Hey @snowfist! Happy new year!
I think it’s pretty cool that you’ve been listening to albums start to finish. I think that’s the hopes of many artists to see the “whole picture” as it were. I’m an album guy myself and i honestly don’t pay any attention to people that drop singles all the time. When I put on some music, I typically put on an album - not a song. Just my preference or maybe a product of my generation? Haha
Songs I’ve tried to grow to like would be most of Almeria. It’s such an interesting record but no matter how much I try, I just can’t get into it. The lyrics felt almost “generic” on this record… it seems as though Jason did less solo writing on that one but I can’t recall specifically.
There isn’t a single song pre-S&M that I don’t like (OK, YaM got old but to be fair, I knew the song already thanks to that old clip from Ean Merring’s movie).
If there’s anything I’m growing to love, it’s more of JW and ØZ. Ode to Silence was hit or miss at first. I didn’t like the way he release each track as singles because I heard each track on their own, which made them sound “weird” as a cohesive unit at the end. Weird, I know. Now, that album is honestly one of my very favorites.
ØZ on the other hand took a couple of years to get into, beyond the early singles like Technicolour Sky, Dream Child, etc. I didn’t get into them again until after Young Suburban Minds came out and I put the whole lot of it on. I still haven’t grown to like Born/Head Movies/Polly Anna much yet. Knowing Georgiana became For Polly Anna kind of annoyed me because that song kicked ass when they played it live as a rock track lol
As far as songs I’ve grown to dislike (or not really love to be fair) over the years… basically SaM and OOTW tracks… It Is What It Is and All In were probably my faves from SaM but I kind of wore them down.
I think my musical tastes have evolved quite a bit which affects my perception here. WWA and prior are all gold to my ears, the older the better! Something about Jay’s early writing just resonated more with me I think (and again with his solo work!)
I too, hope Anchor gets a reimagined version. That’s one of my all time favorites and the album version always felt too “compressed” musically. Would love to see a fresh spin on that gem.
Sorry, got a bit carried away here and slightly off track!