Top 10 most underwhelming second albums

Posted May 21st, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 6 Comments

Q Magazine has compiled its list of the top 10 most underwhelming follow-ups to smash debuts. It errs on the side of being overly English, but at least half of them are spot-on.

The Stone Roses’ Second Coming justifiably tops the list (uhh, naming your album ‘second coming’ was begging for failure), followed closely by Elastica’s The Menace, which, indeed, was horrid, but for every Jeff Buckley on the list there’s a Rage Against the Machine. Why bother with what was obviously terrible to begin with?

And speaking of, for some reason The Darkness is in there. I was unaware anyone gave an ass about their first record.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bigcitysheep // May 21, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    I guess I’m the only person who prefers Second Coming to the first SR LP.
    *runs*

  • 2 eric // May 21, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    no need to run. i simply don’t believe you.

  • 3 bigcitysheep // May 21, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Oh, you had better believe it. :)

  • 4 radiofreekevin // May 22, 2007 at 9:29 am

    I don’t hateSecond Coming, but it’s no surprise the Limeys are still bitter. I don’t think they’ll ever get over that record.

    That first Darkness record, however, is effing amazing. Succumb, Eric. Emphasis on cum.

  • 5 eric // May 22, 2007 at 10:36 am

    the darkness is joke rock. i can’t get into joke rock.

  • 6 radiofreekevin // May 24, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    meh, whatever. can we both agree that “underwhelming” is a marvelous word, then?