We all have them. Bands you just never got into but have put out some songs that you absolutely love.
I have quite a few, but the one that has most recently (since the album came out) struck me is On Melancholy Hill by the Gorillaz. For some reason they just never did much for me, but that song is one of my favorite songs to come out in the past few years. The bass line and instrumental melody together is just flat out gorgeous.
Holy shit this just reminded me of a hilarious moment I had with a friend maybe 8-10 years ago. This was back in the days of Kazza so there were single songs sprinkled throughout my library. I lived with the folks so my brother would download some songs and they would end up in my list. Every now and then he would say things like:
Him: "Black Eyed Peas, what the hell?" Me: "My brother probably downloaded that one" Him: "Nickelback?!?! Say it aint so!" Me: "Brother" Him: "Haha your brother likes Pink?" Me: *embarassed look* "What? I like that song..."
The song was Just Like a Pill. I havent listened to it since probably around that time, but at the time I liked it despite having no interest in her other music.
sorry. i don't love the flaming lips. i want to. but the moment of adoration has never happened for me. still, i'll never forget the first time i heard 'She Don't Use Jelly' way back in the 90s. loved it.