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The Albums I Never Liked... Do I Like Them Now?

So a few weeks ago, I did a post where I exposed my 2016 music taste and compared it with my current music taste, so I just want to talk really about the albums I never used to like, and see if I like them now. There's some on here that I do now love, but 2016 Grace hated with a passion! But, there's also some I still don't like, but let's give this a go and see what I do and don't like!

So, back in the day when I was proper getting into pop-punk and was really getting into all these different bands, there was some albums I went "Nope, don't like that one track so I don't like the album", but believe me, now I don't judge albums like that, because I still got an album I wasn't the biggest fan of tattooed on me, so take that as you will! 

So let's get into this; 

I never liked Black Lines by Mayday Parade really, I thought it was their worst album tied with Anywhere But Here, but I just refused to listen to it, however, my music taste has matured, and there were some songs (the singles) on the album, that I did enjoy, but the vibe of the album was so much darker than what I used to listen to, so I thought, Mayday being one of my favourite bands, this was a good place to start! 

I still think the singles absolutely slap, and I prefer them now than what I used to! Some of the tracks I still don't love, I don't hate them, but they're just mediocre to me. They aren't the best Mayday songs in my opinion, however, some songs like Let's Be Honest I would really rate now, Narrow still isn't the song for me, but the album has grown on me. Still prefer self-titled, Monsters and A Lesson In Romantics, I prefer Sunnyland to Black Lines. It's better than ABH though, I'll give it that! 

The Verdict - Better, but still not amazing! 

Future Hearts by All Time Low, 

This was the album where I fell out of love with ATL, and for years I wouldn't listen to them because this album and LYR really didn't do it for me, it was only this year I started paying attention to them again, and I loved Wake Up, Sunshine! So it's only fair I give this album another chance. 

From the get-go, I remember why I don't like it. Kicking and Screaming isn't bad, Satellites still makes me want to stitch my ears closed. Something's Gotta Give was always decent, Kids In The Dark isn't bad. Runaways is a song that I used to hate, but I now quite like it. 

Don't Go Now is a song I always skipped because I had no interest in the album, but I actually love it! I also love Bail Me Out, and I'm not as mad at this album as I used to be, there's some good songs, but they're still a lot of meh songs for me. 

The Verdict - Better, some good songs, I overlooked it, but still not my favourite ATL album, and it's not even in my top 3! 

Shapeshifter by Knuckle Puck 

Now, I always loved Copacetic, and I loved Double Helix, but so many people said that Shapeshifter was shit, so I put off listening to it, and would only listen to the popular songs off the album, however, this year that's changed and I've started getting really into KP and that meant I've been listening to Shapeshifter, and it's actually good! I love this album, and I really have fell in love with Knuckle Puck this year, and I can't fault Shapeshifter. I think it's incredible! 

The Verdict - AMAZING! 100% love this album! 

What You Don't See by The Story So Far

Back in the day, this was too heavy for me. But saying that, I used to think Beartooth were really heavy and really intense... I've definitely matured! I love this album now, and I see why everyone always rated it so highly, but I was too much of a child to appreciate it, or even try and give it a chance. This album is home to possibly my favourite TSSF song (Empty Space) and honestly, it's a solid album! I don't know what was wrong with young me, because this is so good! This isn't a new opinion, I've thought this for at least a year if not more! 

The Verdict - Incredible, flawless. One of the best albums they've done! 

Suicide Season by Bring Me The Horizon 

Everyone loves this album, and for me, I never could get into early BMTH. I couldn't stand anything prior to Sempiternal. But of course, I've matured with my music taste. I still don't love it, it's alright, but it doesn't do it for me. There are some good songs on it like Chelsea Smile, Diamonds Aren't Forever and It Was Written In Blood. I don't hate it, but it's an album I'd have to be in the mood to listen to. 

The Verdict - It's better than I remember, and it's alright. It's not bad, not my favourite BMTH album though! 


So, I'm going to end this post here, but I might do a part 2 to this, and maybe even a part 3 at some part, because there's so many albums I didn't like but I'm willing to try again. 


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