There are some artists that I liked at first listen and have only grown to appreciate more with time, like Randy Travis and Patty Loveless. There are others that I’ve just never found interesting at all, like Faith Hill and Jimmy Wayne. And somewhere in between those two extremes, there are those in whom my interest wildly vacillates from album to album, song to song, and even sometimes from one day to the next.
For me, this last group includes Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Garth Brooks. It’s been a rollercoaster ride with these folks. Their albums remain shelved for extended periods of time, get pulled out in unpredictable spurts, and are then exiled to the shelf again while I wait for my interest in them to come back around. I like to make fun of them as much as I like to listen to them and ultimately have some trouble settling on (and holding for any length of time) any single opinion of their work. These are some of my least stable musical relationships.
Okay, that was my turn. Now it’s your turn.
What’s your most turbulent musical relationship? Conversion stories are fine, but stories that take a more winding course between loving and loathing (or just indifference) are preferred.