Released in 1994, Teenager of the Year was Frank Black’s second solo album, produced by former Pere Ubu member Eric Drew Feldman, who also played keyboards. This album is often cited as the high-point of Francis' post-Pixies catalogue, even being named to Pitchfork's "Top 100 Albums of the 90s". Long considered a testament to Frank Black's songwriting skills as well as his virtue as a performer, Teenager also features work by several backing musicians, including Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago and guitarist Lyle Workman. Although not originally well-received, the record is now widely praised by both critics and fans as his strongest post-Pixies moment.
The album reached number 2 on Billboard's Heat Seekers list and 131 on The Billboard 200 list in 1994. The single "Headache" reached number 10 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks that year.
Although it is out of print in LP or CD form, like all of Black Francis' non-Pixies catalogue, it is available to stream on his website.