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* Music/{{Camel}} spent its peak years in the '70s stuck in the shadow of more successful prog bands like Music/{{Yes}}, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/GentleGiant, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/JethroTull and Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, only appearing to gain any commercial momentum towards the end of the decade...right when ProgressiveRock was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Later generations, however, have increasingly regarded them as unfairly overlooked, to the point where Mikael Åkerfeldt of Music/{{Opeth}} has cited them as a major influence.



* Music/{{Camel}} spent its peak years in the '70s stuck in the shadow of more successful prog bands like Music/{{Yes}}, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/GentleGiant, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/JethroTull and Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, only appearing to gain any commercial momentum towards the end of the decade...right when ProgressiveRock was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Later generations, however, have increasingly regarded them as unfairly overlooked, to the point where Mikael Åkerfeldt of Music/{{Opeth}} has cited them as a major influence.



* The DoomMetal band Music/{{Pentagram}} was ignored for most of its existence except by diehard doom fans; a fact not helped by frontman [[IAmTheBand Bobby Liebling's]] rather severe drug addictions and [[SmallNameBigEgo difficult personality]]. Come [[TheOughties 2001]], with the release of the demo compilation ''First Daze Here'' and the proliferation of the internet, the band is now regarded as the {{Trope Maker|s}} for DoomMetal as well as one of the most underrated bands of all-time.

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* The DoomMetal band Music/{{Pentagram}} was ignored for most of its existence except by diehard doom fans; a fact not helped by frontman [[IAmTheBand Bobby Liebling's]] rather severe drug addictions and [[SmallNameBigEgo difficult personality]]. Come [[TheOughties 2001]], with the release of the demo compilation ''First Daze Here'' and the proliferation of the internet, Internet, the band is now regarded as the {{Trope Maker|s}} for DoomMetal as well as one of the most underrated bands of all-time.
16th Dec '17 4:52:07 PM bt8257
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* Music/{{Jawbreaker}}'s fourth (and so far, final) album, ''Dear You''. It garnered significant backlash from the band's core audience at the time, mainly due to lead singer[=/=]FaceOfTheBand Blake Schwarzenbach singing much more smoothly and producer Rob Cavallo (well-known at the time for working with Music/GreenDay) intentionally giving it much more polished production values in comparison to the first three Jawbreaker albums. The fact that it was their first album after signing to DGC Records, a major label (they had repeatedly denied expressing interest in ever joining a major label in the past) only helped to seal its fate. After Jawbreaker broke up a few months later, fans eventually started to reexamine the album. When the band's drummer Adam Pfahler re-released it in 2004 after successfully licensing the publishing rights from Geffen Records, the response was much more positive all-around.

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* Music/{{Jawbreaker}}'s fourth (and so far, final) album, ''Dear You''. It garnered significant backlash from the band's core audience at the time, mainly due to lead singer[=/=]FaceOfTheBand Blake Schwarzenbach singing much more smoothly and producer Rob Cavallo (well-known at the time for working with Music/GreenDay) intentionally giving it much more polished production values in comparison to the first three Jawbreaker albums. The fact that it was their first album after signing to DGC Records, a major label (they had repeatedly denied expressing interest in ever joining a major label in the past) only helped to seal its fate. After Jawbreaker broke up a few months later, fans eventually started to reexamine the album. When the band's drummer Adam Pfahler re-released it in 2004 after successfully licensing the publishing rights from Geffen Records, the response was much more positive all-around. Furthermore, after they performed the song "Accident Prone" from this album live at Riot Fest 2017 in Chicago, there was applause from everyone attending as well.



* Music/{{Camel}} spent its peak years in the '70s stuck in the shadow of more successful prog bands like Music/{{Yes}}, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/GentleGiant, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/JethroTull, Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, only appearing to gain any commercial momentum towards the end of the decade...right when ProgressiveRock was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Later generations, however, have increasingly regarded them as unfairly overlooked, to the point where Mikael Åkerfeldt of Music/{{Opeth}} has cited them as a major influence.

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* Music/{{Camel}} spent its peak years in the '70s stuck in the shadow of more successful prog bands like Music/{{Yes}}, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/GentleGiant, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/JethroTull, Music/JethroTull and Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, only appearing to gain any commercial momentum towards the end of the decade...right when ProgressiveRock was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Later generations, however, have increasingly regarded them as unfairly overlooked, to the point where Mikael Åkerfeldt of Music/{{Opeth}} has cited them as a major influence.
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* {{Music/Aaliyah}} was a popular artist in her heyday, but there was a growing HypeBacklash that felt she owed more to her beauty and overproduction - thanks to Timbaland. Years later after her death, the enduring success of her music shows that the hype around her talent was entirely justified. She's now remembered as a great artist who died too young.

