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Old 10-01-2009, 11:37 AM
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Unfuckwithable five-album streaks

I spent the majority of my day (including while I was taking a biology exam) trying to think of bands who have put out five albums in a row that were indisputable classics; albums that weren't just great within their own canon but just in general, and were of comparable quality to each other.

I only came up with the runs by Iron Maiden from 1982-1988 and Genesis from 1970-1974. I couldn't quite do it with Rush because I don't think 2112 or Signals stand up to the four discs they bookend. Really no one else even came close in my mind.

Now let the flaming begin because I don't think there's a five-album streak from Sabbath that deserves this distinction.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:41 AM
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Some people are definitely going to disagree with me here, but I think all of the big four are valid here. Their first five are very good in my opinion, and based on the merits you based, I am not comparing them to each other, but overall. I can't think of much others right now, I'll think of em during class D
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I agree with serpentine.. Pantera to me had it with CFH through RTS but I know most people wont agree with me.. Led Zeppelin were close, as were Judas Priest..
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:19 PM
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I don't consider Hell Awaits to be a classic.

Not sure where you're seeing the Megadeth streak, first five albums? That would fly if I like Peace Sells nearly as much as the others.

Pink Floyd absolutely not. The classic four are bookended by Obscured By Clouds and the Final Cut.
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I don't consider Hell Awaits to be a classic.

Not sure where you're seeing the Megadeth streak, first five albums? That would fly if I like Peace Sells nearly as much as the others.

Pink Floyd absolutely not. The classic four are bookended by Obscured By Clouds and the Final Cut.

a) you are a fool

b) Peace Sells is a classic, "I Ain't Superstitious" or not

c) Meddle, Dark Side, WYWH, Animals, The Wall. 5.
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a) you are a fool

b) Peace Sells is a classic, "I Ain't Superstitious" or not

c) Meddle, Dark Side, WYWH, Animals, The Wall. 5.
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c) Obscured By Clouds came out after Meddle or you'd have a case.
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c) Obscured By Clouds came out after Meddle or you'd have a case.
Edit: Technically, Obscured by Clouds is a film soundtrack
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Sabbath for sure. Their 1st 5 albums are better than ANY bands first 5 albums to me. The weakest is Vol 4 and is still has some incredible music and riffs. Listen to Under the Sun and Cornucopia again and you'll find pure brilliance. I would rate Sabbath's 1st 5 albums like this:

1) Master of Reality
2) Sabotage
3) Paranoid
4) Black Sabbath
5) Vol 4

The Thrill of it All and Megalomania off Sabotage are the 2 best Sabbath songs most people don't know about or didn't let sink in properly. Musical Genius.

Queensryche could be considered if you count the 1st EP as their 1st album.
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I think Priest actually pretty much have it:

Sad Wings, Sin after Sin, Stained Class, HBFL, British Steel

Yeah, the last two aren't quite on the same scale as the first three, but I'd still give it the "unfuckwithable" rating. Especially since immediately after British Steel came one of the most fuckwithable albums they've ever put out.

At first I was sad that King Crimson never has a point where they put out 5 stellar albums in a row (waaaay too many lineup changes), but then I thought about it. Even though there was a huge break in time, the five albums they put out from 1973-1982 are all amazing (some people will likely say no to Beat and Starless, but I love those two, and Larks/Red/Discipline are pretty much all undeniable prog classics). So them too.

I can't really think of more. I noticed a lot of bands go on incredible streaks that last for about 3 albums. 5 is tough.
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