Since the second album for me. I'm listening to Polythene right now and even my two least favourite tracks (Stereo World and Tangerine) are still as good as the best songs by any other rock band I know today, which is a shame because I'd love another Feeder-style band even though Feeder are still making great stuff.
Suffocate I think you prefer the version you know the first. I first knew the album and totally fell in love with that song. I had no idea the single version is different, so when I got threir Singles Collection it was a big surprise. Well the single isn't bad at all, but it's quite an other song, and me I prefer the album song. :)
I heard the album version first and prefer the single version! I get what you're saying though - it's strange when you get used to a song and hear a different version. Usually I prefer the first version I heard. One band re-recorded 4 songs for their album last year and I prefer all of the originals.
I remember seeing them play Stereo World at a gig in about 2001 when they'd toned their sound down a lot. The song was played so hard and the light show made it look like the world was about to end! The "new" fans looked a bit shocked TBH. Idlewild did something similar with Film for the Future for a while too :)