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 Master of Puppets - Metallica Product Image

This got me through prison

2 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Product Image

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

3 Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Product Image
4 Reign In Blood - Slayer Reign In Blood - Slayer Product Image

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

I am going to see these live soon.
RAINNING BLOOD! - gemcloben

5 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin Phobia - Breaking Benjamin Product Image
6 Ok Computer - Radiohead Ok Computer - Radiohead Product Image
7 Fever - Bullet for My Valentine Fever - Bullet for My Valentine Product Image
8 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Product Image
9 In Utero - Nirvana In Utero - Nirvana Product Image

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

Also Nirvana's Best Album - martinbrody

10 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden Product Image

The Contenders

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

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 There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret - Bring Me the Horizon Product Image
14 Awake - Dream Theater Awake - Dream Theater Product Image

Awake is the best DT album. - IronSabbathPriest

15 Planets - Adema Planets - Adema Product Image
16 Dookie - Green Day Dookie - Green Day Product Image

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 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy Product Image
18 Lateralus - Tool Lateralus - Tool Product Image
19 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Product Image

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

20 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance Product Image
21 X&Y - Coldplay X&Y - Coldplay Product Image

Yes, yes, YES! Definitely - keyson

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

22 A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles Product Image

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

23 London Calling - The Clash London Calling - The Clash Product Image
24 Absolution - Muse Absolution - Muse Product Image

Best muse album

25 Vitalogy - Pearl Jam Vitalogy - Pearl Jam Product Image
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