Eloquent title, I know, but basically what it says on the tin. Its been my experience that context can really change how we view the media we consume; and, suffice it to say the context of OML has changed pretty dramatically since its release. What spurs this on is that I play my pandora over the radio for the guys at work and while I have been able to listen to any other song by Linkin Park, i have been immediately irritated by any songs off of OML. Prior i simply found the album to have a couple songs i thought were okay and otherwise just be dull. Even the couple of songs i enjoyed i have found irritating to listen to over the last couple of days. The only thing i can figure is that while i had made my peace with simply not enjoying OML, i was not ready to make peace with not enjoying the last album with Chester. He was a big part of why i liked the band and to not like the last album he made, and was by all visible accounts intensely proud of, it has been severely damaging my opinion of the album on a whole. Its not fair but emotions seldom are. Maybe its just me, i don't know. But i am curious to know if anyone has experienced something similiar or even maybe the opposite. Maybe you really enjoy the album now and you didn't prior.