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"Holy Trinities" -- Classic Three-Album Runs
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Beatles: Revolver , Sgt Pepper , White Album

Radiohead: The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland

Velvet Underground: Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground

David Bowie: Low, Heroes, Lodger

Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, Pink Moon

Talking Heads: Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music

Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV

Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St.

Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals

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Can't believe I forgot David Bowie, Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix. I wouldn't say there's a golden trio for the Stones though, it's well documented that their run of brilliance was four albums: Beggar's Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main St. 

For Led Zeppelin, I would divide it into: 

Early years: Led Zeppelin, II, III

Golden Trio: IV, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti

Later years: Presence, In Through The Out Door, Coda

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sgtpepper63 said

I'm not trying to speak for other forum posters, but I don't think that HMBeatlesfan realized that these picks had to be consecutive, which I didn't realize either until right now.  

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Here's one that no one here but I will care about, but I'm going to post it anyway. ahdn_paul_01

Muse: Origin Of Symmetry, Absolution, Black Holes And Revelations

Edit: On second thoughts, this should really be Absolution, BH&R, and The Resistance.

Second edit: On third thoughts, either of those would do nicely. ahdn_george_01

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If you don't count grey area albums, Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles, and Abbey Road work for The Beatles.

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No, it doesn't. You may cast Yellow Submarine  as a grey album, but it has been repeatedly argued on this thread, and rejected by those who accept The Beatles canon.

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I believe that if side B doesn't even contain The Beatles, then Yellow Submarine is a The Beatles/George Martin Orchestra split album and is a grey area album, it's not like Abbey Road or Revolver where everybody agrees that it's an album. Hell, Steven Baxter, the person who created The Twelfth Album fantasy album, refuses to call it a proper Beatles album.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....lfth_Album

My point is that because not everybody labels Yellow Submarine as a proper Beatles album that it should be labeled as a grey area album along with Capitol Mystery Tour and i did say if you ignore grey area albums.

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That is a rejected opinion on this forum. However hard you want to argue, Yellow Submarine  was an album credited to The Beatles, released in the UK between The White Album  and Abbey Road Magical Mystery Tour  was a Capitol album that did not receive a UK release until 1976.

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Can we at least agree that Yellow Submarine is a cheap excuse for an album.

Also, let me say it correctly.

If you ignore Yellow Submarine and MMT, Sgt. Pepper , White Album , and Abbey Road is a great trinity.

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Or...

Who agrees that its one of the most underrated albums in history?

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As much as i like the 4 original tracks, i think it's The Beatles most overrated album because half of it doesn't even contain The Beatles.

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Also, two (or more, im not sure) of the tracks weren't even recorded specifially for it. 

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limitlessundyinglove said

David Bowie:

Hunky Dory (1971), The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973)

I just came here to post that a-hard-days-night-john-6

I was also going to suggest his Berlin trilogy (Low, "Heroes", and Lodger), but perhaps for a holier trinity you could skip Lodger and use Scary Monsters instead, but that's not quite abiding by the rules... a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Edit: I see Flyingbrians has already mentioned the Berlin trilogy. john-lennon-salute_gif

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Martha said
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
  

All of the above. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

(S2S, Low, Heroes might be my vote, personally... jury's still out on Bowie's second Holy Trinity, but I can definitely get behind Hunky, Ziggy, Aladdin.)

Also Zeppelin's first three albums. And from III to Houses. And from IV to Physical Graffiti too... beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Two sets of trinities I personally think deserve mentioning:

The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967), The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) and Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire) (1969)

Tbh, I think there are many contenders for great trilogies throughout the Kinks' discography! 

The Monkees - Headquarters (1967), Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd. (1967), and The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees (1968)

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.Hmmm. . .

 

Prince

(I'm a Little biased, but Prince's 1st 9 albums to me are a streak. It ended with Lovesexy but that album and the a lot of the ones after it are great)

For You, Prince, Dirty Mind

Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain .

Around The World In A Day, Parade, Sign O' The Times.

Then later on. . .

Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth

Lou Reed

Transformer, Berlin, Sally Can't Dance

AC/DC

Powerage, Highway To Hell, Back In Black

Grateful Dead

Live/Dead, Workingman's Dead, American Beauty

Pink Floyd

Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals

Michael Jackson

Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti

Yes

The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, You're Gonna Get It, Damn The Torpedoes

David Bowie

Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane

Nirvana

Nevermind, In Utero, MTV Unplugged (I know the last one is a posthumous release, but i find it as strong as the other 2. Plus i'm not the biggest fan of Bleach, but i do like it)

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Masters of Reality

Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotoge

The Monkees

The Monkees, More of The Monkees, Headquarters

The Doors

The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun

The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, LA Woman

Ramones

Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket To Russia

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This band, so influenced by the Beatles, deserves a mention.

Big Star:  #1 Record (1972), Radio City (1974), Third/Sister Lovers (rec. 1974, rel. 1978)

The only three albums that Memphis' Big Star released all sold poorly, despite their winking appellative optimism.  Their problems were many, but lack of acclaim by both critics and peers wasn't among them.  All three made the Rolling Stone "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.  They developed a cult following and influenced countless bands in the 80's and beyond.  The Replacements (Let It Be , 1984, Tim, 1985, Pleased to Meet Me, 1987) wrote a song in tribute to the band's co-founder called "Alex Chilton."  Peter Buck of R.E.M. (Murmur, 1983, Reckoning, 1984, Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985, for starters) once said, "We've yet to make a record as good as Big Star's Third."

"Caught a glance in your eyes, and fell through the skies"

Alex Chilton, you are missed.

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I would love for this thread to get refreshed so. . .

The Byrds

Younger Than Yesterday , The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Sweethearts of The Rodeo

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Beatles: Revolver , Sgt Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour ; psychedelic albums

 

Also this isn't an album run, but the holy trinity of 5th Beatles: Brian Epstein, George Martin, and Billy Preston 

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Kaniffee said
Beatles: Revolver , Sgt Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour ; psychedelic albums

I'd say it's Rubber Soul , Revolver , and Sgt Pepper , because they're all the sort of transition albums where they started trying out experimental stuff. And there's also Please Please Me , With The Beatles , and A Hard Day's Night , which are all the iconic early-Beatles-sound albums.

 

Also this isn't an album run, but the holy trinity of 5th Beatles: Brian Epstein, George Martin, and Billy Preston 

  

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