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"Holy Trinities" -- Classic Three-Album Runs
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The Beatles
Revolver , Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (I don't count Magical Mystery Tour as it was just an EP)

Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A Changin', Another Side of Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme; Bookends; Bridge Over Troubled Water

Billy Joel
The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses

Taylor Swift
Long Live, Red, 1989

Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer; Lines, Vines and Trying Times

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@Little Piggy Dragonguy said
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Long Live, Red, 1989

Do you mean Speak Now?

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A few more from my list:

 

Jackson Browne -- Late for the Sky; The Pretender; Running on Empty

Led Zeppelin -- IV; Houses of the Holy; Physical Graffiti  (I never quite warmed to LZ III, which knocks out any of those combos for me)

Warren Zevon -- Warren Zevon; Excitable Boy; Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School

Grateful Dead -- Live/Dead; The Grateful Dead (aka Skull and Roses and/or Skullfuck); Europe '72 (this is a Dead "live" HT, ignoring the intervening studio albums)

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William Shears Campbell said

@Little Piggy Dragonguy said
Taylor Swift
Long Live, Red, 1989

Do you mean Speak Now?  

Oh y

William Shears Campbell said

@Little Piggy Dragonguy said
Taylor Swift
Long Live, Red, 1989

Do you mean Speak Now?  

eah. Idk why I I called it Long Live. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Green River; Willy and the Poor Boys ; Cosmo's Factory

Peter Gabriel:  Peter Gabriel; Peter Gabriel; Peter Gabriel.  Ok, that's a smartass list, but when your first four solo albums are called Peter Gabriel (or are untitled), what do you expect?  In this case, I mean the first three, which by their cover photos are sometimes referred to as "Car," "Scratch" (or "Scratches" depending on if you are using the word as a verb or as a plural noun) and "Melt," in order. 

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Thought of a bunch more of thesea-hard-days-night-paul-5

Jethro Tull: Songs From The Wood (1976), Heavy Horses (1977), Stormwatch (1979)

Queen: Queen (1973), Queen II (1974), Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

Ween: GodWeenSatan (1990), The Pod (1991), Pure Guava (1992)

Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), Master Of Reality (1971)

Eric Clapton: Blind Faith (1969), Eric Clapton (1970), Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Emerson, Lake, & Palmer (1970), Tarkus (1971), Trilogy (1972)

Yes: Close To The Edge (1972), Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973), Relayer (1974)

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I think that Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, and A Day At The Races works as a better Queen trinity because all 3 albums have the same sound, whereas there first 2 albums are a lot less commercial sounding and are more prog rock than their latter efforts.

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John Lennon (When John didn't think he needed to finish his albums):

Two Virgins , Life With The Lions , Wedding Album

 

Billy Joel(Piano Man era):

Cold Spring Harbor, Piano Man, Streetlife Saranade

 

Taylor Swift(More country than pop:

Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now

 

George Harrison (Late apple albums):

Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, Extra Texture

 

Ringo Starr (The three that people care about):

Ringo, Goidnight Vienna, Ringo Rotogravure

 

Paul McCartney (The new melenium's albums):

Driving Rain , Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard, Memory Almost Full

 

Terry Draper(The modern classic albums):

Stranded, When The World Was Young, Searching

 

The Beatles(Beatlemania):

Please Please Me , With The Beatles , A Hard Days Night

 

I'm gonna adjust my choices from my last post and do a pair instead of shoehorning in another album to make it a trio.

Paul McCartney (Amazing Early 80's Pair):

Tug Of War , Pipes Of Peace

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Lots of mine have been given. Love these so far! Let's see if I can come up with a couple and hopefully I don't repeat:

 

The Smiths: The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead

Michael Jackson: Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad

Radiohead: The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A

Stevie Wonder: Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale, Songs in the Key of Life

Yes: Yes, Fragile, Close to the Edge

Aerosmith: Toys in the Attic, Rocks, Draw The Line

 

As far as the Taylor Swift albums mentioned above, I agree with the trilogy of Speak Now, Red and 1989. I like those last three she did more than the others.

