If I'm going to buy an album, I commit to giving it a real listen. My son wanted St. Anger so I got it, listened to it 4 or 5 times in the car and just wasn't affected by it. Didn't hate it but didn't like it either. Put it on the shelf and just forgot about it. Then along came the Death Magnetic tour and the same son put together a Metallica compilation that was about 2 hours long. He got to know Metallica through me and he loves the old stuff but his compilation had plenty of new stuff, including a few Anger tracks. He likes about half of Anger, by the way. So I got to know it through his ears and it's grown on me (a little bit). Kids are great!