This presumably happens because they’ve had more time to choose or write songs for their first album than they do after their careers have taken off and/or because there was so much hype surrounding their first album that their second album had no chance of living up to anyone’s expectations.
Many artists, however, are able to avoid that slump and their second album ends up turning out to be better or at least as good as their first album.
What are some of your favorite sophomore successes?
Here’s my list:
- Miranda Lambert, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- Martina McBride, The Way that I am
- Tracy Lawrence, Alibis
- Shania Twain, The Woman in Me
- Sara Watkins, Sun Midnight Sun