Often one has to go back and listen to the recording twice or more to find out if it resonates or not. As they say, first impressions can be misleading. I try to go back and listen more to something I'm not sure about, I try to get beyond responding to fly-by-night gut reactions (which I think can be very superficial)...
Contrasts and Connections in Music
"Oh! It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read."
- Algernon Moncrieff (in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest).