‘Third time’s a charm’ albums.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Osthagen, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Osthagen

    Osthagen Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now we’ve had threads about classic first and second albums. This time I’m looking for cases where it took artists a third album to hit the nail on the head.

    An obvious example would be Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run.
     
  2. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Is that the intro I shoulda been in?

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    Even though I love Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway, I’m sure a lot of people would say it took the third Wings album, Band On The Run, to really hit the nail on the head. Again I enjoy all three!
     
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  3. evillouie

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    Yes - The Yes Album
     
  4. Plutonio

    Plutonio Juju

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    The two previous albums are great too, but this is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece. [​IMG]
     
  5. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Watcher of the Skies

    Genesis' third album (Nursery Cryme) is notable for being the first to feature the classic five-man lineup of Gabriel, Banks, Rutherford, Hackett and Collins. They also begin to settle into a "sound."

    A good modern example would be the National and their great third album Alligator.
     
  6. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    “ Damn the Torpedoes “
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

    (Released Oct 19, 1979)
     
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    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes.

    The first two were strong but DTT is a masterpiece.
     
  8. carlwm

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    Ha ha ha. Great minds.....
     
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  9. Electric Sydney

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    Soft Machine - Third
     
  10. DPK

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    James- Gold Mother
     
  11. PCM7027

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    Blondie Parallel Lines
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    Marillion Misplaced Childhood
     
  12. Osthagen

    Osthagen Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
     
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  13. lesterbangs

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    Guess we have to wait for the "Fifth Album's a Charm" before we get to mention John Mellencamp...
     
  14. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    “A Hard Day’s Night”
    The Beatles

    (Released July 10, 1964)

    Their first album composed entirety of songs written within the group; unlike their previous 2 records, there are no covers.
     
  15. mcchocchoc

    mcchocchoc Forum Resident

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  16. Madness

    Madness Forum Resident

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    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
     
  17. mrbobdobalina

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    Monkees - Headquarters
    Ramones - Rocket To Russia
    Clash - London Calling
     
  18. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    I want to agree but volumes one and two weren't too shabby.
     
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  19. Galactus2

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    London Calling = the proverbial home run of a 3rd album, similar to Born To Run.

    I’ll also toss in Alice Cooper’s ‘Love It To Death’ (or was Killer their 3rd album?)
     
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  20. ModernDayWarrior

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    Run DMC - Raising Hell
    Slayer - Reign in Blood
    Anthrax - Among The Living
     
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  21. BadJack

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    "Ok Computer"?
     
  22. HoratioH

    HoratioH Talk Sparks to me

    While I personally consider Indiscreet the best Sparks album, Kimono My House is regarded as their finest by many, and it was their breakthrough in commercial terms.
     
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  23. If I Can Dream_23

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    This was indeed the only one I could think of in terms of a third album being a truly enormous leap from the second, or first. At least for me.
     
  24. mcchocchoc

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    I really enjoy their first two albums, but . . . .

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. If I Can Dream_23

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    Actually, upon thinking, the most blatant one is probably Alice Cooper!

    Love It To Death (1971).


    At least for many. And certainly commercially. Myself, I love the first two albums as well.
     
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