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    The Gospel According to Spinal Tap/Shark Sandwich/Smell the Glove
    That's the classic run, but I so hate to leave out Intravenus de Milo!

    For Queen, I'd say Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, and Night at the Opera.

    Some I considered, but struggled with:

    Banco: To me, their three truly great albums are Darwin, Io Sono Nato Libero, and Di Terra. Not a three album run. I like the debut, but I wouldn't personally put it quite up there in a "best three album stretch."

    PFM: My problem is L'isola di Niente, which I feel is a little weak compared to the first two, and to Chocolate Kings. So again, no perfect three album stretch for me.

    Kansas: Masque is the holdout for me. It's good, but not really a classic like Song for America. So that sort of subverts the run of the first three, and the run that would include Leftoverture and PoKR.

    Zeppelin: I love Zeppelin III, but to me it doesn't belong in a run with II and IV. IV and Houses are great, but Physical Graffiti is a stumbling block for me with some great stuff, and a lot of so-so stuff. So no three album run for Zep in my book.

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    Spinal Tap does have three albums, so it could be Soundtrack/Break Like the Wind/ Back From the Dead. Kinda ruins the fun though.

    How about Prog-ish? Queensryche - The Warning/Rage For Order/Operation:Mindcrime
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    King Crimson - Thrak
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    King Crimson - The Power to Believe


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    Can't get my head around this one at all - LTiA - SABB - Red

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    Two less than stellar releases surrounding a rather poor release. IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post

    Originally Posted by Sputnik
    King Crimson - Thrak
    King Crimson - The ConstruKction of Light
    King Crimson - The Power to Believe


    Can't get my head around this one at all - LTiA - SABB - Red
    Larks-Starless-Red were in the OP, and I had said earlier that I found no argument with any of those. I added Thrak/TCoL/TPtB as a second three album run for KC, much as I did for Gentle Giant, not as a replacement for the Wetton albums, which are stone cold classics to me. I just didn't feel they needed to be repeated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Larks-Starless-Red were in the OP, and I had said earlier that I found no argument with any of those. I added Thrak/TCoL/TPtB as a second three album run for KC, much as I did for Gentle Giant, not as a replacement for the Wetton albums, which are stone cold classics to me. I just didn't feel they needed to be repeated.

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    Fair enough, personally I'd go Court, Poseidon, Lizard. TCoL has always been one of their weakest albums for me though I like Thrak & TPtB a lot.
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    I'd go Moonsongs, In this Life, In Extremis, though I confess to being a bit on the fence on Moonsongs. But In This Life is my favorite of theirs, followed by In Extremis. Never been a big fan of History of Madness.

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    I love the last two so it's them and whatever the one before was. In This Life is stand alone superb.
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    Fair enough, personally I'd go Court, Poseidon, Lizard.
    Poseidon is the weak link there for me.

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    TCoL has always been one of their weakest albums for me though I like Thrak & TPtB a lot.
    Yeah, I know that album has its detractors. Oddly, it's my favorite of those three, and I've always felt it was terribly underrated. But that will definitely be the killer album for those who disagree with that three-album run.

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    Art Bears - the 3 albums

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I love the last two so it's them and whatever the one before was. In This Life is stand alone superb.
    Moonsongs is actually really good. It's not as good as In this Life or In Extremis, but it's one I spin a lot. I have it on a 2/1 with their debut, which is also not bad, though a little unpolished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
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    I'd probably do the 1st three, rather than the 2nd through 4th. But it's a close call....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravadoNJ View Post
    Styx- Equinox, Grand Illusion, Pieces Of Eight
    Crystal Ball comes between Equinox and Grand Illusion, so a great four album run (if you like Styx, which I do).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I'd probably do the 1st three, rather than the 2nd through 4th. But it's a close call....


    I would probably do the third to Heatwave, which means that this is a 5 stretch.

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