Three Successive Albums - Only In 3s

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  1. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

    OK, I am bored.
    Name three exemplary successive full length albums by any given band or musical artist. Any genre. No skipping, they have to be released in a row. No clunkers in between.

    I have a few. But for you post punk/new wavers:

    New Order

    Power Corruption & Lies (1983)
    Low Life (1985)
    Brotherhood (1986)

    New Order never released anything as good during this three year period before or after.
  2. IRC

    IRC 1,000+ Posts

    Dark Side of the Moon
    Wish You Were Here

    (And just for good measure - The Wall)
  3. bevo barry

    bevo barry 500+ Posts

    A contribution from a poster who lived in Jester its first two years:
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    1. Bayou Country (key tracks: Born on the Bayou, Proud Mary)
    2. Green River (key tracks: Green River, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi)
    3. Willy and the Poor Boys (key tracks: Fortunate Son, Who'll Stop the Rain)
  4. Basketball Jones

    Basketball Jones 500+ Posts

    Led Zeppelin I
    Led Zeppelin II
    Led Zeppelin III
    Led Zeppelin IV

    you can debate after that -- Houses of the Holy was next, which was OK. However, Physical Graffiti, the 6th album, was excellent. Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda were mixed bags.
  5. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    I dunno, I think I disagree about the New Order. Low Life is my least favorite album though I do like it a whole helluva lot. Movement shreds it, however, in like, my opinion and stuff. I also think Technique is better as well. But that does not go with the span of 3.

    I cannot leave Brotherhood off, however. Many fans don't like that album because it has Bizarre Love Triangle on it. I adore that album in spite of it. Dammit.

    Low Life screws up any sequence of 3 for that band for me.
  6. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

    Brotherhood gets slagged by a lot of New Order fans, but i adore it as well. Especially side A. I would have normally agreed with you on Low Life but I was listening to it today, and I forgot just how solid it was.
    OK, so for you punk rock folks.

    Husker Du

    Zen Arcade (1984) - chartered trips, newest industry
    New Day Rising (1984) - celebrated summer, powerline
    Flip Your Wig (1985) - makes no sense at all, divide and conquer

    epic.... All released with 18 months of each other.
  7. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    Good heavens you like good music.

    I guess I need to listen to Low Life fresh and maybe rethink my critique. I have been playing the hell out of Movement and P C & L's.
  8. wherzwaldo

    wherzwaldo 1,000+ Posts

    [ Pablo Honey -
    [ The Bends ]
    [ OK Computer ]
    - Kid A ]
  9. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

    good one, wherzwaldo..

    I think i would strike Pablo Honey and go with the next 3..

    The Bends
    OK Computer
    Kid A

    That is not a knock on Pablo Honey, which a lot of snobby radiohead fans hate. There is some solid stuff on that LP.
  10. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

    OK, two more. Going more classic..David Bowie

    Low (1977)
    Heroes (1977)
    Lodger (1979)

    A lot of Bowie fans might throw Station to Station (1976) in there and lose Lodger, but Lodger just keeps getting better every time i listen to it. I think Lodger rules. - Martsch. Plus, these three neatly include the Berlin/Eno era of Bowie.

    Rolling Stones

    Beggars Banquet (1968)
    Let It Bleed (1969)
    Sticky Fingers (1971)

    Again, tough choices, as Their Satanic Majesties Request(1967) and Exile in Main St. (1972), which bracket those 3, are fine records, but they are both so disparate to each other and disparate to the 3 sandwiched in between them. It's funny because if i had to pick just one stones album, i would probably choose between either Exile or Satanic Majesties.

    But we are talking 3 here.
  11. BigWill

    BigWill 2,500+ Posts

    Born To Run
    The River

    My Aim is True
    This Year's Model
    Armed Forces

    Rubber Soul
    Sgt. Peppers
  12. HammerOfTheHorns

    HammerOfTheHorns 100+ Posts

    Number of the Beast

    Piece of Mind

  13. pasotex

    pasotex 2,500+ Posts

    The Unforgettable Fire
    The Joshua Tree

    Fables of the Reconstruction

    I think the Beatles are pretty hard to beat. Sgt. Peppers imo is the weakest of the three and it is outstanding. Revolver is probably my favorite album of all time especially considering when it was made and its influence on subsequent music. The digital remasters dramatically improve the guitars.
  14. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

  15. beaVo

    beaVo 500+ Posts

    bigwill beat me to it.

    rubber soul, revolver, & sgt pepper...

    best 3 successive albums of all time
  16. balter

    balter 100+ Posts

    My favorite band for the last 15 years or so...

