Best Album Runs in Music History

The Top Ten
1 David Bowie (1970 - 1980) David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

- The Man Who Sold the World
- Hunky Dory
- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
- Aladdin Sane
- Diamond Dogs
- Young Americans
- Station to Station
- Low
- Heroes
- Lodger
- Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Near 10 years of nothing more than perfection

2 The Beatles (1964 - 1969) The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

No artist EVER can equal the run of albums that started with Rubber Soul, and ended with Abbey Road. Even if you only count Magical Mystery Tour as an "8", the rest are "10's", and 5 of them are easily in the top 20 albums of all time, including a couple in the top 10, and arguably #1.

I like how this is the majority of the Beatles albums.

- A Hard Day's Night
- Help

- Rubber Soul
- Revolver
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
- The White Album
- Abbey Road
Classic right after classic

3 Bob Dylan (1963 - 1969) Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

- The Freewhelin' Bob Dylan
- The Times They Are a-Changin'
- Another Side of Bob Dylan
- Bringing It All Back Home
- Highway 61 Revisited
- Blonde on Blonde
- John Wesley Harding
- Nashville Skyline
8 albums which quality is borderline perfect

4 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1986 - 2001) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist more.

- Your Funeral... My Trial
- Tender Prey
- The Good Son
- Henry's Dream
- Let Love In
- Murder Ballads
- The Boatman's Call
- No More Shall We Part

Just wondering what would be your number one pick for relatively recent years?

I really need to listen to these guys more.

5 Miles Davis (1957 - 1963) Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music.

- 'Round About Midnight
- Walkin'
- Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quartet
- Miles Ahead
- Bags' Groove
- Birth of the Cool
- Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quartet
- Milestones
- Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud
- Kind of Blue
- Workin' With the Miles Davis Quartet
- Porgy and Bess
- Sketches of Spain
- Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
- Someday My Prince Will Come
- Seven Steps to Heaven

6 The Beach Boys (1965 - 1971) The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

- Today
- Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)
- Beach Boys Party

- Pet Sounds
- Smiley Smile
- Wild Honey
- Friends
- 20/20
- Sunflower
- Surf's Up

7 Neil Young (1969 - 1979) Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

- Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
- After the Gold Rush
- Harvest
- Time Fades Away
- On the Beach
- Tonight's the Night
- Zuma
- Long May You Run
- American Stars n Bars
- Comes a Time
- Rust Never Sleeps

8 The Doors (1967 - 1971) The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

The Doors' phenomenal output would have continued as long as Jim Morrison was alive, but the truth is, Jim was bound to self-destruct sooner or later.

- The Doors
- Strange Days
- Waiting for the Sun
- The Soft Parade
- Morrison Hotel
- LA Woman

9 Led Zeppelin (1969 - 1975) Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

- Led Zeppelin I
- Led Zeppelin II
- Led Zeppelin III
- Led Zeppelin IV (Untitled)
- Houses of the Holy
- Physical Graffiti

10 Radiohead (1995 - 2007)

I must admit I was kind of disappointed by OK Computer. I think I would have liked it more if I had not already heard it was the best album of all time according to rate your music. It was still great though.

The Contenders
11 Stevie Wonder (1971 - 1980)
12 Metallica (1983 - 1991)
13 Black Sabbath (1970 - 1975)
14 Iron Maiden (1980 - 1988)
15 The Who (1965 - 1975)
16 Genesis (1970 - 1976)

Nursery Cryme
Selling England by the Pound
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
A Trick of the Tail
Wind and Wuthering

17 Opeth (1998 - 2008)
18 Death (1987 - 1998)
19 R.E.M. (1983 - 1992)
20 Depeche Mode (1984 - 1997)
21 Talk Talk (1982 - 1991)
22 New Order (1981 - 1989)
23 Elvis Costello (1977 - 1982)

- My Aim is True
- This Year's Model
- Armed Forces
- Get Happy
- Trust
- Almost Blue
- Imperial Bedroom

24 The Rolling Stones (1965 - 1974) The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

- Out of Our Heads
- Aftermath
- Between the Buttons
- Their Satanic Majesties Request
- Beggars Banquet
- Let It Bleed
- Sticky Fingers
- Exile on Main St
- Goats Head Soup
- It's Only Rock n Roll

25 Gentle Giant (1970 - 1976)

Gentle Giant
Acquiring the Taste
Three Friends
In a Glass House
The Power and the Glory
Free Hand

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