Best Third Studio Albums by a Band

Because a list about Debut Albums and second albums already exist, here are the Top 10 Third Albums!

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Together with Ride The Lightning my all-time favorite Metallica albums! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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2 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Undoubtedly their best album, as well as one of heavy metal's finest too. - Mrveteran

3 Ok Computer - Radiohead

One of the all-time greatest Albums ever! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

4 Reign In Blood - Slayer

It is probably the heaviest metal album ever. I just love this album. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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5 In Utero - Nirvana

In Utero had some of the most unique tracks and recording effects, as well as raw emotion from Kurt Cobain. The album theme itself comes from Mr. Cobain's troubled mind, and it puts out so much energy and emotion, it's just plain aesthetic every time you hear the album. - prolists

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6 Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi V 1 Comment
7 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden
8 Dookie - Green Day

Do you have the time to listen to me whine about why dookie is the best one? I know it was a stupid parody but basket case is a great song and there are a bunch of other great songs on here like she and welcome to paradise and dookie is simply the best - nickdoritosyum

9 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin V 1 Comment
10 Lateralus - Tool

The Contenders

11 Fever - Bullet for My Valentine
12 Souls at Zero - Neurosis
13 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park
14 Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
15 Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
16 Awake - Dream Theater
17 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth

Should be higher this heavy album kicks ass

18 There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret - Bring Me the Horizon
19 A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

It should be No. 1 and the fact that 40 other albums were thought of before I added this sort of frightens me. What is this world coming to? There are bands that I have NEVER heard of listed higher than this. What's wrong with that picture, people? - BKAllmighty

20 Planets - Adema
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
2. London Calling - The Clash
3. After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
1. Ok Computer - Radiohead
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
1. Phobia - Breaking Benjamin
2. Fever - Bullet for My Valentine
3. Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park

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