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* {{Music/Aaliyah}} was a popular artist in her heyday, but there was a growing HypeBacklash that felt she owed more to her beauty and overproduction - thanks to Timbaland. Years later after her death, the enduring success of her music shows that the hype around her talent was entirely justified. She's now remembered as a great artist who died way too young.
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* The song "Love Gun" by Music/{{Kiss}}. While the namesake album, released in the summer of 1977, became one of the biggest smash hits of all time (even going platinum ''before'' its release, thanks to a deluge of pre-orders), the song itself didn't even crack the Top 50 when it was released as a single - and this was during a time when it was practically impossible for anything by Kiss to ''not'' be an instant success! Certainly, "Love Gun" was the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkest and Edgiest]] - and the heaviest - Kiss song up to that time, and in all likelihood, it was probably just too "metal" for late Seventies audiences. But Paul Stanley (who wrote the tune) considers it one of his three favorite Kiss songs, it had a ''huge'' influence on the earliest HairMetal bands such as Music/QuietRiot and Music/{{Ratt}}, and it's been played at virtually every Kiss concert for the past 3½ decades. ("Rock and Roll All Nite" will ''always'' be the group's SignatureSong, however.) Meanwhile, the song off that album that ''did'' become a hit in 1977 - TheFifties-inspired tune "Christine Sixteen" - has fallen into obscurity and is remembered only by die-hard Kiss fans.

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* The song "Love Gun" by Music/{{Kiss}}. While the namesake album, released in the summer of 1977, became one of the biggest smash hits of all time (even going platinum ''before'' its release, thanks to a deluge of pre-orders), the song itself didn't even crack the Top 50 when it was released as a single - and this was during a time when it was practically impossible for anything by Kiss to ''not'' be an instant success! Certainly, "Love Gun" was the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkest and Edgiest]] - and the heaviest - Kiss song up to that time, and in all likelihood, it was probably just too "metal" for late Seventies audiences. But Paul Stanley (who wrote the tune) considers it one of his three favorite Kiss songs, it had a ''huge'' influence on the earliest HairMetal bands such as Music/QuietRiot and Music/{{Ratt}}, and it's been played at virtually every Kiss concert for the past 3½ decades.since. ("Rock and Roll All Nite" will ''always'' be the group's SignatureSong, however.) Meanwhile, the song off that album that ''did'' become a hit in 1977 - TheFifties-inspired tune "Christine Sixteen" - has fallen into obscurity and is remembered only by die-hard Kiss fans.
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* Music/{{Suicide}}, big time. Made up of Martin Rev on synthesizer - from which he played little more than a drum loop and a repetitive synth melody - and Alan Vega on vocals, the duo referred to their music as "punk, funk & sewer music" and, even in the thick of the emerging PunkRock scene, got a ''major'' {{hatedom}} in the late 70s due to their confrontational, abrasive performances, where Vega tended to tunelessly chant and scream the lyrics over Rev's minimal song structures. (One particularly infamous performance in Brussels, opening for Music/ElvisCostello, wound up enraging the audience into a riot.) However, their cold, alienating music was so powerful that it wound up having a major hand in giving rise to SynthPop, modern ElectronicMusic, PostPunk and {{Industrial}}; it also ended up influencing countless musicians. Not bad for two lunatics who pissed off a lot of drunk rock fans almost nightly.

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* Music/{{Suicide}}, big time. Made up of Martin Rev on synthesizer - from which he played little more than a drum loop and a repetitive synth melody - and Alan Vega on vocals, the duo referred to their music as "punk, funk & sewer music" and, even in the thick of the emerging PunkRock scene, got a ''major'' {{hatedom}} in the late 70s due to their confrontational, abrasive performances, where Vega tended to tunelessly chant and scream the lyrics over Rev's minimal sparse song structures. (One particularly infamous performance in Brussels, opening for Music/ElvisCostello, wound up enraging the audience into a riot.) However, their cold, alienating music was so powerful that it wound up having a major hand in giving rise to SynthPop, modern ElectronicMusic, PostPunk and {{Industrial}}; it also ended up influencing countless musicians. Not bad for two lunatics who pissed off a lot of drunk rock fans almost nightly.



