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|Fav Album First Impressions|
Just a thought that crossed my mind the other day. Of all your fav albums,
what did you think of each of them when you first heard them? Did you love
them straight away? Did you merely enjoy them but gradually learned to
love them? Were you indifferent, or did you even dislike them due to them
being an acquired taste? Let me know.
Initially I wasn't sold on this, I found Ashes to be more enjoyable at first because it
was cleaner and more lively, instrumentally. But as it turns out, after a few weeks I
just kept returning to this and the rest is history.
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178
I pretty much adored this from the get go, and it only got better and better with
repeated listens. Dvorak had some knack for creating incredibly infectious melodies
while maintaining a high level of suspense/intensity in his pieces, so naturally I
latched onto this pretty easily. After about a year, this became my favourite
classical piece by a comfortable margin.
Blood Fire Death
Truth be told, I wasn't too enthralled with this when I first listened to it. The five
thrashers that were bookended by two epics just didn't sit too well with me, but I'm
glad I persevered because I now love every track on this to death, even the intro
As with most people, it took a little while for me to get used to the robot vox, but
everything else was basically perfect. Once I learned to stomach Paul's strange
vocoder effect this cemented itself one of my top 3 albums of all time.
|5||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Although the opening monologue gave me goosebumps, I really didn't "get" this as a
whole on my first listen, and I wouldn't get it for months and months until one
night, it just clicked. Still to this day don't know whether I prefer the CD or vinyl
Program Music I
Instantly loved it. Pretty sure this was the fastest 5 I ever gave out, after about
two weeks and dozen or so listens. I understand a lot of people call this "cheesy" or
"superficial" (omfg), or even "boring" (plebs, specifically of the big variety) and
those people need to get in touch with their twinkly side because nothing twinkles
quite like this.
My initial reaction was "holy hell" followed by feelings of being watched and shit
because this is as close to terrifying as a metal album can really get. Took a long
time to cement itself as one of my all time favs, nevertheless it's still the sort of
album that needs to be listened to in a certain frame of mind, but when you do omg
I particularly loved Brenninsneintesinetineen and the title track because of the
darker vibes and initially wished there were more tracks like them, but I learned to
love the lighter ones just as hard. Isjaki is seriously one of the prettiest songs ever
made and I can't help but jive to it.
At first this didn't really stand out to me as one of Tim Hecker's best, I always
preferred Harmony in Ultraviolet and Haunt Me, but just like The Mantle, I found
myself returning to this more than anything else in its respective discog.
Everything is Fire
Believe it or not, there was actually a point where I didn't particularly like Ulcerate.
I found their sound too fragmented, too chaotic, the lack of hooks was maddening,
but I was an idiot back then and now I see the light and this album is the god damn
|gosh darn it|
|Tell me ur stories pleb|
|Might make a counter list.|
Mostly swee albums and I liked that you mentioned me (subtly) on Kashiwa :D
|good write up Jac. as for me, Yes - CttE was instalove. could have something to do with the illicit concoction brewing away in my head as I first gave it a go.|
|"plebs, specifically of the big variety" fucking lol'd|
Didn't like Floyd at first, whoa
|nice list lold at bigpleb shoutout|
|BULLIES, FUCKIN BULLIES THE LOT OF YA :[|
|cool original list idea why aren't you staff yet srs|
|insurrection is conspiring to keep me down|
|aye, more confessional lists. ey up!|
|but like have u seen a greg84 list lately they're just 'here's some albums released in an alloted time period with genre tags'|
|ye they slay agrd why i no one discussing their favs tho omg|
|I commented and no-one replied so fuck you all I'm leaving|
|fk u then|
|rust in peace 5|
master of puppets 5
ok computer 5
dirt 4.5 then 5
wish you were here 5
doolittle 4 then 4.5 then 5
|i'm on me phone but here's a couple..... shadows collide with people - loved straight away was overcome with warmth and vibes
and feelings and a swelling in me chest..... roman candle - felt like i was intruding on a dude's personal diary, was amazed at the
songwriting ability and nimble guitar playing but mostly at those shaky little doubletracked voices... gave me a strong strong
nostalgia for some place i've only been in dreams|
|that was deep~~|
|just tryna participate thx 4 reading|
|queen is dead - wow this slaps morrissey is literally my favorite human being|
pornography - wow this shit is dark it's ok (listen no.1) wow this shit is dark and it also slaps (listen no. 2)
loveless - these are some fuzzy ass riffs wow it slaps
souvlaki - wow this slaps YOUR MESSED UP LIFE STILL THRILLS ME
|an age among them - 'this rules dick'|
|Yay another awesome Jac list :D. For me...|
UP: Really enjoyed it first listen and just got even better, technical mindfuckery. Didn't like the vocals much but instrumentally it was so perfect I didn't care.
