Reappraise You Like You Should



Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth 25 large to spend at any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

We ask simply for a tune we can play on Monday.

This week’s theme: Reappraisal.

What band/artist did you loathe in your youth but now listen to with fresh, tingling, enlightened ears.

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to _____________________ but now enjoy their/his/her sounds,  in particular__________________’

Lines MUST close at 5.50pm MIDNIGHT Sunday!

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47 thoughts on “Reappraise You Like You Should

  1. Casey

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to ……Oasis… found them whingy and grimey (like they lived in a cloud of smoke and pile of ashes) – unlike 99% of the population I could not stand them.

    The I heard the importance of being idle and something clicked, I actually really liked them. The older 90s stuff still sounds like they are singing whilst singing on a stained sofa in a minging bedsit but I would not tuen off the radio if they were on any more.

  2. Hank

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to me da doing me ma but now enjoy their/his/her sounds, in particular when I’m gently dozing off at the end of a busy day

  3. Bertie Blenkinsop

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to Billie Holiday, probably because I associated it with music my Da liked, then I learned more about her, how she died penniless, handcuffed as she lay dying and then as I grew and went through certain events in my life I could associate more with the tragedy and pathos in her voice and music to the extent that I listen to little else now.

  4. Penfold

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to Mogwai but now enjoy their sounds, in particular their “Happy Songs for Happy People” album.
    The hatred was simply down to sibling rivalry, I hated them from the beginning as my brother loved them. Never gave them a chance. Shame on me, but fully appreciate their greatness now!

  5. Mourinho

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to
    the Counting Crows, because they did a Pepsi ad,
    but now enjoy their sounds, in particular
    The August and Everything After album.

    Still a classic.

  6. Spud1

    Not a specific, but more about a genre:

    ‘At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to classical music but now enjoy many of the classical sounds, in particular the great classical musicians.
    I guess my Dad was a big classical listener when I was a nipper, and that put me in the ‘God Dad, turn that rubbish off!!’ as I’d want either Mr Blobby, Zig and Zag or something else on instead.
    But as I’ve grown older (and hopefully wiser?) and even a father myself, I’ve discovered the amazing relaxation properties of classical music.
    I still almost feel dirty playing it up loud!

  7. Christopher Carroll

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to R.E.M. – I associated them with simplistic, sentimental pop like Shiny Happy People and Everybody Hurts – but now enjoy their/his/her sounds, in particular the early albums Life’s Rich Pageant and Fables of the Reconstruction, which have a raw, raging pulse that’s completely distinct, foreshadowing the grunge movement to come.’

    1. know man is an island

      Predictable, trite and boring

      for clarity, that’s your comment I’m referring to.

  8. mark1

    ‘At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to Fleetwood Mac (post Peter Greene) but now enjoy their sounds, in particular “Go Your Own Way”. I think discovering in later years what a crazy bunch of people they all were when making Rumours has endeared them to me.

    1. know man is an island

      That and the fact they’re some of the finest songwriters of the last 50 years

  9. dylad

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to …oh hang on, I’ve always had excellent taste in music and still don’t like The Levellers.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      GODAMMIT! I knew there was some Levellers song on a Q Magazine CD I got free in the 90s. I looked it up (Hope Street) and now it’s an earworm.

  10. Starina

    At one point in my life (when I was a spiky teenager who thought all female singers were either trying too hard to butch it up or were folky fartwads, with the notable exception of Shirley Manson and Courtney Love. I also thought feminists hated men. lol what a dumbass) I sincerely could not listen to Tori Amos but now enjoy her sounds, in particular the first three albums. You can see her moving lyrically from viscerally-relatable coming-of-age lyrics through darker story-telling to being a battle-scarred but strong woman. I love her SO much now and I really wish I had given her a chance as a teenager cos her music woulda helped.

  11. MoyestWithExcitement

    At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to Led Zeppelin as I gad them in the same box as Slade in my head (lame old 70s pop music by lame old guys desperately trying to look young) but now enjoy their sounds having actually listened to them for more than 5 minutes, in particular all of Zeppelin 4.

