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 Reign In Blood - Slayer

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

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4 Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
5 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin
6 Fever - Bullet for My Valentine
7 Ok Computer - Radiohead

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

8 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park
9 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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10 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden

The Contenders

11 Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
12 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth

Should be higher this heavy album kicks ass

13 There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret - Bring Me the Horizon
14 Awake - Dream Theater
15 Planets - Adema
16 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

17 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
18 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

If there only a way to get this to #1 faster... - RecklessGreed

19 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
20 X&Y - Coldplay

This is my favorite album by Coldplay. I love how they put the Baudot code on it. This is the reason I'm learning the Baudot code. - Merilille

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21 Lateralus - Tool
22 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young

Neils best and a all around all time classic. - RecklessGreed

23 Moondance - Van Morrison
24 London Calling - The Clash
25 Absolution - Muse
26 Meliora - Ghost

I've listened to a lot of music, from classic rock, punk, grunge, alternative/indie, heavy metal, extreme metal, etc. This is one of the few albums I would call 'perfect'
I'd rank this as the 3rd best album I've ever heard, behind The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.
Everyone needs to listen to this album, and while you're at it, listen to Ghost's other material - ryanrimmel

27 Siren Song of the Counter Culture - Rise Against
28 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

29 The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
30 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
31 Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
32 There is Nothing Left to Lose - Foo Fighters
33 Smash - The Offspring
34 Vitalogy - Pearl Jam
35 Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses
36 Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot
37 My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth
38 Lizard - King Crimson

A great jazz influenced album. Includes the legendary 23 minute title track! - IronSabbathPriest

39 Chuck - Sum 41
40 The Fall of Ideals - All That Remains
41 Infinity On High - Fall Out Boy
42 Un Dia Mas - Reik
43 Elephunk - The Black Eyed Peas
44 The Origin of Love - Mika
45 The Midsummer Station - Owl City
46 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

One of the best albums ever made in the history of the world

47 It Still Moves - My Morning Jacket
48 Last Time Around - Buffalo Springfield
49 Blood Mountain - Mastodon
50 Inhabit - Living Sacrifice
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Top Remixes (5)

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

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