Sunshine's Top 10 Favorite Sophomore Albums

10. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

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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

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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

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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

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

6. Manchester Orchestra - Means Everything To Nothing

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
$9.49
Warner Bros.

Honorable Mentions

“Demon Days” by Gorillaz

“Sea of Cowards” by The Dead Weather

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