Time ago a friend of mine lent me "Full Moon Fever" and "Wildflowers". As I recall, I quite liked FMF and had a sovereign bore listening to "Wildflowers", to the point that I only liked the song that gave title to the album and one or two more at best. I returned "Wildflowers" to my friend after just a few listens (and kept FMF). Now honestly I'm surprised to see it's so highly acclaimed. Maybe I should try to get it again and give it another listen to see if there's something I haven't gotten during those first listens and consequently have been missing.
I don't know if I should be ashamed or not but I also own Hard Promises and have only heard it perhaps twice and both times had a sovereign bore. It isn't TP's fault and perhaps it's because HP hasn't got any of the big songs I like on it or perhaps it because it wasn't FMF or perhaps it was the wrong time to hear it - some albums only work if you are in the right frame of mind, the right age or in the right context.
Well said. That's why maybe I should give "Wildflowers" another listen.
To add my example of a highly acclaimed album I never quite got, the first one that comes to my mind is Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds". It's often ranked among the very best albums of all times and I can't see why because I really don't like it at all.
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
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BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
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