ITT: Albums you weren't expecting to be good but ended up being REALLY GOOD.
Literally found this in the dollar bin and it's slowly becoming one of my favourite albums
Bowie's 90s stuff is really underrated.
THIS. That cover art is so unfortunate... makes it look like some shitty bro country album. I thought it was just a meme for the longest time.
I was expecting it to be mediocre or cringeworthy (Yes has a dated sound IMO) but what I got was an angel's orgasm
Yes. It's classic country music in the vein of Johnny Cash or Hank Williams, and it has some of the best lyricism I've heard in any genre. It's slow, depressive stuff. His label forced him to use that terrible cover in an attempt to increase his mainstream appeal, which is quite amusing as the average bro who wants to chill to some pop-country would be horribly put off by Aldean's dark and melancholic style.
I was expecting it to be like What Burns and American Don, but ended up with something WAY different
>going through Genesis' discography
>3.40 rating on RYM
What the fuck? Are people over there that butthurt about prog bands turning pop during the 80s? Even so, this album is prog pop, it blends their earlier sound with pop tendencies surprisingly well. Fuck me if this isn't one of the better albums released by a prog rock band during the early 80s.
baka desu senpai
>mfw Guide Vocal returns during Duke's Travels for an epic album finale
>mfw fucking Behind the Lines is reprised immediately afterwards
fuck people who hate this album
I guess Night Thoughts would count too, the two tracks released for radio beforehand felt too radio-friendly at first but the rest of the album more than made up for it.
I thought I'd give it a try, since I'm open to all kinds of musics.
Turns out tuvan and mongilian folk/throat singing music is amazing.
in spite of being stupidly into bowie for a long time - relatively speaking - this was the album which i just didn't get the hype for. i now consider it his best album, along with lodger, scary monsters and stationtostation of course.
new wavey, grotesque theatre-of-the-absurd pop.
true. what burns and american don are good albums nonetheless, but for respect is definitely more aggressive.
best king crimson album i've listened to.
it obviously is.
I generally avoid mostly everything by Bowie after Scary Monsters but Heathen is a really beautiful record. Definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Blackstar.
The cover looked so uninviting and the track lenghts made it worse. I couldn't believe them.
That was 6 years ago. I love it.
Oh, ok. I've never listened to Brand New, so I assumed you were just making a shallow comment on the lyrics. I quite liked the guitar style. It's an interesting twist on typical country instrumentation.
I was surprised by it as well, everyone hypes up Low but I thought it was dull and bad when I listened to it so I was expecting the same from Heroes. I was gratefully proven wrong.
Heathen and everything after it is essential Bowie in my opinion.
Also I'd say Outside and Black Tie White Noise are worth a listen as well.
Low is much better in my opinion. Every song on side 1 has a perfect hook, and side 2 has better electronic experiments than the ones on Heroes.
I like both, but Low is still a much better record for me.
This, and about half of Bowie's discography that I hadn't listened to. Especially>>62013108
i heard so many people talking shit about this album and then I heard it and found out its one of their best albums
I have listened to all the Bowie I could get my hands on, and didn't expect much from this one but somehow it ended up being one of my top 10 Bowie albums