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After Midnight Radio Ep 2: Sophomore Slump or Comeback Of The Year

Hello everyone, here's the playlist for After Midnight Radio Episode 2: Sophomore Slump or Comeback of The Year!

Sophomore albums are often overlooked, debut albums are the ones that are commemorated 10 years on. However there are some absolutely iconic sophomore albums by some incredible bands that I wanted to share with you here on After Midnight Radio.

This episode is one that came from a conversation I had with my Dad while in the car and listening to music as we do, musing over why we like certain songs or what makes a great album. We started discussing why we think sophomore albums are perhaps in our opinions better than the debuts, even some incredible debut albums. I feel like the most successful sophomore albums are the ones where the bands or artists have leaned in to who they are as musicians and evolved their sound further than perhaps they were capable of on their debuts. This may be for a number of reasons from touring more and creating while on the road, or having the success from a debut to fall back onto. 

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite sophomore albums, these are in no particular order and of course are based on the music I grew up listening to and discovering. 

You can listen to After Midnight Radio Episode 2 here.

You can find this playlist on Spotify here.

Muse - New Born (Origin Of Symmetry)

Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under

Lorde - Hard Feelings  (Melodrama)

The 1975 - Paris (I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It)

Bastille - Warmth (Wild World)

Boston Manor - Flowers In Your Dustbin (Welcome To The Neighbourhood)

Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We’re Going Down (From Under The Cork Tree)

Wolf Alice - Don’t Delete The Kisses (Visions Of A Life)

Holding Absence - In Circles (The Greatest Mistake Of My Life)

Glass Animals - Life Itself  (How To Be A Human Being)

Foo Fighters - My Hero (The Colour And The Shape)

Nothing But Thieves - I’m Not Made By Design (Broken Machine)

My Chemical Romance - Thank You For The Venom (Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge)

Nirvana - Lithium (Nevermind)

Paramore - For A Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic (RIOT!)

twenty one pilots - heavydirtysoul (Blurryface)

Linkin Park - Numb (Meteora)

Amber Run - Fickle Game (For A Moment, I Was Lost)

Trash Boat - Undermine (Crown Shyness)

Radiohead - High And Dry (The Bends)

Hayley Williams - Just A Lover (Flowers for Vases/descansos)

CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue (Every Open Eye)

Until next time...


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