Second album syndrome

Many bands find that second album difficult. Artists spend years striving to be heard & perfecting the work & seldom get noticed by a record label to release it. That difficult second album can, often prove to be simply pony! Here though, it’s my problem. Trying to invest in more of the great sound I … Continue reading “Second album syndrome”

Many bands find that second album difficult. Artists spend years striving to be heard & perfecting the work & seldom get noticed by a record label to release it. That difficult second album can, often prove to be simply pony!

Here though, it’s my problem. Trying to invest in more of the great sound I originally stumbled upon is causing problems. Not always the next album chronologically, but they next album I purchase. They are increasingly failing to hit the spot.

Is it the impact of the first offering is so original that the next purchase can’t sound so fresh? Or is it because I’m listening to the albums repeatedly all day & getting bored? Or is it the fault of the artists themselves who can not cover more than 5″ of polycarbonate substrate with their talent? Or (my greatest fear) I’m getting old & like my elders, buying an album on the strength of a single & thinking I’m still cool!


Here’s my “Second Purchase Of artist Offering, Flaw” (or SPOOF) list:

FromToI say
David GrayWhite LadderNew Day At Midnightboring
IncubusMorning ViewA Crow Left Of The Murderv.disappointing
Zero 7Simple ThingsWhen It Fallsnot interested
NERDIn Search OfFly Or Diedoesn’t compare
B.R.M.C.B.R.M.C.Take Them On On Your Ownanything new there?
Nitin SawneyProphesyHumanjust no
MuseShowbizOrigins Of Symmetrywhy bother?

From this day onwards, I shall never again, SPOOF my money on rubbish.

2 thoughts on “Second album syndrome”

  1. I’ve actually really got into the second BRMC album now. Their third is excellent! Others I’m willing to give another try are Muse – Origins Of Symmetry and Incubus – A Crow Left Of The Murder.

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