The Great Sophomore Albums...?

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2024, 18:43

Apart from Hot Rats (and perhaps a bit of JT), you're way way off.
Many titles have been mentioned so I might have missed this one: EC - This year's model. Certainly not on my list of best sophomores (it is high on my list of most disappointing follows-up to a wonderful debut), but I'd figure a bunch of limey bastards would have been all over this one.

I was going to make a case for Uriah Heep's Look At Yourself. Decent album! But it's their 3rd, just found out. And "Salisbury' is shite.
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Charlie O. » 21 May 2024, 18:59

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Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 21 May 2024, 19:15

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 21 May 2024, 19:34

mudshark wrote:Apart from Hot Rats (and perhaps a bit of JT), you're way way off.
Humbug!


EC - This year's model.
Behave lad!





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Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 21 May 2024, 19:42

Back to the night - Joan Armatrading
Crazysexycool - TLC
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Mike Boom » 21 May 2024, 19:44

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Head Over Heels and

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Going Blank Again

There are tons of great second albums

As far as EC goes This Years Model is way better than the debut and Armed Forces is better than both of them and Get Happy is better than all of them (except Imperial Bedroom and Blood and Chocolate)
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Postby Charlie O. » 21 May 2024, 20:10

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Loose Salute
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Postby Neige » 21 May 2024, 20:52

Limpin' Jez McKenzie wrote:Back to the night - Joan Armatrading



Good call
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Hightea » 21 May 2024, 21:30

ChrisB wrote:
C wrote:
Hightea wrote:Déjà Vu


I was waiting for this one Steve!

The question is it a sophomore CSN album or CSN&Y's debut?

I'd say the latter and therefore not eligible.

I would be interested in other's views...




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disagree with both of you Deja Vu superior

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby ChrisB » 21 May 2024, 22:00

The point is CSN and CSN&Y are regarded as two separate bands, therefore Deja Vu cannot be regarded as sophomore but a debut

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 21 May 2024, 22:07

My fave:

The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis




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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Mike Boom » 21 May 2024, 22:34

mudshark wrote:This is quite pointless, but since we're all retirees with fuck all to do, why the fuck not.


:lol: My new motto for life!
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2024, 23:54

Charlie O. mentioned the mighty Gram Parsons.
And think he's won the prize!!
My gawd, how I love them GP albums.
I'd still be in Europe if it weren't for Gram.
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Charlie O. » 22 May 2024, 00:56

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 May 2024, 16:31

The obvious two to me (but probably no-one else) are:

Clock DVA - Thirst
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 22 May 2024, 17:59

Darkness_Fish wrote:The obvious two to me (but probably no-one else) are:

Clock DVA - Thirst
Coil - Horse Rotorvator


No, they were on the tip of my tongue




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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 23 May 2024, 15:52

A question for C. here.

I was going to mention Amazing Blondel's Evensong in the debut albums thread.

But according to All Music it's their second. Amazing Blondel and a Few Faces is supposedly their first.

Both 1970.

If this is correct Eve,nsong is their sophomore.
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby NMB » 23 May 2024, 16:38

Eponymous sophomore albums:

Warren Zevon
Paul Simon

There must be more?
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby ChrisB » 25 May 2024, 11:15

Can't believe I've forgotten these

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Postby naughty boy » 25 May 2024, 11:23

ChrisB wrote:"Kimono my house" Sparks



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