Actually, there was mention of this in the movie "Mr. Holland's Opus" he was talking about how he got a Coltrane album and hated it, but kept playing it... then he loved it. So I guess I'm not alone... a fictional character agrees with this... This happened to me a lot: Primus, Primus scared me the first time I listened to it... it was quite a while ago, but it was so weird: Tales From the Punchbowl. It was like a demented cartoon, it freaked me out. But I kept listening to it, then for about 3 years straight, Primus was all I listened to. (Predating my bass playing). Death Metal: Cannibal Corpse use to (and really still do) crack me up. Then I noticed I kept listening to them, the joke faded to an extent. I began appreciating that they don't take themselves uber serious: They are just making a musical rendition of a ultra gorey horror flick. And the music is insane, such energy. I of course moved on to several other death metal bands. on a side note: Black Metal: It's completely different than death metal if you're a fan of metal at all. If you remember, a while back I had a "Does all black metal suck" thread. To me, it was just a huge reverbated mess. But on the side, I was getting into ambient music: Black Metal is ambient metal (the stuff I like at least), black metal is about creating a mood, unending grimmness: totally evil. Now, I listen to death metal less, and black metal more. The latest hate/love relationship that is on the verge: IDM (Intellegent Dance Music): I lumped all techno into one catagory, IDM is MUSICIANS making electronic music, not somebody just messing around on a computer until they come up with something mediocre. At first, I wasn't really into it, it sounded a bit like what some of my favorite prog bands were doing back in the 70s, but machines were doing it. But it's so concrete that they are allowed to take such musical risks, but it will sound right everytime due to the mechanical time keeping. Plaid, Autechre, and Squarepusher are the only ones I'm taking on right now because I'm just crossing over to not hating it. But anyways: What bands/genres did you hate before loving?