I went out and bought the album at his urging, and gave it several listens. Despite a couple of songs that were pretty good, it didn’t really grab me and I put it up on the shelf to be forgotten.
A couple of weeks ago I was playing video games (like I do) with my iPod shuffling through my songs. A song came on and I was like, “what is this? I like it”. So I looked and it was My Chemical Romance. So I sat down and gave “The Black Parade” another listen, and you know what? I loved it. Begnning to end, I was drawn in.
How did an album that I didn’t particularily enjoy suddenly became so enjoyable?
For the sake of interest, here is a sampling of some of the albums that I was initially indifferent towards, but now love.
Dave Matthews Band – “Before These Crowded Streets”
Toad the Wet Sprocket – “Dulcinia”
REM – “Automatic for the People”
Radiohead – “The Bends”
Peter Gabriel – “Up” (which I would now possibly call my favorite album of ever… yes of ever!).
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