* Only after their break-up have many review sites and magazines realized how great and important to this generation Music/MyChemicalRomance was, with even ''Magazine/RollingStone'' in their album guide calling Music/TheBlackParade "an instant classic".

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* Only after their break-up have many review sites and magazines realized how great and important to this generation Music/MyChemicalRomance was, with even ''Magazine/RollingStone'' in their album guide calling Music/TheBlackParade ''Music/TheBlackParade'' "an instant classic".



* Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's album ''Balance of Power'' received mixed reviews in the US, and decidedly negative reviews in the UK. For two decades it was something of a black sheep among fans. It was marginalized by many ELO resources in print and online, including the liner notes for the hits collections "Afterglow" and "Strange Magic". There were even rumours that Jeff Lynne just threw something together to fulfill his contract, which he denies (his claim is supported by ELO archivist Rob Caiger, who says the 34-minute album was condensed down from 4 hours of material). The 2006 expanded remaster has caused ''Balance of Power'' to be re-evaluated by fans and critics alike.

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* Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's album ''Balance of Power'' received mixed reviews in the US, and decidedly negative reviews in the UK. For two decades it was something of a black sheep among fans. It was marginalized by many ELO resources in print and online, including the liner notes for the hits collections "Afterglow" and "Strange Magic". There were even rumours that Jeff Lynne just threw something together to fulfill his contract, which he denies (his claim is supported by ELO archivist Rob Caiger, who says the 34-minute album was condensed down from 4 hours of material). The 2006 expanded remaster has caused ''Balance of Power'' to be re-evaluated by fans and critics alike.



* Music/TheStoneRoses' first album, ''[[Music/TheStoneRosesAlbum The Stone Roses]]'' was given a disappointing 6/10 by NME when it was released in 1989. In 2006, it was given the crown of Greatest Indie Album of All Time by the same publication.

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* Music/TheStoneRoses' first album, ''[[Music/TheStoneRosesAlbum The ''{{Music/The Stone Roses]]'' Roses|Album}}'' was given a disappointing 6/10 by NME when it was released in 1989. In 2006, it was given the crown of Greatest Indie Album of All Time by the same publication.



* The song "Love Gun" by Music/{{Kiss}}. While the namesake album, released in the summer of 1977, became one of the biggest smash hits of all time (even going platinum ''before'' its release, thanks to a deluge of pre-orders), the song itself didn't even crack the Top 50 when it was released as a single - and this was during a time when it was practically impossible for anything by Kiss to ''not'' be an instant success! Certainly, "Love Gun" was the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkest And Edgiest]] - and the heaviest - Kiss song up to that time, and in all likelihood, it was probably just too "metal" for late Seventies audiences. But Paul Stanley (who wrote the tune) considers it one of his three favourite Kiss songs, it had a ''huge'' influence on the earliest HairMetal bands such as Music/QuietRiot and Music/{{Ratt}}, and it's been played at virtually every Kiss concert for the past three-and-a-half decades. ("Rock and Roll All Nite" will always be the group's SignatureSong, however.) Meanwhile, the song off that album that ''did'' become a hit in '77 - TheFifties-inspired tune "Christine Sixteen" - has fallen into obscurity and is remembered only by die-hard Kiss fans.

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* The song "Love Gun" by Music/{{Kiss}}. While the namesake album, released in the summer of 1977, became one of the biggest smash hits of all time (even going platinum ''before'' its release, thanks to a deluge of pre-orders), the song itself didn't even crack the Top 50 when it was released as a single - and this was during a time when it was practically impossible for anything by Kiss to ''not'' be an instant success! Certainly, "Love Gun" was the [[DarkerAndEdgier Darkest And and Edgiest]] - and the heaviest - Kiss song up to that time, and in all likelihood, it was probably just too "metal" for late Seventies audiences. But Paul Stanley (who wrote the tune) considers it one of his three favourite favorite Kiss songs, it had a ''huge'' influence on the earliest HairMetal bands such as Music/QuietRiot and Music/{{Ratt}}, and it's been played at virtually every Kiss concert for the past three-and-a-half decades. ("Rock and Roll All Nite" will always ''always'' be the group's SignatureSong, however.) Meanwhile, the song off that album that ''did'' become a hit in '77 1977 - TheFifties-inspired tune "Christine Sixteen" - has fallen into obscurity and is remembered only by die-hard Kiss fans.
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* Music/{{Suicide}}, big time. Made up of Martin Rev on synthesizer - from which he played little more than a drum loop and a repetitive synth melody - and Alan Vega on vocals, the duo referred to their music as "punk, funk & sewer music" and, even in the thick of the emerging PunkRock scene, got a ''major'' {{Hatedom}} in the late 70s due to their confrontational, abrasive performances, where Vega tended to tunelessly chant and scream the lyrics over Rev's minimalist song structures. (One particularly infamous performance in Brussels, opening for Music/ElvisCostello, wound up enraging the audience into a riot.) However, the cold, alienating music by the band was so powerful that it wound up having a major hand in giving rise to SynthPop, modern ElectronicMusic, PostPunk and {{Industrial}}. Not to mention it ended up influencing countless musicians. Not bad for two lunatics who pissed off a lot of drunk rock fans almost nightly.

