The Best 3 Albums In a Row from a Band

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Just a few or 10 trilogies....
 

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- 'Queen II', 'Sheer Heart Attack', 'A Night At the Opera'

but the above three, added to 'A Day At the Races', 'News of the World', 'Jazz' and 'The Game' are Queen at their peak.
 

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Came to mind straight away.
The Barking Spiders Live I think same year as 20th Century album so can probably count it too.
We were spoilt for great Aussie rock bands in early 80's.

ACDC
High Voltage, Highway to Hell and Back in Black would go close too.

Midnight Oil
Place Without a Postcard, 10 to 1 and Red Sails in the Sunset.


Overseas into the early and mid 80's to 1990 U2 had The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby

Van Halen probably had 2 good ones in a row but three probably not.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers 90's Funk Rock
Blood sugar Sex Magik,
One Hot Minute
Californication

Prince and his bands around Purple Rain album. Sign of Times from later 80's a brilliant album but more than 3 albums apart.
 

caspian

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Tool and arcade fire win this thread.
Tool haven't even done one good album in a row.

Anyway, it's painfully (painfully) clichéd, but- Metallica's Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice For All. That's a hard, hard thing to beat. Three huge, genre defining albums in a row.

a close one would also be: Slayer- Hell Awaits, Reign in Blood, South of Heaven


Other close ones-
Isis- Celestial, Oceanic, Panopticon,
Neurosis w/ Enemy of the Sun, Through Silver in Blood, Times of Grave

ACDC, Sabbath (any of the first 4), Motorhead, Priest's late 70's run, Maiden had 7 great albums in a row..

For non metal-related ones,
Sigur Ros's Agaetis- Takk was a fantastic run
Stars of the Lid from Ballasted Orchestra to their newest is one hell of a streak.
This Will Destroy You's Tunnel Blanket, Another Language, New Others Pt1&2 is also pretty mint...

When you think about it there's a surprising amount of extremely good bands that managed to keep the magic alive for a long old time.

I'm forever messing them up but the first three Cannibal Corpse albums were mental as well.
 

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Tool haven't even done one good album in a row.

Anyway, it's painfully (painfully) clichéd, but- Metallica's Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice For All. That's a hard, hard thing to beat. Three huge, genre defining albums in a row.

a close one would also be: Slayer- Hell Awaits, Reign in Blood, South of Heaven


Other close ones-
Isis- Celestial, Oceanic, Panopticon,
Neurosis w/ Enemy of the Sun, Through Silver in Blood, Times of Grave

ACDC, Sabbath (any of the first 4), Motorhead, Priest's late 70's run, Maiden had 7 great albums in a row..

For non metal-related ones,
Sigur Ros's Agaetis- Takk was a fantastic run
Stars of the Lid from Ballasted Orchestra to their newest is one hell of a streak.
This Will Destroy You's Tunnel Blanket, Another Language, New Others Pt1&2 is also pretty mint...

When you think about it there's a surprising amount of extremely good bands that managed to keep the magic alive for a long old time.

I'm forever messing them up but the first three Cannibal Corpse albums were mental as well.
Sigur Ros album after agaetis was a bit weak and thus dont make this list. They are in the top 5 bands of all time though. Along with Tool who are arguably number 1. Tool are a level above all the other metal bands you mention including Metallica.

Good choice on Isis though. Great underrated band.
 

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or...

Let It Bleed
Sticky Fingers
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The Who

The Who Sell Out
Tommy
Who's Next


or...

Tommy
Who's Next
Quadrophenia


The Kinks

Something Else By The Kinks
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Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)


Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin II
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Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV)
 

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OK Computer isn't a great album? You obviously haven't listened to it enough, it's as close to musical genius as I have come across. Only Tool's Aenima can rival it imo. Both those albums are mindblowing and are on another level to anything else I've heard.

The Bends and Kid A are both great albums too but suffer in comparison to OK Computer.
Radio head a so overrated lol. So are the 90s
 

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