when's the last time you were guilty of disliking some good music just because it seemed unfashionable at the time?

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...and then later realizing your mistake.
I'd say for me it might have been the last DJ Shadow album, you know? Like I might have read some not-so-glowing reviews and (oh god of all things to base an opinion on) thought the album's cover art was really whack, so I didn't even listen to it with fair ears. I guess I still have only heard that one "you can't go home again" song, but listening to it now I really like it a lot more than I did at the time.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 04:21 (seventeen years ago) link

nobody wants to fess up to this one.
I was "too cool" to listen to the Beastie Boys way back when, I even stood outside the Warner Theater in DC while they opened for PIL.
I happened upon Paul's Boutique much later and really regretted not giving them a chance (and missing my chance to see them in a smaller venue, before they got huge).
Live and learn.

Brandon Welch (Brandon Welch), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 05:22 (seventeen years ago) link

anything Australian pre 1988 and post 1995

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 05:24 (seventeen years ago) link

all that Smiths and Joy Division crap

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 05:25 (seventeen years ago) link

History has spoken.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 06:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm usually more guilty of disliking good music because it seems fashionable.

Nick A. (Nick A.), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 10:48 (seventeen years ago) link

ditto

James Blount (James Blount), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 10:51 (seventeen years ago) link

but nick those are identical thoughts, really

mig, Wednesday, 7 May 2003 00:42 (seventeen years ago) link

UK garage and nu-metal in the form of Deftones and System of a Down. I'd like to think I don't do it anymore, but you can never be sure until after the event.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 00:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I've been guilty of it in the past for some higher profile hip hop stuff (Missy Elliot, Outkast) but it was probably more from media overkill than being unfashionable.

Mil, Wednesday, 7 May 2003 05:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Nearly everyone in my peer group hates Spears and Aguilera,
and have since the beginning. I followed suit, but
"I'm A Slave 4 U" gave me pause. Now I've come to realize
that most of their uptempo singles are dang good
(especially Spears).

squirl plise, Wednesday, 7 May 2003 07:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Never cared about what is trendy or fashionable anyway, except I have hoped for my favourite genres to become fashionable (which they did in the mid 90s with Britpop)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 08:59 (seventeen years ago) link

not exactly a case like Dan I. outlines it upthread, but more of an occasion of someone else (a good pal of mine, actually, a classmate back in secondary school) doing their passionate best trying to make me feel guilty because i preferred "this worthless" - and "unfashionable", yes, at least in our neck o' da woods - "primitive rawk garbage" to the "really cool stuff". for i'd just said to him that in my opinion Lou Reed's Rock And Roll Animal (the first Reed rekkid i'd heard then) sounded much more exciting than Yes's Fragile and Close To The Edge put together (which were the only Yes albums i'd heard at that time, around '75-'77)

he was puzzled; i remained unconvinced. and vice versa.
(eventually, for me, the situation sort of changed over the years. tho never becoming a true Yes man, i've by now lost nearly all love for ol' L'uRe'd)

somewhat strangely (or perhaps not) amongst my circle of friends there was at the same time a solid consensus concerning "those German guys" - Tangerine Dream'ers were firmly believed to be the real deal whereas Kraftwerk were "yo kno, just jokers"
(-- haha?)

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 23:09 (seventeen years ago) link

These days it's buy the cool stuff, steal the uncool, honestly. In the past, whether something is fashionable or not has played a big part in whether I'm willing to give it more listening time after the initial judgment (i'm a big believer in listening to something you don't like until you listen right).

Adam A. (Keiko), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 23:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Kid Rock.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Saturday, 10 May 2003 16:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't understand this thread.

Evan (Evan), Saturday, 10 May 2003 17:14 (seventeen years ago) link

There's probably a bunch of these but none come to mind. However, I was definitely guilty of linking some bad music just because it was fashionable. I found two reviews I wrote in high school where I inexplicably praised Soundgarden because they're were authentic, not because I actually enjoyed anything of theirs.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 10 May 2003 17:38 (seventeen years ago) link


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