Songs that you didn't appreciate when they were new

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  1. blowtorch

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    If there's a new general style emerging (which you know, hasn't happened in decades now), sometimes it takes the passage of time for me to enjoy it, and often I think that's simple nostalgia. Like,

    "Hey this crappy music from 20 years ago isn't nearly as crappy as today's crappy music!"

    But if I really really like something, I'm gonna know it instantaneously, the first time I hear it, right off the bat. None of this let it grow on me" crap. Things like styles and trends don't apply, in that sense
     
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    You can like or dislike Steely Dan, but you can't call them 'inauthentic'
     
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    Pearl Jam as a whole missed me completely.
    A couple tunes are tolerable now.
     
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    When Talking Heads just released their first album and radio was playing Psycho Killer, I was telling everyone how bad this song was and couldn't believe it was getting airplay. What did I know?
     
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    Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind.

    I thought it was annoying when it was played on the radio constantly. But it actually has some pretty dark and interesting lyrics that aren’t your run of the mill pop song.

    It wasn’t until more of their singles came out that I started to like that band, and that first album became one of my all-time favorites. The whole thing is an under appreciated gem that gets unfairly lumped in with some of their contemporaries. Lot more depth to that album than many other popular rock bands at the time.

    I guess I still listen to that song the least on that album, but I appreciate it as part of a great album that was very important to me in high school and remains so.
     
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    "Feelings"
     
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    This this appears to have turned into 'bands you didn't like' more than 'songs you didn't like'.

    Anyway, U2 'One' is a song I didn't like but now I do. I still don't care much for anything else they've done.
     
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    Mambo #5 (number 5 not hashtag 5, damn millennials)

    "A little bit of Mary all night long".

    Let me state the importance of this again, "A little bit of Mary all night long".
     
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    There's an NPR radio interview with the "composer" of that song that's pretty funny. He was delighted to find out his song was going to be used on a TV show, but didn't find out 'til it aired that it was being used as an instrument of torture.
     
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    The joke is on me. I can’t get this song out of my head...
     
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    Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen.

    Redemption Song - Bob Marley.

    Most of Led Zeppelin's back catalogue.

    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking.
     
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    40 years ago I would have strongly disagreed. Not anymore ! ;)
     
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    I can really appreciate and understand how much he lived this song - Now.

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    "nothing more than Feelings..."
     
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    "trying to forget" is about right.
     
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    Been on a 335 kick lately, I’m checking out guitarist who play them. I’ve rediscovered Johnny Rivers and how he had some great songs that I didn’t understand when I was younger.


    Musically, a little dated but what a great lyric and story...

     
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    "Shattered." The Stones
     
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    At 13 my brother's ZZ Top First Album was painful.
    Now it's like a beloved tutorial.

    U2. Had no use for them and assumed they were someone I wouldn't want to hear right up until I heard The Joshua Tree in a record store without knowing who it was. I bought that and all their previous CDs.
    Their stuff after that, not so much...
     
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    Hey Work, I haven't listened to a Pearl Jam tune to this day, not because I don't like them, but more because they just slipped past me somehow. I'm a ukulele lover, though, and I really like some of the uke tunes that Eddie Vetter did a few years ago; pretty cool, just one uke and one voice, but it works.

     
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