The Elusive ‘6 Straight Vital Albums’ Run

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  1. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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  2. JoeOnWheels

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    It feels like I'm pressing to get past four with my usual suspects.
     
  3. JoeDea

    JoeDea Forum Resident

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    Zeppelin
    Neil Young
    Steely Dan
    CCR
    Jackson Browne
    Frankie Miller
     
  4. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Maynard Ferguson - his first 6 for Columbia

    Ballad Style
    MF Horn 1
    Alive and Well in London (Maynard Ferguson)
    MF Horn 2
    MF Horn 3
    MF Horn 4 & 5 Live at Jimmy's

    Don Ellis - let's make it 7

    Autumn
    Goes Underground
    Live at Fillmore
    Tears of Joy
    Connection
    Soaring
    Haiku
     
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  5. PoeRaider

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    U2

    War
    The Unforgettable Fire
    The Joshua Tree
    Rattle & Hum
    Achtung Baby
    Zooropa

    The inclusion of R&H might be controversial, since it is a soundtrack with half live/older songs. But there is nearly a full lp's worth of new original studio tracks on there that are some of my favorites of their career.
     
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  6. mbrownp1

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    And then there's the 10 straight vital albums the Stones released from Beggars thru Tattoo You.
     
  7. 7solqs4iago

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    i'd start earlier and cut off much sooner.... :D
     
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  8. Avenging Robot

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    I'm cheating a bit but take a gander at these seven.

    Iggy Pop
    The Stooges
    Fun House
    Raw Power
    Kill City
    The Idiot
    Lust for Life
    New Values
     
  9. PhoenixWoman

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    Maybe I'm picky, but it's difficult to think of many favorite artists who have six in a row that I'd consider vital. Vital is a pretty strong descriptor and doesn't leave room for "good enough". And there always seems to be one or two that just seem a little lacking in some way. Even Dylan... I probably own 20+ Dylan albums but finding six in a row that are vital is tough. The closest I'd get is Bringing It All Back Home through Nashville Skyline... even Nashville is divisive, and then there's Self Portrait. And going backward, I'd say Another Side is for fans of his folk period. I love folk music of that period and find that one uneven because I don't love his performance style in that era.

    Same with REM. I'd consider the first four essential, Document is a step down but many love it... and then there's Green, which is nobody's favorite REM album.
     
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  10. 7solqs4iago

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    these days Self Portrait gets the most play, i think i can understand why it happened
     
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  11. DirkM

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    Erasure: Wonderland - I Say I Say I Say
    Laura Nyro: More Than A New Discovery - Smile (the other three lifetime studio albums are also vital/essential)
    Sleater-Kinney: S/t - One Beat
    Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run - Tunnel Of Love
     
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  12. Roger Thornhill

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    Eh?

    I don't see why not - FFF is a superb album!
     
  13. Tom M

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    Scheherazade and Other Stories
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    Novella
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    Klause Schulze:
    Timewind
    Moondawn
    Body Love (soundtrack)
    Mirage
    Body Love Vol. 2
    X


    Kraftwerk:
    Autobahn
    Radio Activity
    Trans-Europe Express
    The Man-Machine
    Computer World
    Electric Café
     
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  14. DME1061

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    Perfect....you can even go 7 for Cheap Trick with All Shook Up.
     
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  15. ghoulsurgery

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    At least two of my friends consistently rank Green as their number one! I’d rank the first eleven REM records as all vital :)
     
  16. Bobby with a dollar

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    NRBQ
    Scraps
    Workshop
    All Hopped Up
    At Yankee Stadium
    Kick Me Hard
    Tiddlywinks
     
  17. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Multicast is dead

    For GG.... I'd add Free Hand, subtract Three Friends - but that breaks the premise of this thread... So i won't go there.

    Instead, how about Santana:

    Abraxas
    Santana (III)
    Caravanserai
    Welcome
    Borboletta
    Amigos


    (...which ignores the albums Carlos did on his own or with musicians other than the Santana band)
     
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  18. Bobby with a dollar

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    X
    Los Angeles
    Wild Gift
    Under The Big Black Sun
    More Fun In The New World
    Ain't Love Grand
    See How We Are

    Hey Zeus!
    Alphabetland
     
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  19. Cachiva

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    The Beatles

    Jolly What! with Frank Ifield
    Beatles for Sale
    Help!/I'm Down
    Long Tall Sally
    Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas
    Lies

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  20. rednedtugent

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    Martin Denny;
    Exotica I, II, III
    Primitiva
    Forbidden Island
    Hypnotique
     
  21. Guy Smiley

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    I’ll put Billy Joel’s run of The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, Songs in the Attic, The Nylon Curtain, and An Innocent Man up against anyone’s.
     
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  22. danasgoodstuff

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    Horace Silver, 12 in a row from 6 Pieces of Silver thru Serenade to a Soul Sister, including a run of 5 & a half in the middle with the same front line of Blue Mitchel & Jr. Cook.
     
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  23. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    Even with the weakness that's Diver Down, hard to argue against the DLR Van Halen Records.

    Good call on Cheap Trick as well.
     
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  24. Jamsterdammer

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    Cocteau Twins:
    Garlands*
    Head Over Heels
    Treasure
    Victorialand
    Blue Bell Knoll
    Heaven Or Las Vegas
    Four Calendar Café*
    * choose one
    And in between these they released 11 EPs that are every bit as essential as their LPs
     
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  25. x2zero

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    Rod Stewart’s 10 album run
    Truth > Ooh La La
     
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