Best 3 album run?

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  1. Ray29

    Ray29 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brooklyn, NY
    listening this morning to The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge. Fantastic legendary run for Yes.

    Off top of my head I can think of Beatles Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt Peppers as similarly fantastic. Also King Crimson Larks Tongues, Starless and Bible Black and Red. Also Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers. Black Sabbath self titled, Paranoid and Masters of Reality. David Bowie Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. Led Zep IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti.

    What else am I missing?
  2. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Guided by Voices- B000 thru UTBUTS
  3. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

    SE Pa

    Are The VGPS
  4. Ray29

    Ray29 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brooklyn, NY
    I’d go Something Else, VGPS and Arthur. (I believe Percy disturbed the run)
  5. englishbob

    englishbob Its a s*** business

    Kent, England

    1999 through to Sign O the times

    That's 5 in a row
  6. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Forum Resident

    Worcester, England
    Queen II - Sheer Heart Attack - A Night At The Opera.
  7. The Beatles from "Rubber Soul" onwards to the end... pick any 3 you care to ... greatest run ever... and what came before "Rubber Soul" is utterly amazing too.... greatest catalog ever...
  8. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    Bowie 5 album run:
    Station To Station - Low - “Heroes” - Lodger - Scary Monsters.
  9. Ray29

    Ray29 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brooklyn, NY
    Also Neil Young’s Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, after the gold rush and Harvest. Changed from style to style but all excellent
  10. leudanielm

    leudanielm Well-Known Member

    Led Zeppelin I, II, III. Iconic debut
  11. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    For my money, not many bands have bested the upward trajectory of Radiohead during The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A period. You could even throw Amnesiac in there for a four album run. A very creatively fertile period for them.
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  12. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident

    • One, [​IMG]

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    Then BOOM!!![​IMG]
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  13. Ray29

    Ray29 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brooklyn, NY
    A natural Hat Trick
  14. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

    SE Pa
    Percy not released in US
  15. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Sparks 1974-1975

    Kimono My House
  16. Dellarigg

    Dellarigg Forum Resident


    Darkness On The Edge Of Town, The River, Nebraska
  17. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Let It Be
    Pleased to Meet Me

    Steely Dan
    Can’t Buy a Thrill
    Countdown to Ecstasy
    Pretzel Logic
    (or any three of their first six—since someone else will say it before long ;))

    Stevie Wonder
    Talking Book
    Fulfillingness’ First Finale
    Songs in the Key of Life

    And my Bowie 3 would be “Hunky Dory,” “Ziggy” and “Aladdin Sane.”
  18. Great choice! I also never talk about his trilogy, I refer to the trilogy of part of his quintet/quintology/pentology, involving those 5!!!!!

    The link across that 5 being the Alomar-Murray-Davis backing band... equivalent to The Spiders from whatever planet, other than Mars...
  19. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Custom Title" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    Lenny Kravitz (Let Love Rule, Mama Said, Are You Gonna Go My Way).

    Oasis (Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory, + wealth of B Sides from both that were vastly superior to the released third album).

    REM (Green, Out Of Time, Automatic For The People).

    U2 (Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby).

    Coldplay (Parachutes, Rush Of Blood, X&Y).

    Police (Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost In The Machine, Synchronicity).

    Billy Joel (The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses).

    Those are the streaks that immediately come to mind.

    SKATTERBRANE Forum Resident

    Tucson, AZ
    Bringing It All Back Home
    Highway 61 Revisited
    Blonde On Blonde.
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  21. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    GONG: The Radio Gnome Trilogy

    Flying Teapot
    Angel's Egg
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  22. Yankeefan01

    Yankeefan01 Forum Resident

    Tonawanda, NY, USA
    I prefer Born to Run, Darkness and The River. Don't get me wrong, Nebraska is great it's just my 3 just tell the story so to speak.
  23. RickH

    RickH Senior Member

    Raleigh, NC
    Cheap Trick

    Cheap Trick
    In Color
    Heaven Tonight
  24. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Billy Joel:

    The Stranger
    52nd Street
    Glass Houses


    Totally Hot
    Xanadu (A soundtrack and she’s only on half of it, but I’m counting it)

    Kate Bush:

    The Kick Inside
    Never For Ever
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  25. murch

    murch Forum Resident

    Creedence - Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory

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