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I have been fleshing out my Journey collection recently, having previously relied on greatest hits discs. It got me thinking about what artists had a great no-miss run of 5 or more albums in a row in their career?

Journey had a run from 1978 - 1983:

Infinity; Evolution; Departure; Escape & Frontiers.

Are there any others with runs as good as this that people can think of?

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Harem Scarem!

Done. Next question?

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1 hour ago, Doggy said:

Rush first 5 studio albums.

Interesting. Most would say the Rush run of classics started with 2112 in 1976, followed by A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and ending on Moving Pictures in 1981.

But still 5 in a row!

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5 is a big ask.

I reckon the first 5 "ten" albums, IMO.

ten

The Name of the Rose

The Robe

Spellbound

Babylon 

 

 

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5 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Harem Scarem!

Done. Next question?

have they tho? Most would say VOR was weak and so was Hope 

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I would say Night Ranger qualify -

Dawn Patrol, 7 Wishes, Midnight Madness, Big Life, Man in Motion 

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3 hours ago, Darkstone said:

5 is a big ask.

I reckon the first 5 "ten" albums, IMO.

ten

The Name of the Rose

The Robe

Spellbound

Babylon 

 

 

Good call, but 'Spellbound' has a bit of a question mark looming over it, imo. 

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Tesla's first five. 

And we're stretching "great" a smidgeon, but Slaughter's five studio albums are all very good to great. 

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Bon Jovi actually have six, from s/t to These Days. That's pretty impressive. 

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3 minutes ago, tts42572 said:

I feel like Eclipse has had a fairly strong and consistent 5 album run, might even be 6.

Yeah, good call. You could argue they're still yet to put out anything too disappointing at all.

Also;

Ratt - 'Out of The Cellar' to 'Detonator' is five gems. 

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1 hour ago, Glen said:

I would say Night Ranger qualify -

Dawn Patrol, 7 Wishes, Midnight Madness, Big Life, Man in Motion 

My first thought...all 5 brilliant

Saga comes straight to mind...maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but a brilliant 6 run and perfect for my ears

S/T, Images At Twilight,  Silent Knight, Worlds Apart, Heads Or Tales and  the brilliant 'Behaviour' for a brilliant 6 run

 

Toto must be up there too...again not everyone's choice but a pretty flawless run of albums for me

S/T, Hydra, Turn Back, IV, Isolation, Fahrenheit and the fabulous 7th One

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1 hour ago, Geoff said:

Bon Jovi actually have six, from s/t to These Days. That's pretty impressive. 

I was going to bring that up!  All of them are at the very least solid albums on their own in my opinion, and you get to hear a really nice progression in their sound when you put them together!

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2 hours ago, Glen said:

have they tho? Most would say VOR was weak and so was Hope 

Well, that's the thing about these lists: everyone's tastes are subjective, so arguing over who's right and wrong is pointless. 

Voice of Reason is honestly one of my favourite albums. 

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2 hours ago, Geoff said:

Bon Jovi actually have six, from s/t to These Days. That's pretty impressive. 

Bit of a ? hangs over Fahrenheit though. I would call it an ok album, but not classic. 

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17 minutes ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Well, that's the thing about these lists: everyone's tastes are subjective, so arguing over who's right and wrong is pointless. 

Voice of Reason is honestly one of my favourite albums. 

Hey, we are all rock junkies and arguing the minutae is part of the fun! 😉

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2 hours ago, Geoff said:

Tesla's first five. 

And we're stretching "great" a smidgeon, but Slaughter's five studio albums are all very good to great. 

Good call on Tesla. I back that up.

Queensryche go close for me too. The Warning, Rage For Order, Operation Mindcrime, Empire and Here in the Now Frontier. I admit many would not agree on the last one though.

Anyway, for any band to put 5 great albums in a row is a major achievement. It generally means a decade on top of their game.

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11 minutes ago, auslander said:

Bit of a ? hangs over Fahrenheit though. I would call it an ok album, but not classic. 

Wow, really? I love that album very much. Hard to say it's "better" than 'Slippery when wet,' but imo it's more consistent. There's not a song I don't really like on 'Fahrenheit' compared to a couple of fillers on 'Slippery.' 

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Aerosmith's first 5 are pretty solid, IMO.

1. S/T

2. Get Your Wings

3. Toys in the Attic

4. Rocks

5. Draw the Line

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Cheap Trick's first 5 are also favorites and a nice way to start a career.

1. S/T

2. In Color

3. Heaven Tonight

4. Dream Police

5. At Budokan

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2 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

so arguing over who's right and wrong is pointless. 

So there has to be a point or you can't argue ?

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54 minutes ago, nyoilers said:

So there has to be a point or you can't argue ?

I can, but you can't. 

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For me personally I could never get into Journey or Night Ranger, but I do agree with Harem Scarem who are currently on an eight album run. Other ones that work for me are

Avantasia

Edguy

Epica

The Night Flight Orchestra

Threshold

Kamelot

Lordi

 

 

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