n. Disappointing follow-up to a successful first record album. The term can be applied to a follow-up to a band's first major label release, rather than exclusively to the first release in any format, and can refer either to album sales or critical reception. Sophmore slumps often occur when a band or singer experiences far greater popularity than expected, and is pressured to release new material quickly in order to stay in the public spotlight, or when expectations of follow-up releases are simply too high to be met, due to the success of the first album. A sophomore slump can also occur when a band is ridiculously overhyped and sells millions of records to scenesters and posers, but by the time the second album rolls around even the scenesters and poser have figured out that they actually suck.
Hey, you ever heard of Vampire Weekend? Those guys are a sophomore slump just waiting to happen.
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1) when a musician releases their second album, which is not as popular as their first.

2) During a college student's sophomore year, their GPA drops after having a high GPA from their freshman year
1) 50 Cent's albums: Get Rich Or Die Trying; Candyshop

2)I had a 3.23 GPA during my freshman year, but now that the sophomore slump has hit me I now have a 2.88
by Clemson Token February 12, 2007
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When a student makes good grades freshman year, but sophomore year they fail to live up to the expectations because the classes get harder, the workload is bigger, and lack of motivation
Person 1: "Your GPA was a 3.9 freshman year. Why is it a 2.0 now?"
Person 2: "I'm just going through the sophomore slump."
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I guess they call it the sophomore slump, always crying and always drunk
Sophomore slump
Few dead more gone the rest well on their way
by Kaylen! December 28, 2021
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