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Old 11-23-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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An intellectual music discussion #1

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There is an important question facing all of us as we dive into today. It makes up the very fabric of our musical tastes, opinons and listening habits. This question will pull many opinions from many different sources and likely even start some well meaning internet debates. And so, I pose to you, "superfan" this quandry......


What band or individual has released the best 3 albums to begin their career. Albums 1-3 are the only ones that count. So if #1 was brilliant but #2 was an obvious step down, they likely dont qualify. Example.

Radiohead-

#1 Pablo Honey
#2 The Bends
#3 OK Computer

While #2, and 3 are brilliant. #1 Pablo Honey was less than stellar and therefore I dont think they make this discussion.

So, I throw it out to you, musically overeating consumer.....
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Elvis Costello with My Aim Is True, This Year's Model and Armed Forces. And for good measure you may add Get Happy!! and Trust too.
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Marilyn Manson with,

Portrait Of An American Family
Antichrist Superstar
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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COLDPLAY they have only recorded 3 albums , and they are all great!
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This is a no-brainer. Jimi Hendrix is the obvious choice. 'Ladyland', 'Bold' and 'Experienced' are 3 of the most important and best albums in rock history. His first and only 3 make this no contest. Hate to end the debate so soon---lol.

On a side note, I think age differentials make this an apples and oranges comparison in many cases. Take the 2 examples cited already; Radiohead and Coldplay. Each of their first 3 albums just about spanned thier entire 20's. Whereas, a group like U2 knocked out their first 3 by the age of 22. I shudder to think what Coldplay and Radiohead would've sounded like at 20. Actually, I'm glad we never got the chance to hear it----lol.
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Babes In Toyland

1. Spanking Machine
2. To Mother
3. Fontanelle

They never released a bad album, so for me that's an obvious one.
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Layton is the only person who's even come close to a decent answer, if you ask me. You peoples, and I say this with as much respect as possible, is insane.

The Velvet Underground:

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

You can close the thread, now.

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Elvis Costello for the win!
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Steely Dan's Can't Buy A Thrill, Countdown To Ecstasy, and Pretzel Logic.

Peter Gabriel's first three self-titled releases.

Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted, Crooked Rain, and Wowee Zowee.
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Layton is the only person who's even come close to a decent answer, if you ask me. You peoples, and I say this with as much respect as possible, is insane.

The Velvet Underground:

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

You can close the thread, now.

So far you win.....

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bear in mind, my Radiohead example dis-qualified them in my opinon, I wasnt offering them up as my choice.....

Hendrix is a good one...

Gabriel is also good, but I still defer to VU

Pavement lost me with Wowee Zowee, sorry

Steely Dan , nice choice, but not the best

I can buy Costello, if you dont include Live at Mocambo, but it was in there

I wont even dignify the Manson comment.....
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Here are a couple worthy of consideration...

Bruce Springsteen

Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
The Wild the Innocent and the EStreet Shuffle
Born to Run

Uncle Tupelo
(im sure to get pummled for this one, they stack up for me, but not against these other heavyweights)

No Depression
Still Feel Gone
March 16- 20 1992

more to follow
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Hendrix is a good one...
Indeed, had to come up with that one too.

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Gabriel is also good, but I still defer to VU
And also should've thought of the VU.

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I can buy Costello, if you dont include Live at Mocambo, but it was in there
Live at Mocambo is an excellent live record, but it was never released commercially. At least, not until the Nineties as part of the 2 1/2 years boxset. So I don't count it as part of the string My Aim Is True to Trust.
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I wont even dignify the Manson comment.....
shame
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Queen
Queen II
Sheer Heart Attack



Pablo Honey is a terrible record
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