I'm not 100%sure we haven' had a thread like this before but I can't find it so....
What's the music you unapologetically like? Things that you know are unfashionable or not even something you think you really like at first, even hate at first, resist for ages but then it just keeps inserting itself into your mind until you have to admit the truth? Even though if it came on a playlist mix in front of friends ad family, you'd be mortified?
I'll start: 1. Madonna: Future: It's just a catchy chorus. I shouldn't like it - stupid cod-reggae and autotune nonsense. BUT! It does capture that summery sound and the chorus and brass break and really good.
2. The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke: Queen: Where to start? The Title? The baroque-esque Style? The changing rhythm? The lyrics ("Fairy dandy, tickling the fancy", "What a quaere fellow"), the Tweeness? The Harmonies? BUT! It's a fucking stone-cold masterpiece and a miracle of song creation, dense, exciting and constantly changing with killer bass from Deacon - always Queen's secret weapon, AND it describes a really cool Dadd painting really well.
Now take everything I've written up there and imagine me, sweating, saying this to unimpressed people at a party. Sigh. Nerd.
You could probably add Seaside Rendezvous to this but at least people get that that's a pastiche.
3. Pretty much anything by Mike Oldfield outside The Hits.
For example, this can't be explained after popping up on a playlist at a party: BUT! It's insane genius. And just after this excerpt ends is an absolutely amazing build to a climax bit within 30 seconds but the daft CD compiler didn't leave that in so this ends on a weird organ key transposition.
Again, imagine the party explanation of this. (Edit: Gah! Change it to track 16 on the playlist!)