Anything from Phish... oh, wait, no, still hate it..... :D :D :D
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Death metal. Hated the cookie monster vocals and blast beats. Later I started to understand that aggressive music needed aggressive vocals, and what's more aggressive than from-the-depths-of-hell growling. And some of the bands started playing with more consonance, where blast beats actually fit.
Lately I've become enamored of beauty and the beast gothic doom (clean female vocals interspersed with cookie monster male vocals).
I've always been a metal fan, but realistically, 95% of metal is mediocre or just plain bad and that goes for death metal too. But when you find a good one it just works.
Zimwig, Thanks!!!! I have been searching for a particular Greg Brown song for years after hearing it just once on the radio. Found it on the Red House site. "'Cept You and Me, Babe" on Covenant.
I always liked Phish's "Bouncing Round the Room", so there!
Joan Osborn. Can't say I hated "One of Us"; but I thought she was just another Alanis Morrisette clone. Then I picked up Relish at one of those swap things where you bring your mistakes and take those of others. LOVE IT!
I'm gonna start a new thread for songs we've heard once and couldn't find for years.
I am more of a classical and prog-rock guy but Let me add the whole genre: until I upgraded my stereo from BestBuy style to all-NaimAudio rig I was always puzzled whats the fuss about Jazz. Not any more, I still prefer Third Stream (ECM label and such) to Miles and Bird but at least now I cannot say that i "hate it". The learning curve is there, and going thru "jazz for aficionados" is on my To-Do list...