The Elusive ‘6 Straight Vital Albums’ Run

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  1. MonkeyLizard

    MonkeyLizard I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

    Kool & The Gang (7)

    -Kool & The Gang
    -Live At The Sex Machine
    -Live At PJs
    -Music Is The Message
    -Good Times
    -Wild and Peaceful
    -Light Of Worlds
  2. MonkeyLizard

    MonkeyLizard I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

    A nice chunk of Zappa was covered but I’d also like to mention the first 6 or 7 Mothers Of Invention albums.
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  3. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    the cardigans
    first band on the moon
    « Long Gone Before Daylight »

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  4. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Old Dude Who Knows Things

    Spokane, WA
    Elvis Costello

    My Aim is True
    This Year’s Model
    Armed Forces
    Get Happy!!
    Taking Liberties
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  5. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    Graham Parker -

    - Howlin’ Wind
    - Heat Treatment
    - Stick to Me
    - Squeezing Out Sparks
    - The Up Escalator
    - Another Grey Area
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  6. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    Talking Heads

    - 77
    - More Songs about Building and Food
    - Fear of Music
    - Remain in Light
    - Speaking in Tongues
    - Little Creatures
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  7. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Percy follows Lola, but I would include that as well. I think The Kinks easily have a 10 album run.
  8. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Hmmm. I would still put Elvis on my list, but I don’t count Taking Liberties because it is a compilation as opposed to an “album” conceived as such. So I have no issue leaving it out and including the next album, Almost Blue, to still get to 6, but YMMV.
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  9. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

    Somebody mentioned six Rush albums starting with 2112, and I would agree with that! I could see starting with Caress of Steel too. Also, several U2 lists that omit the first two albums, but I would start with:

    Unforgettable Fire
    Joshua Tree
    Achtung Baby
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  10. I coulda gone either way with that one.
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  11. Or 8! I LOVE "One On One!"
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  12. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

    Mudwest, CA
    Townes Van Zandt

    For the Sake of the Song (1968)
    Townes Van Zandt (1969)
    Our Mother the Mountain (1969)
    Delta Momma Blues (1971)
    High, Low and In Between (1972)
    The Late, Great Townes Van Zandt (1972)
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  13. Tom M

    Tom M Forum Resident

    Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

    I Don't Want to Go Home
    This Time It's for Real
    Hearts of Stone
    The Jukes
    Havin’ a Party With Southside Johnny
    Love Is a Sacrifice
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  14. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli Ain't it Fun!

    Kix- S/T, Cool Kids, Midnite Dynamite, Blow My Fuse, Hot Wire, Live
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  15. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli Ain't it Fun!

    Metallica- Kill Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice for All, Metallica, Load.
  16. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    this is the right answer! Someone had both lovesexy and Batman on their list! Silly
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  17. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    Not possible with petty since let me up was in the middle Of his run and nobody truly likes that album enough to call it a classic
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  18. Library Eye

    Library Eye Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    I have to include Soundtracks to get to six in a row (I think Soundtracks is great), and even then I am not all that sure about Soon Over Babaluma. If Delay came out first, as they'd hope to release as their debut, then I would have posted that thru Future Days for sure.
  19. sillycornelius

    sillycornelius Forum Resident

    Asheville, NC
    With the news of Martin Birch's passing today I'm inclined to go with one of my favorite '6 straight vital album' runs of all time...

    The Number of the Beast
    Piece of Mind
    Somewhere In Time
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
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  20. Library Eye

    Library Eye Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Serge Gainsbourg

    1958) Du chant à la une
    1959) N° 2
    1961) L'Étonnant Serge Gainsbourg
    1962) Serge Gainsbourg N° 4
    1963) Gainsbourg Confidentiel
    1964) Gainsbourg Percussions

    et encore:

    1969) Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg
    1971) Histoire de Melody Nelson
    1973) Vu de l'extérieur
    1975) Rock around the bunker
    1976) L'Homme à tête de chou
    1979) Aux armes et cætera

    (The stretch from 1962 thru '75 is beyond vital)
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  21. Library Eye

    Library Eye Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Captain Beefheart:

    1967 Safe as Milk
    1968 Strictly Personal
    1969 Trout Mask Replica
    1970 Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    1971 Mirror Man *
    1972 The Spotlight Kid
    1972 Clear Spot *

    * I pushed this list to seven, in case Mirror Man doesn't count by virtue of being holdovers from late '67 released by label in '71, and also, either way really, … because Clear Spot.
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  22. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    I would begin with '67. IMO, they never really topped the masterpiece that is Days of Future Passed.
  23. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    I agree with all of these, but does Party somehow not count?
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  24. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    Just curious. Why does Fulfillingness' First Finale not apply? IMO, it's the equal of any of the others.
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  25. Izozeles

    Izozeles Pushing my limits

    Sally can’t dance
    Coney Island Baby
    Rock’roll Heart
    Street Hassle
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