The Difficult Second Album

You’ve probably heard the old cliche: “You have your whole life to write for your first album and six months to make your second.” That’s why so many acts crash and burn with their second efforts.

Or do they? Concert Hotels created this graphic that investigates the so-called curse of the second album. Give it a click to get started.

Second Album copy

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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