    Being There
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  17. El Torito

    El Torito 1,000+ Posts

    First Choice:

    1. Permanent Waves
    2. Moving Pictures
    3. Signals

    Second Choice

    1. Metallica
    2. Load
    3. Re-Load
  18. freyguy

    freyguy 250+ Posts

    I prefer:

    A Farewell to Kings

    But I'm partial to songs that are well over 15min.
  19. schnarkle

    schnarkle 500+ Posts

    The Yes Album
    Close to the Edge
  20. nych 1

    nych 1 250+ Posts

    Bob Dylan- after the Beatles and maybe the Stones for best three consecutive of all time
    Bringing It All Back Home (March 22, 1965)
    Highway 61 Revisited (August 20, 1965)
    Blonde on Blonde (July 4, 1966)

    Elton John- the guy is only known as a "singles" artist to many, but the guy cranked out great albums through the 70s
    Tumbleweed Connection (Oct. 30, 1970)
    Madman Across the Water (Nov. 5, 1971)
    Honky Chateau (May 19, 1972)

    Neil Young
    for the masses
    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (May 14, 1969)
    After the Goldrush (Aug. 31, 1970)
    Harvest (Feb. 14, 1972)
    for the ditch- three of the more dark albums of all time
    Time Fades Away (Oct. 15, 1973)
    On the Beach (July 19, 1974)
    Tonight's the Night (June 20, 1975)

    Iron Maiden
    Killers (1981)- I want to acknowledge Di'Anno, the original lead singer
    The Number of the Beast (1982)
    Piece of Mind (1983)
    Powerslave (1984)- if you prefer Dickinson stuff, drop Killers

    Black Sabbath- if metal is your thing, these albums influenced many of your favorite musicians
    Black Sabbath (1970)
    Paranoid (1970)
    Master of Reality (1971)

    Bob Marley- I think too many people only have Marley's greatest hits; they need to dig into the album tracks
    Catch a Fire (April 13, 1973)
    Burnin' (Oct. 19, 1973)
    Natty Dread (Oct. 25, 1974)

    Metallica- I'm a pre-Black album fan; I still support them, but their last great album is And Justice For All
    Kill 'em All (July 29, 1983)
    Ride the Lightning (July 27, 1984)
    Master of Puppets (March 3, 1986)

    The Pixies- influences can be heard everywhere from Cobain, Weezer, 'alternative' music, etc.
    Surfer Rosa (1988)
    Doolittle (1989)
    Bossanova (1990)

    The Replacements-the original college radio darlings
    Let It Be (1984)
    Tim (1985)
    Pleased to Meet Me (1987)

    Judas Priest- Along with Maiden, the best of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)
    British Steel (April 14, 1980)
    Point of Entry (Feb 26, 1981)
    Screaming for Vengeance (July 17, 1982)

    Tears for Fears- took grief from my metalhead friends
    The Hurting (March 7, 1983)
    Songs from the Big Chair (Feb 25, 1985)
    The Seeds of Love (Sept. 25, 1989)

    Beastie Boys- loved how different each of these albums are
    License to Ill (1986)
    Paul's Boutique (1989)
    Check Your Head (1992)

    Slayer- Tipper Gore's favorite feel-good band; amazing double bass drumming by Dave Lombardo
    Reign in Blood (1986)
    South of Heaven (1988)
    Seasons in the Abyss (1990)

    Sonic Youth- I remember them in the 2nd slot for the a tour with Neil Young in 1991/92. The hippie Neil fans had no idea what hit them.
    Sister (1987)
    Daydream Nation (1988)
    didn't include the Whitey Album (side project)
    Goo (1990)- I know a lot of peope don't like b/c major label debut, but I didn't think it was a sell-out record

    Wanted to squeeze Prince in there, but Parade messes it up
    1999 (1982)
    Purple Rain (1984)
    Around the World in a Day (1985)
    Parade (1986)
    Sign of the Times (1987)
  21. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

    nice. I will comment on the bands I really like:Pixies

  22. TexasRx

    TexasRx 500+ Posts

    I'll go with-The Tragically Hip
    -Road Apples
    -Fully Completely
    -Day for Night


    -Grace Under Pressure
    -Power Windows
    -Hold Your Fire

    Minus the Bear

    -Highly Refined Pirates
    -Menos el Oso
    -Planet of Ice
  23. Michtex

    Michtex 1,000+ Posts

  24. nych 1

    nych 1 250+ Posts

    I thought about it, but I really like Sign o' the Times.
  25. converse

    converse 250+ Posts

  26. YoLaDu

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  27. hooklahoma

    hooklahoma 1,000+ Posts

  28. HornHawk

    HornHawk 250+ Posts

    Jackson Browne:
    Late for the Sky (74)
    The Pretender (76)
    Running on Empty (77)

    Bob Seger:
    Night Moves (76)
    Stranger in Town (78)
    Against the Wind (80)
  29. MAROON

    MAROON 250+ Posts

    The Police
    Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
    Reggatta de Blanc (1979)
    Zenyattà Mondatta (1980)
    Ghost in the Machine (1981)
    Synchronicity (1983)
  30. Longhorn Tim

    Longhorn Tim 250+ Posts


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