Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by veloso2, Jul 21, 2021.
XTC pastoral quartet
Late 70s Robert Fripp trilogy:
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (Scratch)
Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs
Robert Fripp - Exposure
Donald Fagen's Nightfly trilogy:
Morph The Cat
You could consider the three original albums Fairport Convention recorded with Sandy Denny a sort of trilogy:
What We Did On Our Holidays
Liege & Lief
And last but not least, I'd consider Harry Nilsson's "Schmilsson" trilogy a sort of "false trilogy," since it's largely one in name only:
Son of Schmilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson In The Night
Meat Loaf did a literal Bat Out of Hell trilogy, though #3 didn't get much love.
Another true trilogy is Green Day's Uno/Dos/Tre.
Out of Myself
Second Life Syndrome
Rapid Eye Movement
Acknowledged by the group as the Reality Dream trilogy.
False trilogy and not even about the music, but Roger Dean’s artwork on Fragile, Close to the Edge and Yessongs tells a beautiful little story that really fits the music of Yes.
Boston’s first 3 albums
No, Lather was created by Frank and offered to Mercury Records after Warner Brothers declined to release In New York unedited, Studio Tan, Hot Rats III and Orchestral Favorites.
Once Warner found that Lather was going to be released by a different company, they sued Frank to block its release, which was supposed to happen on Oct 31, 1977.
Warners then released the four titles during 1978-79 changing the title of Hot Rats III to Sleep Dirt.
The entire Lather story really isn't part of this thread and can be found in greater detail elsewhere.
Radiohead: kid a, amnesiac, i might be wrong
AC/DC - Back In Black, For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) & Flick Of Switch.
Dylan going mercurial electric: bringing it all back home, highway 61, blonde on blonde
She and him: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3
Pete Townshend’s albums to his inspirational Meher Baba...
Happy Birthday (1970)
I am (1972)
With Love (1977)
Erasure: Chorus, I Say I Say I Say, and Erasure (s/t) - Vince Clarke went full analog synths with Chorus as a synthpop masterpiece, and wrapped up the trio with the hybrid analog-modular-pre-electroclash sleeper that's the culmination of his genius.
OMD: Junk Culture, Crush, The Pacific Age - OMD's pop-rock days, often frowned upon by fans of early-OMD.
Mark of the Mole
The Tunes of Two Cities
The Big Bubble (part 4 of the Mole Trilogy )
Dada- their core first 3 records
American Highway Flower
Zeppelin I, II, and III - a trilogy of the band really wanting to have the band name in the title
i thought of it too
I was about to say the so-called "Berlin trilogy" is a false trilogy because Low wasn't recorded in Berlin, neither was Lodger.
Then I consider that Bowie did another trilogy in the 90s, which I would call "the industrial trilogy": Buddha of Suburbia, Outside and Earthling.
Three albums linked by the same instrumentation and ambiance. And none of the albums before or after that would be like that.
Eels’ Hombre Lobo, End Times and Tomorrow Morning were a trilogy.
Nick Drake, sadly. Not intentionally, but he gave us the perfect trilogy.
Mike Oldfield and his totally tubular trilogy (Tubular Bells I, II, III)
The Jimi Hendrix 'experience' trilogy:
Are You Experienced
Axis: Bold as Love
Robert Fripp's 'Drive to 1981' trilogy:
God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners
The League of Gentlemen
Recently, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s “Explorations into Microtonal Tuning” trilogy:
Flying Microtonal Banana
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