best six album run? (f&b-r)

ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,993 Posts
http://fastnbulbous.com/who-had-the-best-six-album-run/

This is an interesting list
  1. Black Sabbath
  2. The Beatles
  3. Bob Dylan
  4. Led Zeppelin
  5. Thin Lizzy
  6. Colour Haze
  7. Can
  8. The Kinks
  9. Bob Marley
  10. Iron Maiden
  11. Funkadelic
  12. The Fall
  13. The Rolling Stones
  14. Fela Kuti
  15. Radiohead
  16. Captain Beefheart
  17. Curtis Mayfield
  18. Melvins
  19. Rush
  20. AC/DC
  21. Electric Light Orchestra
  22. Judas Priest
  23. Fugazi
  24. Hawkwind
  25. PJ Harvey
  26. David Bowie
  27. Al Green
  28. Temptations
  29. Electric Wizard
  30. Mastodon
  31. Tom Waits
  32. Sonic Youth
  33. R.E.M.
  34. Opeth
  35. Hüsker Dü
  36. Slayer
  37. Sleater-Kinney
  38. Queens Of The Stone Age
  39. The Flaming Lips
  40. Nação Zumbi
Lack of hip hop tho.  I could add De La... LL.

Maybe Spiritualized.

Who else would you add?
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  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    I'd add Swing Out Sister from the mind garden, but the real answer is right there at #5

  • there's no jazz in there, which seems to have the easiest time stringing together killer six-album runs. what would be Miles' run of good albums, in the teens? 20s? depending on your opinion of certain herbie albums, that can get into the 20s also...

    two off the dome from new orleans with 6-album runs:

    The Meters:
    S/T
    Look Ka Py Py
    Struttin
    Cabbage Alley
    Rejuvenation
    Fire on the Bayou

    Dr. John:
    Gris Gris
    Babylon
    Remedies
    Sun, Moon & Herbs
    Gumbo
    In the Right Place
    Desitively Bonnaroo
    (I would even throw Hollywood Be Thy Name in there)

    it's hard to make 6 really good albums in a row though!

    which of those artists in the original list should be removed?
    LaserWolfpara11ax

  • EWF
    stratasphere

  • Dead C, Michael Hurley, Robyn Hitchcock, Bevis Frond, Major Stars, Pink Floyd, Springsteen, Prince, Bert Jansch, Neil Young.

  • FlomotionFlomotion 2,386 Posts
    Tony Joe White


  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    S/T
    Art of Tea
    Sleeping Gypsy
    Burchfield Nines
    Tiger in the Rain
    One Bad Habit
    Jimster

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    Listen
    I Don't Want to be Alone Stranger
    Aint That a Bitch
    Funk Beyond the Call of Duty
    Real Mother For Ya
    Giant
    What the Hell is This
    Love Jones
    LaserWolf

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    Beastie Boys

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    Brian Jonestown Massacre

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I was just thinking about this the other day when listening to Prince.

    I suspect few on the above list can match
    Dirty Mind
    Controversy
    1999
    Purple Rain
    Sign o The Times
    Black Album

    Or
    Where I'm Coming From
    Music of My Mind
    Talking Book
    Innervision
    Fullfillingnesss
    Songs In The Key Of Life

    You can add James Brown to what Willie Fugal said about jazz.







    ketanasstroJuniorJimster

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Weird that the rockist original list does not have Neil Young or Van Morrison.

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    there's no jazz in there, which seems to have the easiest time stringing together killer six-album runs. what would be Miles' run of good albums, in the teens? 20s? depending on your opinion of certain herbie albums, that can get into the 20s also...
    My first thought, too, and the author(s) wisely included that very caveat:

    "I left off jazz, as that would blow it wide open with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Miles Davis for starters."

  • Fred_GarvinFred_Garvin The land of wind and ghosts 337 Posts
    LaserWolf said:
    I was just thinking about this the other day when listening to Prince.

    I suspect few on the above list can match
    Dirty Mind
    Controversy
    1999
    Purple Rain
    Sign o The Times
    Black Album
    You left "Around The World in a Day", "Parade", and "Lovesexy" out of that sequence. Which still doesn't really hurt Prince's case.