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* Music/{{Suicide}}, big time. Made up of Martin Rev on synthesizer - from which he played little more than a drum loop and a repetitive synth melody - and Alan Vega on vocals, the duo referred to their music as "punk, funk & sewer music" and, even in the thick of the emerging PunkRock scene, got a ''major'' {{Hatedom}} {{hatedom}} in the late 70s due to their confrontational, abrasive performances, where Vega tended to tunelessly chant and scream the lyrics over Rev's minimalist minimal song structures. (One particularly infamous performance in Brussels, opening for Music/ElvisCostello, wound up enraging the audience into a riot.) However, the their cold, alienating music by the band was so powerful that it wound up having a major hand in giving rise to SynthPop, modern ElectronicMusic, PostPunk and {{Industrial}}. Not to mention {{Industrial}}; it also ended up influencing countless musicians. Not bad for two lunatics who pissed off a lot of drunk rock fans almost nightly.



* Music/TheKinks were banned from touring in America for a few years. This led Ray Davies, the band's main songwriter, to start changing his writing style towards more English topics and creating albums such as ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'' and ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)''. While they both received great critical acclaim upon release, they did not receive the same thing commercially; the former only sold about 100,000 copies initially worldwide. It has since become their best-selling album. The latter has been named by Mick Avory, the band's longest serving drummer, as his favorite.

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* Music/TheKinks were banned from touring in America for a few years. This led Ray Davies, the band's main songwriter, to start changing his writing style towards more English topics and creating albums such as ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'' and ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)''. While they both received great critical acclaim upon release, they did not receive the same thing commercially; the former only sold about 100,000 copies initially worldwide. It has since become their best-selling album. The latter has been named on record by Mick Avory, the band's longest serving drummer, longest-serving drummer (and second longest-lasting member), as his favorite.



** Similarly, Bowie's minimalist, synth-heavy "[[RuleOfThree Berlin Trilogy]]" of the late 1970s (''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' and ''Music/{{Lodger}}''), on which he collaborated with Music/BrianEno and [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp]], were misunderstood and low-selling by his previous standards (though ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' was ''NME'''s Album of the Year for 1977). Now they're [[CultClassic cult classics]] noted for influencing SynthPop, NewWaveMusic and ambient music. The title track of ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', which didn't make waves as a single, is now one of his most recognized and beloved songs.

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** Similarly, Bowie's minimalist, synth-heavy "[[RuleOfThree Berlin Trilogy]]" of the late 1970s (''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' and ''Music/{{Lodger}}''), on which he collaborated with Music/BrianEno and [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp]], were misunderstood and low-selling by his previous standards (though ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' was ''NME'''s Album of the Year for 1977). Now they're [[CultClassic cult classics]] {{cult classic}}s noted for influencing SynthPop, NewWaveMusic and ambient {{ambient}} music. The title track of ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', which didn't make waves as a single, is now one of his most recognized and beloved songs.



* Music/GreenDay's 2000 album ''Music/{{Warning}}'' was shrugged at by critics and fans due to its LighterAndSofter sound, actually getting some flak for having this sound coming from one of the mainstream's most apathetic rock bands. It also became the band's worst commercial performance, being their only major-label album to not reach multi-platinum status. However, in time, people admitted that the album really was great, but severely underrated. Some calling it the band's best effort.



* Almost every {{Shoegazing}} band not named Music/MyBloodyValentine is far more popular and acclaimed now than they were back when the fad was still going. Some notable examples:
** Music/{{Slowdive}} - Considered "[[GodwinsLaw worse than Hitler]]" by the Music/ManicStreetPreachers, this band is now beloved for their more subtle approach to the genre. ''Souvlaki'' is hailed as a modern-day classic, when it was originally hated by fans and critics for still trying to be Shoegazing, despite it being a dying fad.

