History VindicatedByHistory / Music

25th Jul '17 12:16:18 AM bt8257
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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 marginalised 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 (and 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 marginalised 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 (and 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/KitchensOfDistinction - Originally seen as a rip-off of Music/TheSmiths because their vocalists sounded similar. Upon further evaluation in the 2000s, though, the band has seen a great improvement in critical opinion. ''Death of Cool'' has been getting more and more praise for its subtle drama and capturing the fear of the AIDS epidemic. Patrick Fitzgerald, the band's lead singer, even expressed that he felt cursed that nobody quite understood the album at the time.

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** Music/KitchensOfDistinction - Originally seen as a rip-off of Music/TheSmiths because their vocalists sounded similar. Upon further evaluation in the 2000s, though, the band has seen a great improvement in critical opinion. ''Death of Cool'' ''Music/TheDeathOfCool'' has been getting more and more praise for its subtle drama and capturing the fear of the AIDS epidemic. Patrick Fitzgerald, the band's lead singer, even expressed that he felt cursed that nobody quite understood the album at the time.



* Music/{{Autopsy}} released their first two albums into the obscurity that was the early DeathMetal scene. Years later as the movement expanded and other bands listed them as an influence the albums were rediscovered, and are now often called [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome classics of the genre]].

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* Music/{{Autopsy}} released their first two albums into the obscurity that was the early DeathMetal scene. Years later as the movement expanded and other bands listed them as an influence the albums were rediscovered, and are now often called [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic classics of the genre]].



* Music/TheChurch were highly under-appreciated in their early days. Even with the hit song "Under The Milky Way", they were just considered a one-off one hit wonder. Enter into the 2010s with a new appreciation emerging from Dream Pop revivalism, The Church have been embraced by many music lovers. They are often labelled as being the band that innovated Australian AlternativeRock (like what Music/TheSmiths did for the UK, and R.E.M. for the US).
** Then there's the album, ''Heyday'', which at the time was lambasted by critics for missing much of the soloing and stripped-down orchestrations of their previous work. The addition of strings and horns were not well received, and when ''Starfish'' was released, many critics embraced it as a refreshing return to form. As of right now, fans will very likely prefer ''Heyday'' to ''Starfish'' or ''The Blurred Crusade'' and has even gone on to be recognized by some critics to be the definitive Church album.

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* Music/TheChurch were highly under-appreciated in their early days. Even with the hit song "Under The the Milky Way", they were just considered a one-off one hit wonder. Enter into the 2010s with a new appreciation emerging from Dream Pop revivalism, The Church have been embraced by many music lovers. They are often labelled as being the band that innovated Australian AlternativeRock (like what Music/TheSmiths did for the UK, and R.E.M. for the US).
** Then there's the album, album ''Heyday'', which at the time was lambasted by critics for missing much of the soloing and stripped-down orchestrations of their previous work. The addition of strings and horns were not well received, and when ''Starfish'' was released, many critics embraced it as a refreshing return to form. As of right now, fans will very likely prefer ''Heyday'' to ''Starfish'' or ''The Blurred Crusade'' and has even gone on to be recognized by some critics to be the definitive Church album.



** Their second album, ''Second Coming,'' (aka [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead "The 'I Like It' album"]]) was panned by both critics and fans when it first came out. It didn't help that a contract dispute stalled the band from performing and recording for four years, resulting in the long wait between the albums. Subsequently, when the album was released, the British music scene changed drastically with the popularity of rave and Britpop acts, while grunge and alternative music revolutionized music in America, leading to ''Second Coming'' losing its luster. The Stone Roses broke up in the shadow of the Britpop bands that the band influenced, but both their first and second albums are hailed as British post-Beatles classics.

