Marijuanasaurus wrote: »
I tend to like the first albums of some bands as well. System of a Down's self-titled album is easily my favorite, and The Black Angels and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club first albums are the best too.
I think it has something to do with the band being at its purest raw form when they first start out. By their third and fourth albums they are refining their style more and abiding by the feedback of their fans and gaining more popularity by doing so. Eventually they become mainstream and for the most part they start sounding like shit because trying to please millions makes you compromise style. It is hard for most bands to keep that balance between pleasing their fans and sticking to their roots.
Later albums are shit. First albums are better.