Best Second Albums

OK, you’ve recorded your first album—congratulations! Now, what do have planned for an encore? My latest piece for BestClassicBands.com, the eminently readable site edited by my friend Rob Patterson, counts down ten classic bands whose second album improved on their debut.

How’d I do? Let me know and tell us your favorite 2nd LPs?

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About Steven Mirkin

Steven Mirkin’s diverse career has taken him from politics to pop culture to high art, offering him a front row seat to some of the most fascinating events and personalities of our time: writing speeches, fundraising appeals and campaign materials for Ed Koch, John Heinz and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson; chronicling the punk/new wave scenes in New York and London; interviewing musicians such as Elton John, John Lydon and Buck Owens; profiling modern masters Julian Schnabel, Paul Schrader and Jonathan Safran Foer; and writing for TV shows including 21, The Chamber, Let's Make A Deal, and Rock Star: INXS. He currently edits Obitmagazine.com. View all posts by Steven Mirkin

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