Ten Sequel Albums That Didn't Live Up to the Original - Rolling Stone
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Ten Sequel Albums That Didn’t Live Up to the Original

From Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night II’ to Ja Rule’s ‘Pain Is Love 2’

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Eminem pulled off a pretty amazing feat last month: he released a stellar sequel album. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 may not quite live up to the original, but compared to other sequel albums in rap and rock history it's the musical equivalent of The Godfather 2 – or, at the very least, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Sequel albums in rap are fairly common, but in rock they tend to come when an artist has trouble getting attention for any of their recent work. Predictably, most are highly disappointing. Here are 10 rap and rock sequel albums that failed to live up to the original.

By Andy Greene


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