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How To Beat The Difficult Second Album Syndrome

Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 26 January 2007

SOPHOMORE SLUMP Or Comeback Of The Year? asked Fall Out Boy in a brilliantly prescient track on their 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree, and no question will be gnawing more deeply now at leftfield rock tyros Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and Arcade Fire as they battle to overcome one of music's most dreaded malaises – Difficult Second Album Syndrome (DSAS).

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