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** Their second album, ''Second Coming,'' Coming'', (aka [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead "The 'I Like It' album"]]) was panned by both critics and fans when it first came out. It didn't help that a contract dispute stalled the band from performing and recording for four years, resulting in the long wait between the albums. Subsequently, when the album was released, the British music scene changed drastically with the popularity of rave and Britpop acts, while grunge and alternative music revolutionized music in America, leading to ''Second Coming'' losing its luster. The Stone Roses broke up in the shadow of the Britpop bands that the band influenced, but both their first and second albums are hailed as British post-Beatles classics.



* The Music/ManicStreetPreachers were initially viewed as [[PoorMansSubstitute Guns N' Roses 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. The band since found success by [[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 Guns N' Roses 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. The band since found success by [[LighterAndSofter toning down their act]], while their first three albums are regarded as posthumous classics.



* 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 - the [[TheFifties Fifties]]-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 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 - the [[TheFifties Fifties]]-inspired TheFifties-inspired tune "Christine Sixteen" - has fallen into obscurity and is remembered only by die-hard Kiss fans.



* The Gibson Les Paul line of electric guitars, particularly the '58-'60 "bursts." Considered heavy and overpriced for their day, they were replaced in 1961 with the simpler, lighter, cheaper Gibson SG line. In the mid-'60s, British blues musicians such as Music/EricClapton, ''Jimmy Page,'' and Peter Green rediscovered the guitar's sound through newer high-gain amplifiers, causing Gibson to reactivate the line before the end of the decade.

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* The Gibson Les Paul line of electric guitars, particularly the '58-'60 "bursts." Considered heavy and overpriced for their day, they were replaced in 1961 with the simpler, lighter, cheaper Gibson SG line. In the mid-'60s, British blues musicians such as Music/EricClapton, ''Jimmy Page,'' Jimmy Page, and Peter Green rediscovered the guitar's sound through newer high-gain amplifiers, causing Gibson to reactivate the line before the end of the decade.
24th Jul '17 3:06:10 PM bt8257
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* At it's original release in 1990, ''Pale'' by Music/ToadTheWetSprocket was largely ignored and was considered "weak and amatueurish" compared to Fear and Dulcinea. As years have passed, it's become a cherished indie classic. Applauded for it's introspective lyrics, mind-blowing vocal performance of Glenn Phillips, and wide use of dynamic range, it's slowly being re-evaluated as one of the greatest albums of the 90s. It's vinyl pressing, something of which it only got one print of, runs for a pretty penny on E-Bay and it's said to be one of the best albums ever engineered for the format.

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* At it's On its original release in 1990, release, Music/ToadTheWetSprocket's 1990 album ''Pale'' by Music/ToadTheWetSprocket was largely ignored and was considered "weak and amatueurish" amateurish" compared to Fear ''Fear'' and Dulcinea. ''Dulcinea''. As years have passed, it's become a cherished indie classic. Applauded for it's introspective lyrics, mind-blowing vocal performance of Glenn Phillips, and wide use of dynamic range, it's slowly being its been re-evaluated as one of the 1990s greatest albums of and has become a cherished indie classic, mainly for the 90s. It's introspective lyrics, Glen Phillips' mind-blowing vocal performance, and wide use of dynamic range. Its vinyl pressing, something of which it only got one print of, runs for a pretty penny on E-Bay eBay and it's is said to be one of the best albums ever engineered for the format.



* Music/MichaelJackson: Despite being a colossal bestseller Jackson's artistic qualities have always been [[OvershadowedByControversy overshadowed by his private life.]]. ''Music/{{Bad}}'' and ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' sold well, but reviewers spent more time talking about Jackson's facelifts, skin color changing and other eccentric activities than the benefits of the music. After the 1993 child abuse allegations Jackson's albums were even more ignored by the press. All his albums released after this date, like ''Music/HistoryPastPresentAndFutureBookI'', were dismissed as if he was past his prime and, again, spent more time to his troubled behaviour and private life than the songs themselves. After being declared innocent in the child abuse trial in 2005 many youngsters who grew up with Jackson's music started to give him more serious critical attention. Sadly Jackson died in 2009, but this ''did'' have the effect of a huge revival and re-appreciation of his entire catalogue.
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s 1994 album ''Youthanasia''. Upon release, the album garnered a fair amount of fan backlash for its slower tempos and more straightforward heavy metal sound (notice the parallel between this and the criticism lobbied at ''South Of Heaven'' six years prior). Over time, however, the album's popularity with the metal community increased significantly. Many Megadeth fans now consider it to be one of the band's best albums. Similarly, Cryptic Writings was considered too alternative at the time but is now hailed for its eclectic selection of genres.
** 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).

