The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Kinkhurt » 18 Mar 2019, 12:12

Darkness_Fish wrote:Nation of Millions is clearly the best answer so far. My personal favourite would be:

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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Penk! » 18 Mar 2019, 12:25

White Light/White Heat obbloodyviously

Fun House obvibloodyously

Loveless in a similar vein

And
The Bends
Closer
Good Kid MAAD City
Radio City
The Low End Theory
Odelay
Dog Man Star
Spiderland
Parallel Lines
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle
Paul's Boutique

Either Surfer Rosa or Doolittle depending on what you define as the debut
Siamese Dream
Bryter Layter
You Forgot It in People
Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
Chairs Missing


etc etc

and we haven't even taken former band members' solo albums into account...
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 18 Mar 2019, 13:11

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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby NMB » 18 Mar 2019, 16:40

Surrealistic Pillow or Odessy and Oracle.

It Takes A Nation of Millions was a great choice too.
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby C » 18 Mar 2019, 17:10

Penk! wrote:Either Surfer Rosa or Doolittle depending on what you define as the debut


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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Snarfyguy » 18 Mar 2019, 20:46

More Songs About Buildings and Food certainly deserves a mention.
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Rayge » 18 Mar 2019, 21:28

White Light / White Heat
Surrealistic Pillow
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and Even Serpent's Shine, just a bit after
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Mar 2019, 07:52

Prolly Dylan's or Neil's, or maybe even Beatles'.
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby C » 19 Mar 2019, 09:20

GoogaMooga wrote:Neil's


A good call lad

Yes, a good call





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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Kinkhurt » 19 Mar 2019, 14:35

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I don't think they ever bettered this album, I saw them at Sheffield and Bradford supporting Metallica on the MoP's tour and they cleaned up both times. They were the link between trad metal and thrash - fast chainsaw guitar, decent lyrics for metal and a screamer that could have been in Journey. AIR, Lone Justice, Madhouse, Stand or Fall, Gung Ho - serious riff-age and speed. 'Among the Living' was a real turd after this, no tunes, crap production, not giving Belladonna anything worthy to sing, wearing those stupid fucking shorts and mixing metal and rap - Scott what were you thinking, you invented Neu Metal.
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Mar 2019, 15:51

Kinkhurt wrote:I don't think they ever bettered this album, I saw them at Sheffield and Bradford supporting Metallica on the MoP's tour and they cleaned up both times. They were the link between trad metal and thrash - fast chainsaw guitar, decent lyrics for metal and a screamer that could have been in Journey. AIR, Lone Justice, Madhouse, Stand or Fall, Gung Ho - serious riff-age and speed. 'Among the Living' was a real turd after this, no tunes, crap production, not giving Belladonna anything worthy to sing, wearing those stupid fucking shorts and mixing metal and rap - Scott what were you thinking, you invented Neu Metal.

Hmph! A couple of months ago I dug Among the Living out for the first time in years and years. Loved it. Surely you can't be knocking "Caught in a Mosh" and "Indians"?
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Kinkhurt » 19 Mar 2019, 16:09

Darkness_Fish wrote:
Kinkhurt wrote:I don't think they ever bettered this album, I saw them at Sheffield and Bradford supporting Metallica on the MoP's tour and they cleaned up both times. They were the link between trad metal and thrash - fast chainsaw guitar, decent lyrics for metal and a screamer that could have been in Journey. AIR, Lone Justice, Madhouse, Stand or Fall, Gung Ho - serious riff-age and speed. 'Among the Living' was a real turd after this, no tunes, crap production, not giving Belladonna anything worthy to sing, wearing those stupid fucking shorts and mixing metal and rap - Scott what were you thinking, you invented Neu Metal.

Hmph! A couple of months ago I dug Among the Living out for the first time in years and years. Loved it. Surely you can't be knocking "Caught in a Mosh" and "Indians"?


Pretty much I can, Indians is OK but the whole album is just monotonous, the drumming is disgraceful its taken a big step back to remedial NY-HC, they had double bass drums on that album - but you wouldn't tell anybody. The the guitar sound has no definition, its all chugga-chugga shit, Joey is just chanting the lyrics because hes got no time to do much else, its like every song has to be faster than Gung-Ho and spends too long just doing the same thing over and over a n d o v e r. It's one dimensional boring piece of kack.
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby Charlie O. » 19 Mar 2019, 16:32

C wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Neil's


A good call lad

Yes, a good call


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A surprising nomination, but certainly it's very good, much better than his first.
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 20 Mar 2019, 09:18

Not counting compilations/soundtracks
The back cover of "CAN SOUNDTRACKS" states: "SOUNDTRACKS" is the second album of THE CAN but not album no. two...Album no. two [Tago Mago] will be released in the beginning of 1971
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby joels344 » 20 Mar 2019, 12:40

Darkness_Fish wrote:Nation of Millions is clearly the best answer so far. My personal favourite would be:

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