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This is a cool topic! I've always had a special place in my brain for 3-album runs, 3 being a kinda magical number because of trilogies and trinities and the "rule of 3" and all that. Many of my obvious favourites have been mentioned already (Beatles 1965-67, Dylan's initial electric trio, Jimi's Experience, Velvet Underground, more) so here's some different ones:

Stooges - The Stooges, Fun House, Raw Power

Ramones - Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket To Russia

Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For The Roses

MX-80 Sound - Hard Attack, Out of the Tunnel, Crowd Control

Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For The Money

Yes - The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson

Prince - Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain

Minutemen - The Punch Line, What Makes A Man Start Fires, Double Nickels on the Dime

Parliament - Mothership Connection, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome

The Byrds - Fifth Dimension, Younger Than Yesterday , The Notorious Byrd Brothers

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Richard Thompson -- Shoot Out the Lights (Richard and Linda Thompson); Hand of Kindness (RT solo); Across a Crowded Room (RT solo)

Steely Dan -- Katy Lied; The Royal Scam; Aja

Police -- Zenyatta Mondatta; Ghost in the Machine; Synchronicity.  This one seemed kind of obvious to me when I first thought about it, but I realized it's a little sketchy as a Holy Trinity when I remembered that, during the vinyl age, I typically only listened to one side of each of these albums, with the other side being a bit weak in comparison.  (This reminds me of one of our vinyl age ongoing music debates:  "Which side is better, Side 1 or Side 2?"  Wow, it's been a long time since I've had that kind of conversation with anyone!)

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John Prine:

John Prine, Diamonds In the Rough, Sweet Revenge

Sonic Youth:

EVOL, Sister, Daydream Nation

Some Neil Young has already been mentioned, but you have to love the "ditch" trilogy:

Time Fades Away, On The Beach, Tonight's The Night

And also: Freedom, Ragged Glory, Harvest Moon

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Here's 10 of them:

The Beatles:

Rubber Soul , Revolver , Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Jimi Hendrix Experience:

Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland

Queen:

Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races

Led Zeppelin:

Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Zoso

Cream:

Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels Of Fire

Nirvana:

Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero

Green Day:

Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod

AC/DC:

Highway To Hell, Back In Black, For Those About To Rock

Black Sabbath:

Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master Of Reality

Michael Jackson:

Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad

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Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses Of The Holy,

David Bowie: Young Americans, Station To Station, Low or maybe Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Alladin Sane

Radiohead: Ok Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac

Stevie Wonder: Innervisions, Fullfillingness' First Finale, Songs In The Key Of Life

And the best one of all... Rubber Soul , Revolver , Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Heart Club Bandheart

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The Beatles:
Help ! | Rubber Soul | Revolver
Rubber Soul (US) | Yesterday And Today | Revolver (US)

Billy Joel:
The Bridge | Storm Front | River Of Dreams
The Stranger | 52nd Street | Glass Houses

Ringo Starr :
Y Not | Ringo 2012 | Postcards From Paradise
Ringo's Rotogravure | Ringo The 4th | Bad Boy

George Harrison :
Thirty Three & 1/3 | George Harrison | Somewhere In England

Eagles:
One Of These Nights | Hotel California | The Long Run

Paul McCartney :
Press To Play | Flowers In The Dirt | Off The Ground
McCartney | RAM | Wildlife

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This thread feels imperfect to me since many of these 3 lp runs are actually part of 4-or-5 (or more!) runs of perfection and I can't decide which extraneous albums to leave out! But anyways, a few more that haven't been covered by myself or any of you...

BOC - Blue Oyster Cult, Tyranny & Mutation, Secret Treaties

Husker Du - Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig

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HMBeatlesfan said

19. Rush

2112, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures

Unfortunately this doesn't count...you jumped from 1976 to '79 and missed the two albums in between 🙁

I tried to find room for Rush but they never did more than two consecutive great (as opposed to merely good) LPs, imo.

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Outkast:

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Von Bontee said

HMBeatlesfan said

19. Rush

2112, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures

Unfortunately this doesn't count...you jumped from 1976 to '79 and missed the two albums in between 🙁

I tried to find room for Rush but they never did more than two consecutive great (as opposed to merely good) LPs, imo.  

That was before i was aware that they had to be in consecutive order.

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Rubber Soul , Revolver , Sgt Pepper .

Smashing Pumpkins: Gish, Siamese Dream, Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness.

Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals.

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