The Best 3 Albums In a Row from a Band

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Together Alone’s my favourite Crowded House album. It might not have as many commercial hits as it’s predecessors (although Private Universe and Distant Sun are obviously classics) but there’s this dreamy feel to it throughout which I just love. It’s their masterpiece imo.
I've often heard similar things (it certainly seems to have the least haters and arguably the most reverence). Those two songs are classics, and I've also long been a fan of Pineapple Head, and am familiar with a few other tracks such as Nails in Your Feet and Fingers of Love from their live stuff. I'm intrigued to see how it all sits together as an album, expect to love it too.

Since the release of the deluxe editions, I returned to them pretty heavily for about 15 months (including One Nil), so I needed a little break. The Deluxe editions of Together Alone, Intriguer and Afterglow are waiting patiently for when the time is right :) (got them cheaply on Amazon UK about 18 months back).
 

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Led Zeppelin
1, 2, and 3

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
Paranoid
Master of Reality

Beatles
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Revolver
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Rolling Stones
Let it Bleed
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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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Jimmy Barnes - Bodyswerve
For the working class man
Freight train heart

Robbie Williams - Sing when you’re winning
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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.
 
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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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