    1. Starina

      yeah this was another one. i thought they were a hair metal band until i was forced to listen to them properly. so good.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        Yoy can probably blame them for hair metal though. They all stole their looks and high pitched voices from Page and Plant.

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I saw Page and Plant live in California in 1998.
      I knew nothing about their music: I was there with a bunch of guys who were horrified that the ticket had been wasted on me. It was a fantastic gig and I decided I’d look into their music afterwards.
      Never bothered.
      So now so.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        If you’re in any way musically inclined as opposed to song…ally inclined, it’d be worth an hour or two.

    3. ivan

      led Zep 3 is the one does it for me; 4 never really clicked.

      Can I just say though about Slade? Don’t knock ’em. Leave aside That Christmas Tune, I know it’s annoying, but they’re another one of those Fine Singles Bands (and there’s nowt wrong with that) that the UK used to churn out (see also Queen for example). Nobody taking themselves too seriously, but definitely taking their job of Cheering Up The Punters oh-so-seriously.

      Introspective music suited to accompany a quiet game of scrabble in front of an open fire on a rainy November sunday afternoon? Hell no, but that’s not to say one should write ’em off.

      I’ll give LZ4 another go.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        Ah I don’t mind Slade. I was probably about 10 when I made that observation. When were Page and Plant on top of the pops? I remember that was the first time I saw them.

        LZ 4 for me because that was the first album I listened to when I actually knew who they were so it’s got more emotional resonance for me. That whirring sound at the beginning of the first track, Black Dog and then immediately followed by a guitar tone I’d never heard before *and it was from the 70s* just blew my teenaged mind.

  12. pooter

    ‘At one point in my life I sincerely could not listen to – The Angelus -but now enjoy their sounds, in particular their use of the 18 bell structure, roots rhythm, and monotone minimalist resonance , but it has to be said they were a bit of a one hit wonder.

  13. Happy Molloy

    At one point in my life I could not listen to Kenny Rogers as I thought he was pretty naff, as was anything country and western related (this of course being pre my Johnny Cash awakening), but now I love a lot of his song writing like the heartbreaking Ruby that I never really listened to, and the wonderful Coward of the County that confirmed for me that there are certain, quite extreme, situations when you gotta fight to be a man.

    1. know man is an island

      Ruby and Coward of the County are both masterpieces. Indeed so are Lucille and Reuben James.

      When I heard those two you mentioned first I actually thought he was serious as I was too young to tell when people were being sarcastic or taking the piss. Later in life I became convinced he was taking the piss, particularly with Ruby. Nowadays I’m not actually sure.

      1. Happy Molloy

        I’ve taken them as sincere, I wouldn’t say I’m anywhere near familiar enough with him to think otherwise yet :-)

  14. BroadSideSkid

    I bought John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ (unheard) in 1990.
    I was so excited to play it. I put it on, and to my young ears it sounded like a full dishwasher being pushed down a flight of stairs.

    Cut to 2016. I bought a 2nd hand copy on CD purely to see if it was really as bad as I remembered. I couldn’t believe how melodic, soulful and wonderful it was.

    Now, it’s an album a listen to all the time.

  15. Spaghetti Hoop

    1 in 10 by UB40
    I played the album as a kid while the sister was out and I accidentally warped it by leaving it beside the radiator. The fall-out was terrible for me; I was in so much trouble and had to do so many errands to make up the price of the ‘LP’ . I never wanted to hear UB40 again. The only song that could be played after I warped it was 1 in 10; the disc was so contorted that the needle would fly off into space but would settle on 1 in 10 which was in the inside of the disc.

    It was at the same sister’s funeral in 2015 that I heard 1 in 10 again; she was, coincidentally, the 1 in 10 that die of lymphoma cancer every year.

    The song does not make me sad about vinyl-warping or death; I think it’s just about people who are under the radar and want to be. I want to be 1 in 10 not 9 in 10. I love the song now, for it’s darkness and eighties multi-racial band that UB40 were.

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