Ok , let me start this thread by saying that I believe myself to be a "musical scholar" of sorts. I am always listening to and researching new music and If I don't like something at first, I give it multiple trys. I used to dislike the whole "noise" rock scene, other than the Velvet Underground. Recently I started digging My Bloody Valentine alot. Then Neurosis hit me with their noiseish segments. Then of course came the titanic Earth and Sunn O)))( not big on Boris though) . Next was the Melvins' more experimental work. Comets on Fire, Birthday Party,Codeine, KK Null and Zeni Geva.Then came the godlike power of Krautrock . All this in 2005. I tried time and time again to get into the flagship of this genre of sorts : Sonic Youth. I heard the albums Goo and Dirty and was turned off big time. I thought they sounded like a Nirvana/Mudhoney type band , nothing experimental to my ears. Recently I digested consecutively the albums : Daydream Nation, EVOL,Bad Moon Rising,and A Thousand Leaves. HOLY FRIGGIN CRAP WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING?!?!?!?!?! This stuff is great. Each are different , yet each are insanely wild and daring. Evol and Bad Moon Rising are white noise nightmares. DayDream Nation is the missing VU album. A Thousand Leaves is what would happen if the Allmans, Can, and Birthday Party had a baby. I'm really starting to dig this stuff. So feel free to discuss and suggest away. The main purpose of these threads I make about what I'm getting into to is to document my musical journey and encourage others to join in.