Elvis Costello once said that you have your whole life to write your first album, but only six months to come up with the second one. In most instances, an artist’s debut album is a full revelation of their sound and a showcase of their musical prowess. Occasionally though, it offers a glimpse of genius - a manifestation of the maturation of process. The sophomore slump is a hurdle that any artist tries to jump over, whether you are a musician, a student, or even an editor of a school journal.

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