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Best Sophomore Albums

Loved this subject on the Sound Opinions Podcast – best sophomore albums, the rare condition where the second record is better than the first. They are really really hard to find.  Here are their lists, followed by mine (when I heard the subject the 2 that I thought of were Smells Like Teen’s Spirit and Paul’s Boutique):

Jim
Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit
The Cars, Candy-O
A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
PJ Harvey, Rid of Me

Greg
Jimi Hendrix, Axis Bold As Love
Sinéad O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model
Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique

Steve
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Bob Dylan – The FreeWheelin Bob Dylan
The Band – The Band

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