While some artists and bands fall into a sophomore slump upon releasing their second album, others take their music to an entirely new level on the follow-up to their debut. And to highlight those acts in light of the xx releasing their sophomore effort, Coexist, next month, the folks at Pigeons & Planes outlined ranked the 20 artists whose second album was their best. Some acts include Nirvana, Kanye West, and Neutral Milk Hotel, but you'll have to click the link below to see the full lineup.

20 Artists Whose Second Album Was Their Best