Thinking about the thread that got temporarily derailed on the baseball side by my "Beatles intrusion," I got to thinking about great runs made by bands in their prime, that is, unbroken stretches of great albums by any particular band. What leaps to mind, of course, is the string beginning with Rubber Soul and ending with Let It Be (1965-1970), this being the gold standard in terms of greatness and volume of work released over a span of time. Most other bands would be reduced to ashes by comparison to this run of greatness. But other shorter runs exist, to be sure: The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet to Exile), Pixies (Surfer Rosa and Doolittle--okay that's a short one, but very, very bright), Sonic Youth (EVOL to Daydream Nation), Bowie (Low to Lodger), Pavement (Slanted to Wowee Zowee), all incredible runs in rock music, dizzying, in fact. What are yours? (Remember there can't be broken streaks--no clunkers breaking up the run--live albums and b-sides collections don't count).