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* Almost every {{Shoegazing}} {{shoegazing}} band not named Music/MyBloodyValentine is far more popular and acclaimed now than they were back when the fad was still going.then. Some notable examples:
** Music/{{Slowdive}} - Music/{{Slowdive}}: Considered "[[GodwinsLaw worse than Hitler]]" by the Music/ManicStreetPreachers, this band is now beloved for their more subtle approach to the genre. ''Souvlaki'' is hailed as a modern-day classic, when it was originally hated by fans and critics for still trying to be Shoegazing, despite it being a dying fad.



* The Music/ManicStreetPreachers were initially viewed as Music/GunsNRoses [[PoorMansSubstitute imitators]] whose albums, mixing glam style with political punk fury, were viewed as out of touch with the depressing grunge scene stateside and the trendy shoegaze and Britpop scenes in the UK. Their third album, ''The Holy Bible,'' was darker and more depressing than the ones that preceded it. The album was not critically and commercially successful, since troubled lyricist Richey Edwards' self-destructive antics and lyrics were considered to be shallow attempts to grab attention (it didn't help that, before the band released their debut, he slashed "4REAL" on his arm in front of a sceptical journalist). It turned out that he [[CassandraTruth really did have issues after all]], and his disappearance/apparent suicide on the eve of the band's American tour derailed the band's ambitions for success. They have since found success by mostly [[LighterAndSofter toning down their act]], while their first three albums are regarded as posthumous classics.

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* The Music/ManicStreetPreachers were initially viewed as Music/GunsNRoses [[PoorMansSubstitute imitators]] whose albums, mixing glam style with political punk fury, were viewed as out of touch with the depressing grunge scene stateside and the trendy shoegaze and Britpop scenes in the UK. Their third album, ''The Holy Bible,'' was darker and more depressing than the ones that preceded it. The album was not critically and commercially successful, since troubled lyricist Richey Edwards' self-destructive antics and lyrics were considered to be shallow attempts to grab for attention (it didn't help that, before the band released their debut, he slashed "4REAL" on his arm in front of a sceptical journalist). It turned out that he [[CassandraTruth really did have issues after all]], and his disappearance/apparent suicide on the eve of the band's American tour derailed the band's ambitions for success. They have since found success by mostly [[LighterAndSofter toning down their act]], while their first three albums are regarded as posthumous classics.



** ''Cryptic Writings'' is still debatable among Megadeth fans. Some fans like it despite it not being Megadeth's usual fare, some fans only like a few songs on it at best; those songs usually being "She-Wolf" and "Trust", and others hate it. The chances of the following album, 1999's ''Risk'' (the album that took the style changes ''Cryptic Writings'' added and ran with it) achieving anything close to approval among Megadeth fans is somewhere between "slim and none", due to its total departure from anything resembling a Megadeth album (Dave Mustaine admitted in hindsight that he wrote the album for mostly commercial reasons, and he considered it to be an abomination almost immediately after its release and dismissal among the metal community).



* Music/{{Weezer}}'s second album, ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}'', was initially trashed by both critics and fans and sold dismally. ''Rolling Stone'' readers named it the second worst album of 1996, and Rivers Cuomo viewed it as an OldShame for years. Today, it's regarded as one of the greatest albums of TheNineties, and as one of the albums responsible for bringing {{emo|music}} to the mainstream.
** ''Magazine/RollingStone'' readers voted ''Pinkerton'' the second worst album of 1996 at the time. In 2002, ''Rolling Stone'' readers voted it the 16th best album of ALL TIME. Quite a reversal indeed. The only major magazines who gave Pinkerton praise at the time of release were Pitchfork and the NME.

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* Music/{{Weezer}}'s second album, ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}'', was initially trashed by both critics and fans and sold dismally. ''Rolling Stone'' readers named it the second worst album of 1996, and Rivers Cuomo viewed it as an OldShame for years. Today, it's regarded as one of the greatest albums of TheNineties, and as one of the albums responsible for bringing {{emo|music}} to the mainstream.
** ''Magazine/RollingStone'' readers voted ''Pinkerton'' the second worst album of 1996 at the time.
mainstream. In 2002, ''Rolling Stone'' readers voted it the 16th best album of ALL TIME. Quite a reversal indeed. The only major magazines who gave Pinkerton ''Pinkerton'' praise at the time of release were Pitchfork and the NME.



