Sorry for the negative thread. I'm thinking particularly pre-mp3 era when you'd wait excitedly for a release date or you'd rush home with a new purchase, excitedly tear off the celophane, stuff it in your stereo and then slowly die a little inside as you realised that it wasn't actually that good.
For me it was 'Tweez' the first Slint album. I'd been a massive fan of 'Spiderland' and waited patiently for 'Tweez' to arrive in the post from the USA. And then.... it's not that great ('Carol' excepted).
Free 1 million indie points to whoever says they like 'Tweez' better by the way.