Or... the band less liked.
I've noticed that I have a tendency to like the less liked item of something. For example, Glenn Kaiser's work. It seems Rez is his most popular band and they're my least favorite thing he's done (I like them, don't get me wrong). I much prefer his solo blues work - Cardboard Box, Spontaneous Combustion, Ripley County, etc. I like that better than GKB. I even like the 3 worship albums he did.
And speaking of Rez, it seems their least popular album is Hostage (which Scott Waters doesn't even list on his nolifetilmetal.com website). I like it. A lot. I enjoy the new wave-y experimentation. It's not my favorite by the band - that would be Lament, followed by their more blues based albums.
Another example - I don't listen to either artist much anymore but I always liked Michael Sweet's solo stuff better than Stryper (except that piano ballad album in memory of his wife. No disrespect but I just never cared for it.).
My favorite Back to the Future movie is the third one. There, I said it.
Ernest Hemingway's best novels are usually considered The Sun Also Rises and Old Man and the Sea. Those are both great but my favorite is For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Anyone else like this?