* Music/SimpleMinds' early albums did not sell massively well in their prime, but are now viewed as seminal influences on electronic music and post-punk. For many years the public thought of them as U2 copyists, known for their mid to late 80s work, i.e. Don't You (Forget About Me) and Alive & Kicking. In particular, bands like Manic Street Preachers and The Killers have mentioned them as influences and the instrumental track Theme For Great Cities became a dance hit when remixed as The Real Life - it was already played in Ibiza for years despite not being a single. Jim Kerr had spoken to Italian dance producers who were massive fans of the band's early work which encouraged him to return to their early influences for Black And White 050505. They also released a box set of the first five albums called X5 which got rave reviews and sold out very quickly.

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* Music/SimpleMinds' early albums did not sell massively well in their prime, but are now viewed as seminal influences on electronic music and post-punk. For many years the public thought of them as U2 copyists, known for their mid to late 80s work, i.e. Don't You (Forget About Me) and Alive & Kicking. In particular, bands like Manic Street Preachers and The Killers have mentioned them as influences and the instrumental track Theme For Great Cities became a dance hit when remixed as The Real Life - it was already played in Ibiza for years despite not being a single. Jim Kerr had spoken to Italian dance producers who were massive fans of the band's early work which encouraged him to return to their early influences for Black And ''Black and White 050505.050505''. They also released a box set of the first five albums called X5 which got rave reviews and sold out very quickly.



* Though Music/BillyJoel had strong sales after 1977, and respect in many quarters, he was regularly critically drubbed, especially by TheEighties (his most visible period). It hadn't helped that he was well-known as a balladeer/soft rocker thanks to massive hits like "Just the Way You Are" and the very poppy, uptempo Music/FrankieValliAndTheFourSeasons tribute, "Uptown Girl". By the time Joel had retired from making new music, respect for his albums and songwriting increased, and works like ''The Stranger'' and ''The Nylon Curtain'' were reappraised.

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* Though Music/BillyJoel had strong sales after 1977, and respect in many quarters, he was regularly critically drubbed, especially by TheEighties (his most visible period). It hadn't helped that he was well-known as a balladeer/soft rocker thanks to massive hits like "Just the Way You Are" and the very poppy, uptempo Music/FrankieValliAndTheFourSeasons tribute, "Uptown Girl". By the time Joel had retired from making new music, music in 1994, respect for his albums and songwriting increased, and works like ''The Stranger'' and ''The Nylon Curtain'' were reappraised.



* For the '80s and most of the '90s, Disco music was, well, DeaderThanDisco. Then a wave of '70s nostalgia made it cool to admit to liking stuff from the '70s again, including some disco music. The genre started to gain new appreciation for its innovative production techniques and influence on later dance music styles, especially HipHop. A good chunk of pop music is disco in all but name anyway. Disco songs are still dance floor staples at weddings and other events.

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* For the '80s and most of the '90s, Disco music was, well, DeaderThanDisco. Then a wave of '70s nostalgia made it cool to admit to liking stuff from the '70s again, including some disco music. The genre started to gain new appreciation for its innovative production techniques and influence on later dance music styles, especially HipHop. A good chunk of pop music is disco in all but name name, anyway. Disco songs are still dance floor staples at weddings and other events.



* In 1998, Music/NeutralMilkHotel released their followup to ''On Avery Island'' to somewhat decent reviews. ''Music/InTheAeroplaneOverTheSea'' is now considered ''the'' greatest indie record ever.

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* In 1998, Music/NeutralMilkHotel released their followup follow-up to ''On Avery Island'' to somewhat decent reviews. ''Music/InTheAeroplaneOverTheSea'' is now considered ''the'' the greatest indie record ever.''ever''.



* Music/GreenDay's 2000 album ''Music/{{Warning}}'' was shrugged at by critics and fans due to its LighterAndSofter sound, actually getting some flak for having this sound coming from one of the mainstream's most apathetic rock bands. It also became the band's worst commercial performance, being their only major-label album to not reach multi-platinum status. However, in time, people admitted that the album really was great but was severely underrated, with some calling it the band's best effort.
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* Sixto Music/{{Rodriguez}}'s two albums were well received, but bombed completely in sales in the United States in the early 1970s. However, thanks to being the most extreme example of the GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff trope, he found himself a star in South Africa (and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand) decades later. That bizarre story led to a well received documentary, ''Film/SearchingForSugarMan'', which led to him finally getting some much deserved media attention at last in America as a long overlooked musical star.

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* Sixto Music/{{Rodriguez}}'s two albums were well received, but bombed completely in sales in the United States in the early 1970s. However, thanks to being the most extreme example of the GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff trope, GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff, he found himself a star in South Africa (and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand) decades later. That bizarre story led to a well received documentary, ''Film/SearchingForSugarMan'', which led to him finally getting some much deserved media attention at last in America as a long overlooked musical star.