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* Music/MichaelJackson: Despite being a colossal bestseller Jackson's artistic qualities have always been [[OvershadowedByControversy overshadowed by his private life.]]. ''Music/{{Bad}}'' and ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' sold well, but reviewers spent more time talking about Jackson's facelifts, skin color changing and other eccentric activities than the benefits of the music. After the 1993 child abuse allegations Jackson's albums were even more ignored by the press. All his albums released after this date, like ''Music/HistoryPastPresentAndFutureBookI'', were dismissed as if he was past his prime and, again, spent more time to his troubled behaviour behavior and private life than the songs themselves. After being declared innocent in the child abuse trial in 2005 many youngsters who grew up with Jackson's music started to give him more serious critical attention. Sadly Jackson died in 2009, but this ''did'' have the effect of a huge revival and re-appreciation of his entire catalogue.
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s 1994 album ''Youthanasia''. Upon release, the album garnered a fair amount of fan backlash for its slower tempos and more straightforward heavy metal sound (notice the parallel between this and the criticism lobbied at ''South Of of Heaven'' six years prior). Over time, however, the album's popularity with the metal community increased significantly. Many Megadeth fans now consider it to be one of the band's best albums. Similarly, Cryptic Writings ''Cryptic Writings'' was considered too alternative at the time time, but is now hailed for its eclectic selection of genres.
** Cryptic Writings ''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 ''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).
23rd May '17 6:21:31 PM thelivingtoad
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** Music/CatherineWheel - Became a laughing stock for their final album ''Wishville'', leaving much of their earlier work forgotten. ''Chrome'' and ''Ferment'' are now both seen as classics of not only Shoegazing, but HardRock as well.
** 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/CatherineWheel - Became Although they changed their sound to a more mainstream alt-rock style and kept having hits on American rock radio after the shoegazing scene ended, they became a laughing stock for their final album ''Wishville'', leaving much of their earlier work forgotten. ''Chrome'' and ''Ferment'' are now both seen as classics of not only Shoegazing, but HardRock as well.
** Music/PaleSaints - Really obscure and barely even reviewed back during their existence. Nowadays their albums and EPs [=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.
14th May '17 5:03:10 AM pinkdalek
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* Italy's 1958 Series/EurovisionSongContest entry, "Nel blu dipinto di blu" ("Volare") by Domenico Modugno, is 'the most successful Eurovision song of all time', and so well-known that it's become a standard of Italian pop, covered by far too many major artists to even list here. It was the first non-Anglosphere song to top Billboard's Hot 100, and remains one of the most commonly played pieces of Italian music. It came third in the contest, well beaten by France's "Dors, Mon Amour", which, if it is remembered at all nowadays, is for beating "Volare".