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,168 Posts
    Electric Byrd
    Ethiopian Knights
    Street Lady
    Black Byrd
    Places and Spaces
    Stepping Into Tomorrow


    ketanLaserWolfpara11axfinelikewineLoopDreamscoveJunior

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,168 Posts
    about dude's list though:

    Mastodon has six albums already? I feel like they've been gradually petering off ever since Leviathan.

    Nação Zumbi is a stretch IMO. Just looking at brazilian musicians, Jorge Ben had a much longer and impressive run of albums from '63 to '76. Gal Costa had a pretty solid run too, and Os Novos Baianos' first six albums make for a pretty good run.

    Maybe Brian Eno with his run up to Music for Airports deserves a place?

    I think Eddie Palmieri has a solid six album run somewhere in his discography.

    and

    Rush

    GTFOOWTBS

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,168 Posts
    Tim Maia from 1970 possibly up to 1982
    finelikewine

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,695 Posts
    Aphex Twin

    singles and albums from 1991-2001/2007(?)

    6 albums, 30+ singles and EPs, 200+ unreleased tracks given away for free on soundcloud from this era... and this doesn't include all of the side projects under different names.

  • GibboGibbo 124 Posts
    Interesting... when I read the thread title I immediately thought Sabbath... but for me throw in Can, Neil Young, Herbie Hancock, Alice Coltrane, John Martyn, Weather Report, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden... there's probably a ton more. The only artists I can think of of a more recent vintage would be Will Oldham or Cass McCombs?

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    LaserWolf said:
    I was just thinking about this the other day when listening to Prince.

    I suspect few on the above list can match
    Dirty Mind
    Controversy
    1999
    Purple Rain
    Sign o The Times
    Black Album
    You left "Around The World in a Day", "Parade", and "Lovesexy" out of that sequence. Which still doesn't really hurt Prince's case.
    I know.
    Next in the sequence is Lovesexy which I am not really a fan of. Comparatively.
    I would go the other direction and add his first 2.



  • Roy ayers

    • Coffy (Polydor) – 1973
    • Virgo Red (Polydor) – 1973
    • Change Up The Groove (Polydor) – 1974
    • A Tear to a Smile (Polydor) – 1975
    • Mystic Voyage (Polydor) – 1975
    • Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Polydor) – 1976

    And GSH

    1971 Pieces of a Man Flying Dutchman Records
    1972 Free Will Flying Dutchman Records
    1974 Winter in America Strata-East Records
    1975 The First Minute of a New Day Arista Records
    1976 From South Africa to South Carolina Arista Records
    1976 It's Your World Arista Records









    LaserWolfstratasphereJimster

  • Hugh Masekela had one hell of a consistent run as well

  • asstroasstro 1,753 Posts
    I think one could make a very good case for Stereolab.
    ketan

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,993 Posts
    if you count their eps as albums, then belle and sebastian had seven releases before 'dear catastrophe waitress' and 'legal man' hit.

      

  • Ramones, Minutemen, Ghost, Stranglers

  • kalakala 3,350 Posts
    van halen 

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
    ZZ Top

    Sade

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,756 Posts

  • Moodymann's up to almost a dozen albums since '97 without a single miss, not to mention his singles!



  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    I wanted to throw some rap in the mix but am struggling, especially if you leave out mixtapes.

    Definitely Z-Ro as you could go for any six from 

    2000 Z-Ro vs. the World
    2001 King of da Ghetto
    2002 Screwed Up Click Representa
    2002 Z-Ro
    2002 Life
    2003 Z-Ro Tolerance
    2004 The Life of Joseph W. McVey
    2005 Let the Truth Be Told
    2006 I'm Still Livin'

    Lil Wayne maybe?
    De La failed at the AI album stage.
    Ghostface comes undone at More Fish but I would probably nominate him anyway.

    I'd chuck in Oukast if you split Speakerboxx/Love Below but that's clutching at straws.

    I feel like I'm missing some obvious ones.

  • foefoe turo de la peira 193 Posts
    ugk was really close. mac dre?

    it's hard enough to find rap acts that has made 6 albums.
    If mixtapes counts i think a strong case could be made for lil wayne.


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