* Music/TheKinks were banned from touring in America for a few years. This led Ray Davies, the band's main songwriter, to start changing his writing style towards more English topics and creating albums such as ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'' and ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)''. While they both received great critical acclaim upon release, they did not receive the same thing commercially; the former only sold about 100,000 copies initially worldwide. It has since become their best-selling album. The latter has been named by Mick Avory, the band's longest serving drummer, as his favorite.
** The campy, theatrical {{concept album}}[=/=]{{rock opera}} period that came after from 197275 is gaining quite a big amount of fans as well.
** As a whole, while obscure in their time, they are now widely acknowledged through their influence on future musicians, songwriters and independent bands. Pete Townshend called Ray Davies the greatest songwriter of his generation. It's not uncommon these days to see The Kinks placed alongside Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and Music/TheWho as the British Invasion's Big Four.



** Finally, some of Bowie's post-Tin Machine work is also undergoing this in the wake of the success and popularity of his post-retirement albums ''Music/TheNextDay'' & ''[[Music/{{Blackstar}} ★]]''. ''1. Music/{{Outside}}'' in particular is now considered a classic amongst die-hard Bowie fans. For example, a popular Bowie blog ran a poll in 2015-2016 for his best albums, [[https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/album-poll-day-3-10-1/ where it came in at ninth]].
* Only after their break-up have many review sites and magazines realized how great and important to this generation Music/MyChemicalRomance was, with even Rolling Stone in their album guide calling Music/TheBlackParade "an instant classic".

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** Finally, some of Bowie's post-Tin Machine work is also undergoing this in the wake of the success and popularity of his post-retirement albums ''Music/TheNextDay'' & ''[[Music/{{Blackstar}} ★]]''. ''1. Music/{{Outside}}'' in particular is now considered a classic amongst die-hard Bowie fans. For example, a popular Bowie blog ran a poll in 2015-2016 201516 for his best albums, [[https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/album-poll-day-3-10-1/ where it came in at ninth]].
* Only after their break-up have many review sites and magazines realized how great and important to this generation Music/MyChemicalRomance was, with even Rolling Stone ''Magazine/RollingStone'' in their album guide calling Music/TheBlackParade "an instant classic".



** One wonders if this doesn't have anything to do with his work on Disney/TheLionKing.

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** One wonders if this doesn't have anything to do with his work on Disney/TheLionKing.''Disney/TheLionKing''.



* Music/{{Queen}} was regularly panned by music critics during the 1970s, due to their pomp and general goofiness. Then-renowned music critic Dave Marsh even called them [[GodwinsLaw "the first truly fascist rock band."]] After their disco-centric 1982 album ''Hot Space'' flopped, they were more-or-less written off as relics of '70s flamboyance and excess (although they did have a hit in 1984 with "Radio Ga Ga"). However, their monumental performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985, Freddie Mercury's early death in late 1991 and their 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" from ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'' appearing in the popular 1992 comedy Film/WaynesWorld caused a major resurgence in the band's popularity, with many critics seriously reconsidering their prior dismissal of the band. They are now almost unanimously considered to be one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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* Music/{{Queen}} was regularly panned by music critics during the 1970s, due to their pomp and general goofiness. Then-renowned music critic Dave Marsh even called them [[GodwinsLaw "the first truly fascist rock band."]] After their disco-centric 1982 album ''Hot Space'' flopped, they were more-or-less written off as relics of '70s flamboyance and excess (although they did have a hit in 1984 with "Radio Ga Ga"). However, their monumental performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985, Freddie Mercury's early death in late 1991 and their 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" from ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'' appearing in the popular 1992 comedy Film/WaynesWorld ''Film/WaynesWorld'' caused a major resurgence in the band's popularity, with many critics seriously reconsidering their prior dismissal of the band. They are now almost unanimously considered to be one of the greatest rock bands of all time.



