Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

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Jeff Apter, unpublished, Spring 2004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.

Total word count of piece: 478

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: