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PauLo 01-05-2019 12:28 PM

Bands/Artists that took you ages to get into...
 
The bands that didn't click with you on first listen, but you kept going back to for some reason. For me, the most obvious were Burial and Kendrick Lamar. You can probably find posts on here from my writing them off. But now I really dig them.

dweedman 01-05-2019 11:52 PM

The Stone Roses, Bob Dylan and Radiohead (though I've recently reversed somewhat in that regard, don't fancy any Radiohead post The Bends much anymore, probably from overlistening).

Tomo 02-05-2019 08:41 AM

I'm not sure there are artists as such, but definitely albums.

The Sharon Van Etten album from last year is the obvious answer. I thought it was distinctly average last year, and is now my most listened to album of 2019.
Diiv, were a highly rated indie band a few years back, and my mates raved about them. I couldn't get the first album at all, but the 2nd album blew me away.

El Aguila 08-05-2019 10:37 PM

Joni Mitchell. Couldn’t get past her voice on those 60s records. By and large, the records that reach deepest are often the ones you have to work to find your way into, aren’t they? Especially as you get older and more befuddled. I didn’t really get Mingus for ages, either.

Bizarro 09-05-2019 07:05 AM

Neil Young, an ex of mine loved him and played his albums a lot I hated it, in the 18 years since we split up I've really started to like him,I saw her recently and she can't believe I'm into him so much now.

Smoz 15-05-2019 08:15 PM

Steely Dan, just copied this from a post I did a few years ago ...

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 13623448)
Steely Dan are one of those bands that creep up on you, without you noticing that you like them. There's the odd track now and again you hear and like, then you listen to a compilation, then seek out the original albums. A few months later you are hooked without realising it.

Hated them when I was younger because the music sounded so slick, clean and produced. Once they sneaked in under my radar then the lyrics started kicking in too.


Am Phibian 15-05-2019 08:27 PM

Fleetwood Mac, Siouxsie and the Banshees, China Crisis and The Stranglers

Late to the party but into all of them big time now.

Elton John had started turning my head recently too. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has me by the cojones at the moment. Never paid it much attention until a fortnight ago.

El Aguila 15-05-2019 08:35 PM

Steely Dan, of course.

PauLo 18-08-2019 10:04 PM

A few recent ones are Thundercat and Bon Iver. Always listened to both when they had new albums out but nothing clicked. But recently, they’ve both been hitting the spot.

Eric the Ginga 19-08-2019 07:33 AM

The Smiths - and consequently Johnny Marr, who I’ve now seen in concert. Outstanding.

Stellavista 21-08-2019 06:54 PM

When I was young, Zappa. Took a couple years before I recognised his utter genius. Beefheart as well.

El Aguila 21-08-2019 07:15 PM

I thought you would hate Beefheart, with all that bluesy business.

west country boy 21-08-2019 07:26 PM

Zappa and Beefheart are even worse than The Doors.

El Aguila 21-08-2019 07:28 PM

I expect you’ll grow into it.

Braders 21-08-2019 07:58 PM

Great thread. The Cure.

Stellavista 22-08-2019 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14889514)
I thought you would hate Beefheart, with all that bluesy business.

One of the exceptions, as is Dr John.;)

leeeooooh2 22-08-2019 10:42 AM

A previous answer is correct, music that takes a while to "get" usually end up as your favourites.

For me, Flaming lips (Dad rock) Nick Cave (an even more depressed Cohen) love them both now.

Maidstoned Eagle 22-08-2019 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14889530)
I expect you’ll grow into it.

He still measures everyone against The Wurzels.

Maidstoned Eagle 22-08-2019 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by PauLo (Post 14886523)
A few recent ones are Thundercat and Bon Iver. Always listened to both when they had new albums out but nothing clicked. But recently, they’ve both been hitting the spot.

Thundercat deserves props.just for getting Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins on the same track.

west country boy 22-08-2019 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14889928)
He still measures everyone against The Wurzels.

They were never the same after Adge died in that car crash.


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