Originally Posted by MPF
You gotta appreciate a band while you still think they are good. Most people will always hold either the first album, or the next album they hear from a band as their best, even if it is not to the general consensus.
I've actually come to realize this myself and I try to be concious of it when thinking about my own opinions about new discoveries. Although oftentimes I'll need to hear a second or third album to truly appreciate that band.