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The recent music thread about new old music got me thinking.

I recently started listening to Tool and really enjoy their sound. My college roommate was obsessed with them and I always dismissed it as typical metal/thrash that I thought I was above; granted my listening sessions were narrow minded and only 10-15 seconds. I could not have been more wrong. After listening to their two later albums, 10,000 Days and Lateralus, I am hooked. I guess it makes sense because some people consider it prog rock, of which I'm a huge fan. Their different time signatures and cerebral sound is addicting.

Any bands you hated first but grew to love?
 

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This isn't so much as a change of heart but more of guilty pleasure. I'm talking 'bout Taylor Swift. Man, that song "Shake It Off" is burned in my skull bucket. I always though her vapid and that if she wasn't pretty she would be nowhere but I have come to appreciate those who make well crafted pop songs. What's so funny 'bout that? Anyway, I used the same reasoning to defend Madonna in the '80's, so, take it for what it's worth.
 

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The recent music thread about new old music got me thinking.

I recently started listening to Tool and really enjoy their sound. My college roommate was obsessed with them and I always dismissed it as typical metal/thrash that I thought I was above; granted my listening sessions were narrow minded and only 10-15 seconds. I could not have been more wrong. After listening to their two later albums, 10,000 Days and Lateralus, I am hooked. I guess it makes sense because some people consider it prog rock, of which I'm a huge fan. Their different time signatures and cerebral sound is addicting.

Any bands you hated first but grew to love?
Hole - I didn't listen to them when they were together but have since learned to appreciate them. Maybe if Courtney eves sobers up they could do a reunion tour
 

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I never hated him but was very indifferent towards Paul Simon but as of a few years ago love a lot of his stuff.

I always hated early Van Halen (similar college roomate story there) but think it's great rock now.
 

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Maybe not a particular band but a genre that I would have turned my nose up at several years ago (during my rocker days) is now my go to. Trip hop is a term used for some of this; groups like Thievery Corporation, Zero 7, Boards of Canada, Tycho. Some of it treads dangerously close to smooth jazz, but I tell myself it's not.
 

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This band I went full circle on. When I was young I didn't like Metallica when I was pretty young and the "One" video creeped me out. As I hit my teenage years I discovered I rather enjoyed their music and even learned how to play a couple of their songs on guitar (besides Nothing Else Matters) in my feeble attempt to feel/look cool. Forward some more years into my adulthood and after the whole Napster which hunt I started to dislike them again. Mainly due to Lars and their Napster witchhunts....it was all in they handled it and how he came across (I understand his points these days but it still leaves one of those bitter tastes in your mouth type of thing).

To quote Peter Griffin "It really grinds my gears!!".
 

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Maybe not a particular band but a genre that I would have turned my nose up at several years ago (during my rocker days) is now my go to. Trip hop is a term used for some of this; groups like Thievery Corporation, Zero 7, Boards of Canada, Tycho. Some of it treads dangerously close to smooth jazz, but I tell myself it's not.
Thievery Corp is good stuff.
 

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Abba. Yes, I know. :eek:

I think Janeane Garafalo or someone had some sort of bit about "finally achieving Abba acceptance". I thought that was so weird, 'til I experienced it for myself.
 

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Not a band, but a genre, would be hair metal of the '80's. I was born in 75 and the first genre I really took a liking to was rap. Obviously the Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill was my first taste then I delved deep into the rap scene so I was naturally a hater of hair metal. Nowadays, I love listening to some Crue, Poison, Def Lepard, etc... and haven't listened to much rap in 10-15 years.
 

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For many years I was very dismissive of Rap & Hip Hop & Acid Jazz, not any more.
I like the older stuff mostly. Today I was blasting Greyboy, Hieroglyphics, Souls of Mischief, & A Tribe Called Quest (RIP Phife Dawg).
 

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Creedence Clearwater. All opera and classical vocal. Country & Western. Anything with a twang. Am I dating myself? Huh?
 

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70s prog rock. As a teen of the 80s (and loyal to 80s metal and New Wave) I disliked everything 1970s all my life. Until maybe the last 8 years when they put that Journey song at the end of the Sopranos last episode.

Now the only local radio channel I can stand is the one that plays mainly 70s prog rock, go figure! Not that I listen to FM radio much.

I think it is a natural thing to have nostalgia for sensations of youth, even those things in the background you weren't into at the time as a toddler and adolescent.

the scary thing is .. 70s prog rock is ~40 years old now. when 70s prog rock was current, the music 40 years prior was .... omg even Glenn Miller, The Andrew Sisters and Sinatra weren't invented yet!
 

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Abba. Yes, I know. :eek:

I think Janeane Garafalo or someone had some sort of bit about "finally achieving Abba acceptance". I thought that was so weird, 'til I experienced it for myself.
Yep, Abba for me as well. Lived in Spain in the 90s for a few years and hey, when in Spain, listen to Abba. Bernie could write a great melody and them ladies could sing some harmony.
 
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