Why are self-titled albums often the best?
You see it a lot — not every time, but quite frequently. A band releases their first album and it’s a huge hit, and subsequent releases can’t quite stand up to it.
In cases where this is true, I think there is one big reason for it.
For a band’s first album, they have songs that they’ve been working on for years, if not the better part of their life. They have a…