10 Most Successful Comeback Albums!
With trends and tastes of audience changing on a rapid pace, success in the world of music is not a permanent trend. While many successful singers fade into after a time to never show up again, there are a few who rise from the ashes to the pinnacle of their success.
Below are listed some of these who have created a trend in the music industry and have thus shown that persistence can lead to success.
1.) American Recordings
Johnny rose to success with his first single called as “Cry Cry” in 1955. He was much popular during 1960’s but by late 70’s he got addicted to alcohol and faded away. The world had almost forgotten him but Johnny got a chance again in 1991 with American Recording series.
It released in 1994 and Johnny was an instant hit, all over again. He released six series of American Recording.
2.) Taking the Long Way Home
Dixie Chicks were a rage in 2003 but a wrong statement on Iraq invasion by US made things difficult for them. This created such a backlash that he was threatened with death. It took them 3 years to make a comeback and it was only with the release of Taking The Long Way Home in 2006 that Dixie was able to set the track record right.
3.) Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J’s album in 1990 had the opening lines “Don’t call it comeback” but still many did as his debut album “Radio” was well received but he failed thereafter and was under lot of depression. It was with the release of Mama Said Knock You that he achieved success in 1990 and made a comeback.
Black Sabbath was a success in 1970’s with release of their album, Paranoid. By end of 70’s they started fading away but bounced back in 1980 with Heaven and Hell which was composed with a new singer Ronnie James Dio. The success story still continues and Black Sabbath plan to record their final album by late 2015.
5.) American Idiot
Green day rose to fame initially with Dookie that sold over 20 million copies. They released more in the series but could not do much. After a break of 10 years, they came up with American Idol. They won a Grammy for the same and it was well received.
6.) Brian Wilson Presents Smile
Pet Sounds was one of the best albums of Beach Boys and they tried recording more such successful tracks but did not succeed. Wilson tried hard and eventually went into depression. It was in 2007, almost 37 years after his first success that Wilson released Smile and received three Grammys for the same.
7.) Songs For Young Lovers
Frank Sinatra was a big name in 1940s but Americans slowly started losing interest in him. He slowly started fading from memory of people but by 1953 he won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in From Here to Eternity. He later recorded Songs for Young Lovers and released 16 albums in this style.
Dr. Dre initially rose to fame with The Chronicle in 1992 but soon landed in troubled waters as his other ventures received lukewarm response. He was almost in depression but his album 2001 worked wonders for Dr Dre and he was nominated for five Grammys.
9.) Van Lear Rose
Loretta Lynn was extremely successful in her career as she had released 55 albums in her career. She retired in 1990’s to care for her sick husband and in 2004 suddenly decided to work with Jack White. Her album Van Lear Rose thereafter was universally acclaimed. It was nominated for five Grammys and she took two for the same.
10.) The Next Day
David debuted with “Space Oddity” in 1969 and penned out hit numbers for over 30 years. He released “Reality” in 2003 which was not received well and audience wrote him off. Surprisingly, the release of The Next Day in 2013 brought him back to fame and the same was nominated for three Grammys.