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

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

Postby C » 17 Mar 2019, 14:21

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 17 Mar 2019, 16:35

C. forgot to mention: it has to be before 1974
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby C » 17 Mar 2019, 16:37

A couple of contenders?

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Postby Muskrat » 17 Mar 2019, 21:22

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Postby Muskrat » 17 Mar 2019, 21:22

...not to mention "With the Beatles," which has a few good tunes.
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Things that a fella can't forget...

Mike Boom wrote:It is brilliant of course, probably the best of the complete Thick as a Brick boots.

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Postby slightbreeze » 17 Mar 2019, 23:56

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Marvellous album, my second favourite of all time behind Marquee Moon.

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I had always thought his first was a snoozer but this one ...
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Re: The most seminally robust sophomore album of all time...?

Postby C » 18 Mar 2019, 07:56

Some nice choices!

Good lads

What about this one:

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

Postby The Write Profile » 18 Mar 2019, 08:10

Their debut was fine and incendiary in its own right, but it feels decidedly small when stacked against this record, which sounds and feels like an atom bomb due to go off at any moment. The debut was the template, the sophomore effort showed exactly how far you could get away with it.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 18 Mar 2019, 09:25

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

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Postby kath » 18 Mar 2019, 09:35

slightbreeze wrote:Image


i'll take this one.

not that i'm done.

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Postby kath » 18 Mar 2019, 09:35

C wrote:A couple of contenders?

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excellent choices.

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

Postby kath » 18 Mar 2019, 09:53

a few additions...

james gang rides again
reckoning
queen II
idlewild south
regatta de blanc
in the wake of poseidon
pretenders II
a saucerful of secrets

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Postby HotRats » 18 Mar 2019, 10:53

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