* Almost every {{Shoegazing}} band not named Music/MyBloodyValentine or Music/{{Ride}} are far more popular and acclaimed now than they were back when the fad was still going. Some notable examples:

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* Almost every {{Shoegazing}} band not named Music/MyBloodyValentine or Music/{{Ride}} are is far more popular and acclaimed now than they were back when the fad was still going. Some notable examples:


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** Music/{{Ride}}: While their first two albums, ''Nowhere'' and ''Going Blank Again'', are widely considered their best, they're still far from being praised as much as Music/MyBloodyValentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}''. Nowadays, the band is one of many {{gateway|Series}}s into shoegazing.
15th Dec '17 5:38:47 PM bt8257
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** Similarly, Bowie's minimalistic, synth-heavy "[[RuleOfThree Berlin Trilogy]]" of the late 1970s (''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' and ''Music/{{Lodger}}''), on which he collaborated with Music/BrianEno and [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp]], were misunderstood and low-selling by his previous standards (though ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' was ''NME'''s Album of the Year for 1977). Now they're [[CultClassic cult classics]] noted for influencing SynthPop, NewWaveMusic and ambient music. The title track of ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', which didn't make waves as a single, is now one of his most recognized and beloved songs.
** The album released prior to the trilogy, ''Music/StationToStation'', is being similarly re-evaluated, as it is an interesting transitional work with both blue-eyed {{Soul}} influences lingering from the previous album (''Music/YoungAmericans'') and some interesting experiments in the direction of ''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum''.
** Finally, some of Bowie's post-Tin Machine work is also undergoing this in the wake of the success and popularity of his post-retirement albums ''Music/TheNextDay'' & ''★''. ''1. Music/{{Outside}}'' in particular is now considered a classic amongst die-hard Bowie fans. For example, a popular Bowie blog ran a poll in 2015-2016 for his best albums, [[https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/album-poll-day-3-10-1/ where it came in at ninth]].

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** Similarly, Bowie's minimalistic, minimalist, synth-heavy "[[RuleOfThree Berlin Trilogy]]" of the late 1970s (''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' and ''Music/{{Lodger}}''), on which he collaborated with Music/BrianEno and [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp]], were misunderstood and low-selling by his previous standards (though ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'' was ''NME'''s Album of the Year for 1977). Now they're [[CultClassic cult classics]] noted for influencing SynthPop, NewWaveMusic and ambient music. The title track of ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', which didn't make waves as a single, is now one of his most recognized and beloved songs.
** The album released prior to the trilogy, ''Music/StationToStation'', is being similarly re-evaluated, as it is an interesting transitional work with both blue-eyed {{Soul}} {{soul}} influences lingering from the previous album (''Music/YoungAmericans'') and some interesting experiments in the direction of ''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum''.
** Finally, some of Bowie's post-Tin Machine work is also undergoing this in the wake of the success and popularity of his post-retirement albums ''Music/TheNextDay'' & ''★''.''[[Music/{{Blackstar}} ★]]''. ''1. Music/{{Outside}}'' in particular is now considered a classic amongst die-hard Bowie fans. For example, a popular Bowie blog ran a poll in 2015-2016 for his best albums, [[https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/album-poll-day-3-10-1/ where it came in at ninth]].
10th Dec '17 6:06:01 PM nombretomado
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** Music/PaleSaints: Really obscure and barely even reviewed back during their existence. Nowadays their albums and [=EPs=] get swiped up on EBay because of how much their stature has grown. They command a pretty penny because they barely sold in the day.

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** Music/PaleSaints: Really obscure and barely even reviewed back during their existence. Nowadays their albums and [=EPs=] get swiped up on EBay Website/EBay because of how much their stature has grown. They command a pretty penny because they barely sold in the day.
29th Nov '17 4:04:26 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* Steve Tucker's run as the lead singer of Music/MorbidAngel was seen as lukewarm at best by fans of the band, and by the time they started warming up to him, he left the band, and at the time, it seemed like the band's future was looking up, since David Vincent (no, not [[Creator/DavidVincent the voice actor]]), the lead singer on the band's first 4 albums, was his replacement. Then in 2011, the band released ''Illud Divinium Insanus'', their first album with David Vincent since ''Domination'', which on top of suffering from massive HypeBacklash[[note]]probably not helped by the fact that on top of being the first [=MA=] album with David Vincent singing since 1995's ''Domination'', it was also the first [=MA=] album in over 8 years[[/note]], it was also widely derided as the band's worst work to date, due to having a sound more akin to what one would expect from a Music/RobZombie or Music/MarilynManson album[[note]]in fact, were it not for Music/LouReed and Metallica releasing their much-reviled ''Lulu'' in the same year, odds are the album would've been the worst album of the year for many metal fans[[/note]]. This lead to the general opinion of David Vincent going south, and as a result, many fans developed a newfound appreciation for Steve Tucker, to the point that when he replaced David Vincent after the latter left a second time in 2015, the majority of the fandom was more than happy to welcome him back.
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