Jaime Silva

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Bands That Have Grown On Me Super Hard

List is favorite album from each band.
1Brand New
Deja Entendu

To be honest, I hadn't heard of Brand New prior to joining Sputnik so naturally when I saw all the praise that The Devil and God gets from everyone I decided to check it out. Upon my first listen I decided that the band wasn't for me. I thought the album was pretty boring but after a couple more tries I started to find songs that I really liked and eventually came to enjoy the whole thing. So after I found an appreciation for TDAGARIM I moved on to Deja Entendu and goddamn is that album sweet. I love every track on that album and I jam it quite frequently.

I've always had a rule when checking out bands the rule being that if I go to the band's Spotify page and one of their top tracks is from a Punk Goes Whatever album I click the back button right away. Now, a few bands are an exception to this rule but the majority of the time that's how I live my life. However I decided to listen to something by Chiodos out of curiosity, after all I was going to have to sit through their set at a show in a couple months anyway so what the hell right? Well, after a few seconds of letting one of their songs play (I can't remember what it was now) I turned it off and decided it wasn't something I'd get into. After a while I decided to give the band another shot so I listened to Illuminaudio, after all it's the band's highest rated album on Sput and surprisingly I really enjoyed it so I moved on to their first two albums and enjoyed them. After seeing Devil sitting on their Spotify page every single time I went back I finally decided to give it a listen even though the general consensus was that it sucked and was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed it so I gave it another spin...then another..then another.. and the rest is history. I now have quite a bit of love for this band and am thoroughly excited to see them next month.
Jane Doe

Last year I had a pretty big metal elitist phase. It was summer, I was alone and pissed off and had recently discovered MetalSucks and a handful of metal-centric Facebook pages. Needless to say those influenced my opinions on metalcore and deathcore and for the longest time I wouldn't go near the stuff. As the year went on I mellowed out, I started listening Bring Me the Horizon again and listened to Crown the Empire, As I Lay Dying and a couple other bands that made me go, well maybe this core stuff isn't quite as bad as these guys make it out to be. Then I discovered Sputnik, which turned me on to a lot of bands like Radiohead, Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers effectively mellowing my taste to the point where I listened to nothing but alt-rock and pop-punk for a couple months. Jane Doe, like TDAG, was an album a lot of people on Sputnik talked about so I checked it out and thought it was too much for me. So I shrugged, 2.5'd it and that was the end of it. Fast forward about a month, I started getting back into metal, particularly metalcore so I decided to give another shot...still nothing. I enjoyed it a bit more the second time and bumped my rating up to a 3. Gave it a couple weeks and then decided, "well maybe Jane Doe isn't the album I should start with" so I listened to All We Love We Leave Behind and really enjoyed it. I listened to it a couple times then decided to give Jane Doe another shot and this time I got super into it. I was headbanging, fist pumping, the whole nine and now it's one of my top metalcore albums and now Converge is one of my favorite metalcore bands.
4Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

This is another example of a band that got a lot of praise on Sput but I just couldn't get into. I didn't understand the appeal of their slow building, atmospheric, long ass albums. But then one day at school we had some free time so I decided to check the band out again. So I went over to YouTube and Moya popped up. That got me hooked to Slow Riot which in turn opened the door to my enjoyment of Godspeed as well as post-rock in general.
Southern Air

This one's simple: when Ocean Avenue was a super popular song my sister got obsessed and heard it all the time so I got absolutely sick of it and vowed to never listen to Yellowcard. Jump ahead a couple years, I was in the car with my sister (who recently synced her phone to her old iTunes account and got all of her old music back) and the song came on. By this point I was starting to get into pop-punk thanks to some bands/albums I discovered through Sput and actually dug the song. The rest is history, I really like Yellowcard now and I really fucking like that song.
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