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The Difficult Second Album Syndrome

Jeff Apter, unpublished, Spring 2004

ONE OF POP MUSIC’S most accurate axioms is that second albums are the toughest. Typically, you have some of the best years of your life – that is, your first 20-odd, when you’re young, fit and awake – to first live, and then record what you’ve been through for album number one.

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