avedic wrote:i'm curious what the first listen to this album was like for you all.
i was never really interested in silverchair before i bought diorama. didn't own a single album. thought 'tomorrow' was ok...but fairly generic. i was really into Tool at the time. still am...but not to the extent i was.
anyway...so in 2003 or so i was in a used record store and came across diorama...bought it. i listened to it once through and was less than impressed. for whatever reason it just didn't strike me in an special way. i sold it back the next day.
cut to a year later....i see it again in some random music store, and for whatever reason buy it again. this time i listen to it several times and pretty soon become obsessed with the absolute genius of the album. over that month or so i bought every other SC album i could and delved into them....however diorama is still worlds better than any of those other releases.
i always find it odd that an album i would easily put in the top 10 of all time would leave me so unimpressed as to sell it back when i first heard it. i've had the album now 3 years...listen to every song about once a week on average...for a total of roughly 150 full album plays...and im still not even remotely bored with it.
any similar experiences?
Yeah I had a pretty similar experience in that it took a few listens before I thought any of it was that special. So STRANGE how that happens! And it usually happens that way with me with MOST Silverchair songs. What sounds simple or unoriginal or uninteresting at first becomes something so fantastic after a few tries. And the songs that start out as my favorites end up switching places with the ones I originally thought of as "average".
When I really became hooked on Diorama was after listening to Across the Night for about the 3rd time. While I was listening to it wasn't when it "clicked"; it was over the course of the next few hours when I couldn't get it out of my head; the chorus kept playing over and over in my head and I fell more and more in love w/the melody as it clanked around in my brain.
Silverchair's music is supremely special.