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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. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I didn't include eponymous in the first run, but you are right on that front. Green is an absolute classic, they didn't make a bad record on IRS & they sounded like no one else in the context of the time. New Adventures.. I do really like, not sure it hangs together as whole, certainly their best from the later period.
     
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I have Chronic Town, it is rather good, I suppose it is classed as an EP. Regardless of whether each Album is considered great or not I still think it is the finest run in popular music, certainly in the last 30 odd years
     
  3. Nytechy

    Nytechy pfm Member

    (British) Motown Chartbusters Vols 1-3 Funk Bros
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    You forgot 'Songs in Red and Gray'.
     
  5. Jimbobbyron

    Jimbobbyron pfm Member

    Songs in red and grey whilst good is not as fantastic as the other 4. I am not the biggest fan of her 1st album although there are a couple of great tunes on it.
     
  6. deebster

    deebster pfm Member

    The Trashcan Sinatras over their 30 years

    Cake
    I've Seen Everything
    A Happy Pocket

    Then 8 years until

    Weightlifting
    In The Music
    Wild Pendulum

    Yep, all of them
     
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  7. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    Soundgarden; Louder Than Love, Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, Down On The Upside:

    Steve Hillage; Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green:
     
  8. Ganders

    Ganders Member

    Wedding Present-Tommy,George Best,Bizarro,Sea Monsters.......all magic!

    The Smiths run of albums first to last was pretty strong too.

    As someone else mentioned: Neil Young,forget high quality,every album from Everybody Knows to Zuma is at least a near masterpiece, can't think of a better sustained run of excellence by anyone.
     
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Still think REM are the winners
     
  10. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Apart from Van the Man, the most consistent run of albums that I'm always in the mood for is from Tony Joe White. People call it swamp rock, dunno about that, but the way the guitars buzz in and out of the speakers is mesmerising. He made 16 albums and apart from the live ones they are all great. Try any track from The Shine, Voodoo or Rain Crow and there's no way back.

     
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Genuinely never heard of him
     
  12. deebster

    deebster pfm Member

    Always got narked seeing his albums when I was flicking through looking for Andy White

    Swamp rock eh? Guess I owe him a listen

    *edit - sodding iPad autocorrect ducks me off
     
  13. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    well i wouldn't call their run exactly 'long' but maybe compared to others but wanted to give kudos to 999 (who i liked more in my youth) for being consistently great - or at least having always improved over their career
     
  14. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Not a stronger contender IMO

    The Bends (1995)
    OK Computer (1997)
    Kid A (2000)
    Amnesiac (2001)
    Hail to the Thief (2003)
    In Rainbows (2007)
    The King of Limbs (2011)
    A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)

    Pablo Honey is OK but not really what they have become so I started with The Bends.
     
  15. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    REM's is longer & stronger. I have all of the above but none have grabbed me as much as the Bends & OK Computer, the latter is a true contender for all-time greatness.
     
  16. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I don't think I've listened to an REM album for 20 years or more, no desire to do so either. Just another pointless subjective music thread really.
     
  17. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Why keep it going by contributing then?
     
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    To add Radiohead to the list.
     
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    You missed his best album, Rainbow Dome Musick!
     
  20. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I'd put it "Everybody Knows" through "Hawks & Doves".
     
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