreciating it as it stands on it's own.

    One that I just thought of ( not a particular album but rather the entire band) is Kyuss. I bought maybe 3-4 of their albums one day ( many years ago) and I just couldn't get into them at all... maybe too much of something new all at once idk. But after many months, I went back and listened to their albums again and was really floored by what a unique and solid sound they had. I love Kyuss but had zero interest in them initially.
     
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    The first Korn album, i didn't know what to make of it when my friends were playing it for me. This was before they really broke, they knew of them because they opened for either Danzig or House of Pain at our Boathouse venue. I was thinking "big deal they use distortion on the bass". A month later i'm screaming "WHHHHYYYYYYY!!!!" during "Need To" at the top of my lungs riding shotgun.....
     
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    I wouldn't say an album, but a band: Beatles... always hated them, but now I'm finding myself listening to their albums more and more.

    :scratch:
     
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    Faith No More - Angel Dust.
    I bought it without really knowing much about the band. I'd heard the song 'Epic' from their first album and a few people I knew had good things to say about the band; so I bought it. Took it home and had a listen. Was not what I was expecting at all (don't know what I was expecting really). But I decided I didn't like it and didn't listen to it again till probably 2 years later - just decided to give it another listen and I loved it. Still one of my all time favourite albums to this day.
     
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    The music I mostly listen to is Heavy Metal and guitar instrumental players like Vai, Satch, Guthrie etc. However, I will say, in my opinion, The Beatles (well, mainly John Lennon, Paul McCartney & George Harrison) are the best song writers the world has ever seen. If you listen to the songs they wrote back in the day, they are amazing. All of their number one songs are very different in their composition (not like these days where a lot of popular 'musicians' write to a formula - our just aren't writing anything particularly original). I have huge respect for The Beatles.
     
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    For me it was Biffy Clyro - Opposites. I was a huge fan of their previous album, Only Revolutions, and when Opposites came out I thought it was too soft and I passed on it. Some months ago, I decided to re-listen to it and I appreciated a lot more. Also realised that some of the opening track (Sounds Like Balloons for example) are pretty complex riffs to play, let alone sing AND play.
     
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    Watchtower - Control and Resistance. My friend bought the album on tape when it first came out and would play it nightly. He was the first of us that had his own apartment as he was a year older and we'd all hang there to drink and smoke so he had say on what was played for the most part, but I just couldn't get into that album for the life of me. Fast-forward twenty years or so and I was thinking of a line in Instruments of Random Murder for some reason but couldn't remember what album or band they were from, did a google search and was like "Ah, Watchtower!"...I found an upload of it on YT and thought I'd listen to it and surprised the hell out of myself because I actually dug it and have become a big fan of the band since.

     
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    Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King. Hated that album at first and my feelings were more so exasperated by the similarities between Sad but True and This Means War, after giving it a couple of more listens through i began to absolutely love it, it's probably in my top 5 albums of all time. I honestly don't understand the hate for A7X, I honestly think they're one of the torch bearers for the next generation of metal. Their newer material is far superior to their old metal core sound. And Syn is one of if not the best modern guitarist, imho, he's like the younger, slightly less technical but more melodic and more compelling John Petrucci :fawk:
     
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    Indeed, I'm slowly finding this. Some songs are like "holy sh*t, where they took these ideas from??".
     
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    FNM's first album is We Care A Lot. Epic is on The Real Thing, which is their third album.
     
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    Good to know. As a longtime a7x fan I still haven't been able to get into that one.

    I HATED Nightmare when it first came out. I was angry that the Rev was dead and the album felt messed up in light of that. Now when I hear it it feels like an achingly beautiful farewell to him. One of my favorites. Plus, you know, Mike Portnoy on the drums.
     

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