Best Second Albums-SiriusXM This Week

Marc Reiter will be returning for one of his parlor games.

I’ll let him describe it:

Best Second Albums EVER (or, No Sophomore Slumps!): Those Artists Whose Second Albums Topped Their Strong Debuts (or at least gave it a run for its money!).

As the cliche goes, “You have your whole life to write your first album, and only eighteen months to write your second one!”, so the pressure’s on when it comes time to follow up that strong debut release. We’re going to explore some of the best one-two punches in the history of popular music. You may agree; you may disagree; and maybe you have a few that we haven’t thought of! Remember, the artist must have a good first AND second album…we’re not looking at One Hit Wonders, or Strong Growers (those who grew dramatically between their first and second albums)…Those are different themes altogether!

Some Examples:

“Outlandos D’Amour” vs “Regatta De Blanc”

Elvis Costello
“My Aim Is True” vs “This Year’s Model”

(I don’t agree with this, I much prefer the first with Clover as opposed to the second with the Attractions.)

Led Zeppelin
“Led Zeppelin I” vs “Led Zeppelin II”

(“II” was more popular, but “I” was darker and I still prefer it.)

“Pablo Honey” vs “The Bends”

Beastie Boys
“Licensed To Ill” vs “Paul’s Boutique”

You get the idea.

Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday February 26th, on Volume 106, 7 PM East, 4 PM West.

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