None so Vile: Don't remember
Epidemic of Violence: Adored it first listen, the shear vile aggression gave me a massive grin as I wondered on the most awesome riffs and vocals put into Thrash. Headbangs were performed on that day, everything I wanted from a Thrash record and more.
F#A#Infinity: Struck a chord with me first listen, had my jaw dropped by East Hastings and the intro.
Slow Riot: Didn't know what to think really, I knew this was something to invest to since it was more of an experience then an album. It got worse and worse for me so I went to Infinity, jaw dropped and went back to this. After 6 listens it finally clicked.
Symphony of the Vampire: I've never fanboyed so hard in my life when I first heard this, it's everything I ever wanted from Kamijo. Condenced, immaculate songwriting (especally transistions) with an epic concept + 30 minute music video. Thank god my parents were away when I listened to this I'll put it that way xD. Everyone who can give Power Metal a chance or enjoys it urgently needs to listen to this, AOTY for me by a mile.
|Merveilles: Didn't love this until 5 listens in. I really didn't know what to think of it, was so unique I was just trying to make sense of it all and trying to get used to Gackt's vocal style.|
Catch 33: As of writing, I've never had a first listen this gripping and intense ever. I've finally gotten into Meshuggah's sound and was digging their discography alot, especally I but I had one album left, this. I was completely zoned out by the pure sonic force and repetition of the soulless, never ending riffs until Mind's Mirrors where I just went "What the fuck am I listening to", taking me through endless, bleak atmospheres I've never been so invested in an album listen. This is probably the only time ever I'd consider a Hawks rating if I was on this site when I listen to it, fucking mindblowing.
California: The usual story with this album, the grower to end all growers. Think it's cool but nothing mindblowing first listen and then you're like "OMG this is the best"
ITAOTS: Adored it first listen, emotionally invested through every note and word. This is raved enough on this site so I'll just end it there.
Blackwater Park: Same case as California really although far, far quicker and consumed my life back in year 9.
Calculating Infinity: Didn't enjoy it at all, thought it was dull, repetitive in tone and a one trick pony. It took me two years to enjoy this record, and now it's one of my 5's. Probably the most listens before I started to like an album.
Art of Life: Enjoyed it, but even when I was 12 I knew this would require many listens to fully get a grip off. My taste was starting to grow for the first time and this was a massive undertaking for me. I guess you can call this the first album I truely ever invested in.
|bach is amazing|
|Music has the right to children|
We are the Romans
The shape of punk to come
|pr good, rl good, 5|
|I didn't get the shape of punk at all when I first heard it|
|Damn nice one calc|
|Well you asked, and you got an answer :3|
|first time I heard Tubular Bells I probably made some baby noises and threw a toy aeroplane|
|Loveless, was a low 4 at first. Thought it was pleasant and a decent listen every once in a while. Now it's pretty much my favorite album, and I get chills every time I put it on|
|ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space - I've never heard anything like this. Still haven't.|
OK Computer - I wonder if it'll be like the Bends, Paranoid Android is a mental single....Whollop.
Nevermind - music as a force was born
leaves turn inside you. Messing around on Spotify, pressed play, continued to listen as I went on an autumn walk. The earth moved.
|Jane Doe - hate the vocals and... bam! suddenly love everything about this albin|
Kind of blue - my first jazz records i love
and yeah,program music is an insta5
|10 is full o hooks|
|The Holy Bible, thought it was incredibly dull compared to other Manic's work. that's about it tho|
|I still can't get into anything 8 has made. |
|You forgot pale cummunion|
|5/5 better than bwp after 2 tracks aoty of all times|