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Artists with long run (back to back) of high quality albums

Discussion in 'music' started by aedagnino, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. kimmiles

    kimmiles pfm Member

    How about the band that opened my eyes (ears) to jazz/rock: Brand X??

    Unorthodox Behaviour,
    Moroccan Roll,
    Product and
    Do They Hurt?

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  2. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Good shout!
    Strangely enough I was listening to Moroccan Roll yesterday evening - excellent album.
  3. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Without question Tusk is a good double album. It would have been (imho) a great single album.
  4. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I got my previous statement wrong. It was HiFi Answers not News.
  5. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Cult of Ray, Catholics, Pistolero, and Dog in the Sand are all excellent too, but after that maybe the quality drops off a bit. Or, like Ryan Adams, he just decided to record and release every musical thought that popped into his head. His later career would have been better with some editing/culling.
  6. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Everything from Queen up to Innuendo (if you overlook Flash and Hot Space!).
  7. Jimbobbyron

    Jimbobbyron pfm Member

    Suzanne Vega.
    Solitude standing
    Days of open hand
    Nine objects of desire
  8. Gaycha

    Gaycha Well-Known Member


    Without You I'm Nothing
    Black Market Music
    Sleeping With Ghosts
    Battle For the Sun
    Loud LIke Love

    Not a duff one there.

    Also best ever cover version of a Kate Bush song for 'Running Up That Hill'
  9. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds;
    The Bothy Band;
    Christy Moore;

    and so on.
  10. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Fables of the reconstruction
    Life's Rich Pageant
    Out of Time
    Automatic for the People

    I struggle to think of any band that went on a longer run of greatness. They also hit intermittent highs after this with 'New Adventures in Hifi' as an example.

    Steely Dan, I don't need to list them do I?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
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  11. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Soil and pimp sessions

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  12. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    "Hurry on sundown" :) Many many happy memories... the miracle being that I remember any of them:D:cool::rolleyes: That could go for a lot of Hawkwind's material actually... and Here and Now... and Ozric Tentacles....
  13. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    I used to live a few km from the Reading Rock Festival site and listening to Hawkwind through the open windows was an annual treat.
  14. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    No ones beating that REM string
  15. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    ELP - debut to Brain Salad Surgery.
  16. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Still no one has beaten the REM run or even close
  17. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    Murmur - yes
    Reckoning - no
    Fables of the reconstruction - no
    Life's Rich Pageant - yes
    Document - possibly
    Green - no
    Out of Time - yes
    Automatic for the people - possibly

    So, at best a run of two, and maybe a four out of five, sorry. And New Adventures In HiFi would be their best in my view.
  18. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Utter nonsense, sorry, Green & Document are definite. The only one out of the list that I would give a possible pass to is Fables but it has 'can't get there from here' so it gets a bye. Dead Letter Office is also great & Eponymous.
  19. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    Nah, bollocks, both are way too patchy to be called high quality albums. Good.. but overall not good enough. That doesn't stop REM being called a great band.
    Edit: Eponymous is a compilation so doesn't count according to my rules.
  20. MotelBlues

    MotelBlues pfm Member

    How about an extra half-point for “Chronic Town”?

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