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    Great Musical Runs

    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).

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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    Neil Young 70-79

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Neil Young 70-79
    See my Neil Young streak would span three albums, On the Beach, Zuma, and Tonight's the Night. There's a bunch of clunk in there, and I love Neil.

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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    True, but I can stomach his crap at times.

    Wilco is in the midst of a nice run

    Replacements Let it Be to Please to meet me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    True, but I can stomach his crap at times.

    Wilco is in the midst of a nice run

    Replacements Let it Be to Please to meet me.
    Neil's tricky: you've got gold ("Like a Hurricane") embedded in the proverbial horseflop (American Stars n Bars).

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    Re: Great Musical Runs

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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    Clash

    The Clash
    Give 'Em Enough Rope
    London Calling
    Black Market Clash
    Sandinista!


    Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin IV
    Houses of the Holy
    Physical Graffiti


    You could go longer with them dependent on how you feel about III and Presence

    Pink Floyd

    Dark Side of the Moon
    Wish You Were Here
    Animals
    The Wall
    The Final Cut


    U2

    War
    The Unforgettable Fire
    The Joshua Tree


    Bad Brains

    Rock for Light
    I Against I


    Fugazi

    Can I just toss out Steady Diet of Nothing and count their whole career? Please.

    The Misfits

    Earth A.D.
    Walk Among Us
    Legacy of Brutality


    I prefer Static Age to LoB - which was mostly a SA remaster, but no one knew it existed until long after the band split

    The Ramones

    Ramones
    Leave Home
    Rocket to Russia
    Road to Ruin
    End of the Century
    Pleasant Dreams


    Saving the world from AOR in the process

    AC/DC

    High Voltage
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    Let There Be Rock
    Powerage
    Highway to Hell
    Back in Black
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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    I think a "musical run" needs to contain at least three albums.

    In addition to U2, the Pixies (I think you can include Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde in their run), and Fugazi, here are a few others:

    Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom, Irresistible Bliss, and El Oso. All three albums are masterpieces.

    Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me, Bug, Green Mind, Whatever's Cool with Me, Where You Been?

    Afghan Whigs - Congregation, Gentlemen, Black Love. Gentlemen was one of the best albums of the '90s, IMO. Black Love was very good, but you could feel the greatness slipping away.

    Smashing Pumpkins - Gish, Siamese Dream, and the ten good songs scattered throughout Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
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    At the risk of sounding like a tool--(Tool!) -- I liked everything Rush did from 2112 until Vapor Trails. That's covers more than 20 years.

    And REM had a nice little thing going until "Green."
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    The Stooges 1969-1972

    The Stooges
    Fun House
    Raw Power

    The Velvet Underground 1967-1970

    The Velvet Underground and Nico
    White Light/White Heat
    The Velvet Underground
    Loaded

    The MC5 1969-1972

    Kick out The Jams
    Back in the USA
    High Times

    Captain Beefheart 1967-1972
    Dropout Boogie
    Safe as Milk
    Strictly Personal
    Trout Mask
    Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    Clear Spot
    The Spotlight Kid


    I dunno, call me silly for still playing those stupid vinyl records, but I've gotten a kick out of these for a long time. In my mind nothing beats slumping down in my record room for a few hours on a tuesday afternoon spinning them and drinking beer.

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    Re: Great Musical Runs

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    [b]The Ramones[/b]

    Ramones
    Leave Home
    Rocket to Russia
    Road to Ruin
    End of the Century
    Pleasant Dreams


    Saving the world from AOR in the process

    So true, and you can also say that they're still saving the world from another great evil....O.A.R. (yeeeeccchhh)

    You'd get a kick out of my record collection.
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    All platinum (I think) and still chugging.

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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by M2

    Led Zeppelin IV
    Houses of the Holy
    Physical Graffiti


    You could go longer with them dependent on how you feel about III and Presence
    IMO Led Zeppelin III was a pretty strong effort, but Achilles Last Stand and Nobody's Fault But Mine were the only highlights of the Presence album
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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    Please, let us not forget the Boss and his run from 1975-1980...

    Born To Run. Released August 25, 1975. Chart high #3.

    Darkness On the Edge of Town. Released June 2, 1978. Chart high #5.

    The River. Released October 10, 1980. Chart high #1.


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    Re: Great Musical Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    Please, let us not forget the Boss and his run from 1975-1980...

    Born To Run. Released August 25, 1975. Chart high #3.

    Darkness On the Edge of Town. Released June 2, 1978. Chart high #5.

    The River. Released October 10, 1980. Chart high #1.


    I'd include Greetings from Asbury Park and The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle
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