Podcast Episode
Season
Nine
number
452
Type
Roundtable
Post Date
9/10/2019

Sophomore Slump Reversed

What happens when bands reverse the dreaded sophomore slump? We discuss our favorite sophomore albums of the 90s.

To paraphrase a rock 'n roll saying, you get a lifetime to make your first record, but six months to make your second. As we've discovered in our Sophomore Slump Revisited series, it is not always the case that limited time causes the dreaded Sophomore Slump. Record label management shake-ups, shifting radio playlists and various other factors have impacted the success or failure of second albums. But what about the opposite? Bands that made okay or solid freshman efforts, but kicked it up a notch on their sophomore album and finally "discovered their sound" or "delivered on their promising debut." Or bands that released massive, chart-topping first albums, only to equal or exceed with their follow-up. There's a lot to cover, and a lot to discuss as we talk about a bunch of bands and albums that reversed the curse of the Sophomore Slump.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Sophomore Jinx by Self
  • 9:57 - Cut Your Hair by Pavement
  • 24:34 - Not Too Late by Satchel
  • 37:20 - Pen Pals by Sloan
  • 48:41 - Until You Came Along by Golden Smog
  • Outro - Spice Up Your Life by Spice Girls

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