A positive spin on the bands who lost it thread http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4424371
There are quite a few bands in recent years where I've been pretty certain their music wasn't for me, and then I check out their latest release and I'm totally won over (and revisit the previous ones, and sometimes my opinion hasn't changed much)
An unpopular opinion - and I don't mean to troll - but Boxer was exactly this for me. I had tried getting into The National a few times before that, and even with Boxer it took a little while to click. Still not nuts on Alligator or any of the earlier records, to be honest, and yet Boxer is definitely one of my top 20 favourite albums. Perseverance and time are important - I mean, what did you think the first time you tried Guinness or Whisky?
Bright Eyes' 'Lifted...' changed my heart too, and allowed me to get beyond Conor's vocals, which on cursory listens to Fevers, I hadn't been able to hear beyond. Became obsessed with everything from that point on tho, and love the earlier stuff now (although I can kinda see why on first listens it wasn't doing it for me)
Just listening to the new Wave Machines album (think I may've been confusing them with Wave Pictures).