Sunshine's Top 10 Favorite Sophomore Albums

10. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards


A tasty, distorted call and response that is tough to digest on the first listen but always gets better and better.

9. Four Year Strong - Rise or Die Trying


Fun powerful and catchy, Rise or Die Trying throws in powerful crowd chants that makes everyone who listens a part of something bigger than themselves, that and it kicks fucking ass.

8. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James


Simple, Beautiful, and proved that James Taylor was a musical force to be reckoned with in the softest way possible.

7. Common Market - Tobacco Road


Strong parables led by a quick mc with a sharp flow and strong passion.

6. Manchester Orchestra - Means Everything To Nothing


In your face, unabashed, raw, gritty southern rock that’s a perfect outlet for emotions you didn’t know you had.

5. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black


Arguably the finest soul singer of our generation whose music was brilliantly crafted.

4. Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3


Mastering accessible prog rock while showing musical depth and a propensity for emotive lyrics even though I don’t really understand the story.

3. Weezer - Pinkerton


Authentic and messy but with some real bangers and the best that Weezer has ever been.

2. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory


Its jazzy and beautiful and Phife blends well into a world where Q-Tip takes the lead. Probably the most charming hip-hop record out there.

1. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely


When people try to show others how good Rock N Roll can be, they play them this album and if they don’t then they don’t really know.

Consolers Of The Lonely
Warner Bros.

Honorable Mentions

“Demon Days” by Gorillaz

“Sea of Cowards” by The Dead Weather

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