(All Album Reviews by avestin)
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What a second listening can do.
Well of course, Iíve listened many more times than that, donít worry. What Iím referring to is that difference in my reaction to this album between the first and second listens.
The first listening experience was one of slight bewilderment, surprise and slight uneasiness. I wasnít sure what to expect, but this was outside the range of possibilities I was considering. I wasnít impressed with what I heard. As a result I felt my relationship with this album is not headed towards a prosperous future.
By the second listen, for some reason, I felt much more convenient with the music; all of a sudden it sounded much more pleasant, natural and smooth.
Iím not sure why this happened, as I (almost) never disparage an album based on: 1) first listen and 2) expectations.
I donít know why this album had the ďmisfortuneĒ of getting the cold shoulder from me at first. It was unfair and misleading. Particularly as I grew fond of the album on the second listen; and in each further listen since. An album like this is really not one to try and gobble in one take and be done with it.