|UserSoundoffs 52Album Ratings 1671Objectivity 81%Last Active 05-31-14 1:50 pmJoined 01-21-13Forum Posts 2Review Comments 4,283
|180 Degree Opinons|
A couple of albums I hated, then gave another chance later down the line rand wondered how I rcould have ever hated them. It doesn't happen very often, but it doesn't get much better than rfinally 'getting' something.
Boy did I hate this when I first heard it. I didn't like the rapping, I didn't care for
the beats and I didn't like the police hate Mike seemed pretty intent on getting
across. I tried it again recently after enjoying Run The Jewels and it made so much
more sense. I still don't see it as a classic but it's a damn good album.
Ecailles De Lune
So, black metal vocals took me a lot of listening time not to hate so much. I like
them more now, but they'll never be my favourite. This album just washed straight
over me when I first heard it, but it's one of my favourites now. I can't pinpoint
exactly when that happened because I can't remember, but I'm glad it did.
|3||The Tallest Man on Earth|
The Wild Hunt
First listen: just a guy with a guitar. Second listen: just a guy with a guitar. Third
listen: ohmygod this is the best thing since Christmas was invented.
Went from a bunch of random noises and weird chord shifts to an album which I
can see the meticulous decision behind every single musical choice and effect. It's
grown off me a bit now, probably due to so many listens, but I can see why this
took a while to make.
I see this album before I loved it and after I loved it as two completely different
genres, let alone two different albums. I remember thinking it was pretty cool, kinda
chill and laid back, but it was a bit slow. But now... You know when you first move
to a new area how it looks in your brain, and then after you've lived there for 10
years. How it doesn't even seem like the same place, how you can't even imagine
how you saw it like you did when you first moved in? Yeah that's this album for me.
Catch Without Arms
Decent enough album. Catchy, fun .... oh wow this is now defining my life at 16
|7||Lights Out Asia|
Eyes Like Brontide
I used to hate electronic music. I'm sorry. I had to keep reading good reviews to
force myself to hear this just one more time. I'm so glad I did. Six Points Of Fire is
one of the best 10min + songs ever and I had no idea.
This one's pretty funny actually. I never hated it, just didn't see what all the fuss
was about. Then I listened to it at ear-splitting volume one day. Yup... I see it
now. Feels like I just got dragged to hell and back in an hour.
I know this is a boring choice, but I really had to force myself to enjoy Death metal
vocals. They made me feel a bit sick when I first heard them. But I understood
music and I knew they weren't bad, I just didn't quite get why they were good yet.
So I listened to this maybe 10 times one week and slowly understood why people
liked harsh vocals. Was probably a bit much for an 11 year old who had only
listened to 'nice' music most of his life, but I'm happy I did this. It started the ball
rolling for my philosophy of 'if people like this music, there must be something I
don't understand about it' and then trying to understand the merit behind the
music. Even if I don't see it at first.
I never liked Copia very much (future project), and I wondered why everyone raved
so much about something so dull. Thought the same of this one until I sat and had
a real listen one day. Wow. It really connected with me. I used to think this was
just watered down ambient for people who didn't like ambient. I was wrong.
|Currently trying to get into (but don't quite get yet):|
Isis - Panopticon
Eluvium - Copia
Aesop Rock - Labor Days
Agalloch - The Mantle
The Evpatoria Report - Maar
SikTh - Death Of Dead Day
|same with me for 8|
|I don't get the Evaptoria Report either. No matter how many times I listen to it, it sounds dull and uninspired. I'm definitely missing the point though.|
|A couple albums I didn't get at first were "Focus" (which ended being my favourite album of all time), "Obscura", "Everything is Fire", "Close to the Edge", "Incurso" and "F#A#" but now I love them all. Nice to see you're digging Eluvium as well.|
|I need to have another go with Focus actually, funny you should mention that album. I used to only like Integral Birth from Traced in Air, but now I can't get enough of that album. King Of Those Who Know and Nunc Fluens are perfect.|
|remain in light, didnt hate it but i thought it was pretty bad|
|as the roots undo|
it was like a 2.5 or 3 for me at first and now it's a hard 5
|Seeing 5 on this list hurts, especially coming from you!|
|9 was really interesting to read. Kudos for listening to death metal at 11 years old. I was still on the Lostprophets and Three Days Grace back then m/|
My problem is that I can't listen to death/black/doom metal vocals without laughing out loud at them 0.o
|It makes me sound like a super mature 11 year old, but really I had a friend who liked that kind of music and I wanted to impress him : ) That sounds a lot more like a normal 11 year old! But it did open up a lot of different music to me pretty early on which was awesome.|
@CK I had to start somewhere!
|I used to dislike Taylor swift. |
But then I listened to her music.
|i used to hate Opeth, now they're one of my favourite bands|
|I used to dislike Taylor Swift.|
But then I saw her sex tape
|I think it took me five listens to fully appreciate Panopticon...but now it blows my mind every time.|
|Death of a Dead Day rules good choice |