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* Italy's 1958 Series/EurovisionSongContest entry, "Nel blu dipinto di blu" ("Volare") by Domenico Modugno, is 'the most successful Eurovision song of all time', and so well-known that it's become a standard of Italian pop and 1950s pop, covered by far too many major artists to even list here.here ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volare_(song)#Recorded_cover_versions see Other Wiki]]). It was the first non-Anglosphere song to top Billboard's Hot 100, and remains one of the most commonly played pieces of Italian music. It came third in the contest, well beaten by France's "Dors, Mon Amour", which, if it is remembered at all nowadays, is for beating "Volare".
14th May '17 5:00:15 AM pinkdalek
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* Italy's 1958 Series/EurovisionSongContest entry, "Nel blu dipinto di blu" ("Volare") by Domenico Modugno, is 'the most successful Eurovision song of all time', and so well-known that it's become a standard of Italian pop, covered by far too many major artists to even list here. It was the first non-Anglosphere song to top Billboard's Hot 100, and remains one of the most commonly played pieces of Italian music. It came third in the contest, well beaten by France's "Dors, Mon Amour", which, if it is remembered at all nowadays, is for beating "Volare".
13th May '17 3:27:31 PM nombretomado
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* Music/TheMonkees' show was relatively popular and well-received in TheSixties (even winning two Emmys), and their records were top-sellers, but after the group was "discovered" to have been [[BoyBand manufactured]], anyone who wanted to look remotely hip or intellectual disavowed them completely. A couple decades later, an {{MTV}} marathon of the show and Rhino's re-releases of their albums incited renewed interest in the Monkees' music. As the story of the band's successful overthrow of their musical puppetmasters became more widely-known, and as the legitimate innovations and influences became more apparent (Michael Nesmith, for example, should probably share credit with Gram Parsons for inventing country rock), they finally started getting some critical respect for the music they made post-overthrow.

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* Music/TheMonkees' show was relatively popular and well-received in TheSixties (even winning two Emmys), and their records were top-sellers, but after the group was "discovered" to have been [[BoyBand manufactured]], anyone who wanted to look remotely hip or intellectual disavowed them completely. A couple decades later, an {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} marathon of the show and Rhino's re-releases of their albums incited renewed interest in the Monkees' music. As the story of the band's successful overthrow of their musical puppetmasters became more widely-known, and as the legitimate innovations and influences became more apparent (Michael Nesmith, for example, should probably share credit with Gram Parsons for inventing country rock), they finally started getting some critical respect for the music they made post-overthrow.
12th May '17 1:34:00 PM pinkdalek
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* Verka Serduchka's "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" came second place in the 2007 Series/EurovisionSongContest; it has since gone on to be recognised as one of the greatest and most influential Eurovision entries ever, totally eclipsing the winner, Serbia's "Molitva" (a [[SoOkayItsAverage fine and solid power ballad]], if nowhere near as memorable as an {{Earworm}} featuring a drag queen in tinfoil with a glittery star on her head yelling vaguely anti-Russia ForeignSoundingGibberish). It heavily featured in the Ukraine's 2017 Eurovision semifinals, won her a cameo in ''Film/{{Spy}}'' and caused Verka to be nicknamed "Queen of Eurovision".
30th Mar '17 11:13:14 AM bt8257
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* [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] final works, the "Große Fuge" ("Great Fugue"), featured the sort of wild complexity and dissonance that would still be considered radical in the early 20th century, and at the time of its premiere in 1826, it was dismissed by critics and audiences as being completely unlistenable; fellow composer Louis Spohr (who was, at the time, as famous and well-regarded as Beethoven) described it as "indecipherable, uncorrected horror." It took more than a century for it to become widely regarded as a work of genius, though still quite "challenging" for most listeners.

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* [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's final works, the "Große Fuge" ("Great Fugue"), featured the sort of wild complexity and dissonance that would still be considered radical in the early 20th century, and at the time of its premiere in 1826, it was dismissed by critics and audiences as being completely unlistenable; fellow composer Louis Spohr (who was, at the time, as famous and well-regarded as Beethoven) described it as "indecipherable, uncorrected horror." It took more than a century for it to become widely regarded as a work of genius, though still quite "challenging" for most listeners.
5th Mar '17 9:16:29 PM AnimBunnie
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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 rolling stone in their album guide calling Music/{{The Black Parade}} "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 rolling stone Rolling Stone in their album guide calling Music/{{The Black Parade}} "an instant classic".
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