Music you thought sucked but, in hindsight....

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  1. Slyy

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    Late 70s, hated this genre at the time, but I know now what effort & skill it took in it's composition.
     
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    Disco
    Because it was everywhere
    Seemingly even in your breakfast cereal...(got over it)

    Now
    Rap & Hip-Hop (ST rules & decency constrain me)
     
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    Back in the day, this one used to make me cringe. But now I'm quite fond of it.

     
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    I'm starting to like some of the '80s power ballads. Never listened to the radio back then and I was focused on the metal of the day and the shredders. Now I've got an easy listening channel tuned in and I'm digging stuff by Chicago, Roxette, and yes, Richard Marx. My fiance can't believe I never heard a lot of this stuff when it was popular.

    At least people could really sing back then. Somehow in the '90s we embraced off-key singing and a bunch of Axl Rose wannabes, and I'm kinda done with that.
     
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    I used to hold early 80's sappy pop (Simple Minds, Dexy's Midnight Runners, etc.) in utter contempt.

    Now, okay, it's still lousy music, but it reminds me of when I was 18, 19, years old. Young. Thin. Better hair. Still believed in stuff.

    The nostalgia has overwhelmed the contempt.
     
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    80’s synth-pop are great! Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, A-ha, Depeche Mode +++
     
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    I was not very fond of either The Police or Tom Petty when they came out. I've rethought that stance now
     
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    The Smiths. Then again, Morrisey will start talking and remind me again what I didn't like in the first place. I do appreciate Johnny Marr in a way I didn't before.

    JAMES
     
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    I was a huge metalhead when I was a teen in the 80's. Anything else just seemed stupid and not worth my precious time. There were a lot of progressive/college type bands from back then that the preppy kids listened to, so of course we hated. I hate that I backed myself into that corner now because a lot of that stuff is awesome and I missed out on it when it was current.
     
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    For me, strangely, I hated county music when I was young. However, by the early 90s I was sold. I'm not a huge fan of modern country, but country from the late 80s-2015 I liked a lot. To me, It's kinda gone down hill in recent years.
     
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    I know this wasn't one of the bands you mentioned, but given a second listen, I'm ready to argue A Flock of Seagulls was as much a guitar band as a synth band.



    JAMES
     
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    Opera. even as a grownup i claimed to hate it... i worked at a chain record store when Three Tenors was moving units... bleeccch.

    but now all of a sudden its beautiful to me... and youtube is full of various companies around the world posted livestreams of full length operas... a nice alternative to netflix
     
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    Ahhh music and food. Brussel sprouts are actually good. Who would have thought?!
     
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    Sounds like teenage me in the 90s. If it wasn't metal, it was crap. I eventually discovered how good all that other non-metal stuff is, though. But I still can't get into jazz...
     
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    For me: The 80's Hair Bands.

    Compared to [most] of the stuff churned out today, sounds genius!
     
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    I never thought it sucked but when I was a teen I got sick of hearing The Foo Fighters all the time. All their songs sounded the same to me and thought it was generic but now in hindsight I really like them and understand what Dave Grohl was going for.
     
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    In the 70's I was a clueless kid looking for something mystical or some kind of "profound" message in music, so I only cared about genres and bands that I perceived to run along those lines - prog (Yes, Early Genesis, Tull, Uriah Heep), hard rock (Zeppelin, Purple, Heart), Fusion Jazz (Stanley Clarke, Dimeola, Chic Corea), and things like that. Disco, punk, pop, etc., appeared superficial and overly materialistic.

    With the years I outgrew the silly need to look for deep messages in music and learned to appreciate it for what it is. Like others said, there is good music and there is crap, the genre is of no consequence when it comes to quality. Today I have a library that spans all genres, nationalities, ethnicities, and content. And if something is good, even when it might not be my cup of tea, I can still appreciate it as something that is good.
     
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    I wonder if Ill like current music more at some point?
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    For me the profoundness of music speaks for itself. Even if its only meant to entertain. But, yeah at the time, if it wasn't serious I wasn't into it.
     
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