Originally Posted by ravenheart
See, to me that makes it pretty clear cut. Neither are one of your favourite bands. Nine Metallica albums (not counting Garage Inc.)... you like four. 44% doesn't sound like Top 25 material to me.
A friend of mine has a theory regarding bands:
Once you release 4 "Masterpieces", it doesn't really matter what else you do - you're "in". This is how he justifies that Queensryche are still one of his favorite bands, even though he hates everything they've done in the past 15 years.
I don't agree in black and white, but I'm alright with the logic.