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Best back-to-back albums

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by three_bags_full, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Really interested in what you guys'll say.

    Let it Bleed to Sticky Fingers, for me.

    Off The Wall and Thriller are really goddamn close.

    What say you?

    Yes, I'm drunk.
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  2. AreaMan

    AreaMan Member

    Rubber Soul to Revolver is a pretty good 1-2 punch from the four lads from Liverpool.
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  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    The Black Keys: Brothers and El Camino.
  4. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races (personally I'd say Races and News of the World)
  5. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Revolver - Sgt. Pepper's works, too.
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Pretty easy for me: Sticky Fingers/Exile on Main Street.

    Also worth discussing: Rubber Soul/Revolver, Who's Next/Quadrophenia, Astral Weeks/Moondance.
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  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Back in Black/For Those About to Rock ...
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Rubber Soul to Revolver to SPLHCB to White is a pretty good 1-2-3-4 sequence if you give Magical Mystery Tour an asterisk and don't consider it an "album" per se -- originally it was a 6-song double-EP backed by the band's assorted '67 singles.

    But even those "assorted singles" included "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields," so those were no throwaways either. Only a couple of filler duds on the MMT side pull THAT disc out of A+ territory.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Me, too.


    Nevermind/In Utero - nirvana
    Ten/Vs. - pearl jam
    First two Skynyrd albums
    Highway to Hell/Back in Black - ac/cd
    Life's Rich Pageant/Document - rem
    White Blood Cells/Elephant - white stripes
    Bringing It All Back Home/Highway 61 Revisited - bob Dylan
    It Takes a Nation of Millions/Fear of a Black Planet - public enemy
    Scarecrow/The Lonesome Jubilee - john mellencamp
    The River/Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
    Damn the Torpedoes/Hard Promises - Tom petty
    Guitars Cadillacs etc./Hillbilly Deluxe - Dwight Yoakum
    Fleet wood Mac/Rumors - fleet wood Mac
    Shake Your Money a Maker/Southern Harmony and Musical Companion - the black crowes
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  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Probably would go:

    1. Who's Next/Quadrophenia
    2. Highway to Hell/Back in Black (degree of difficulty points for change of vocalists)
    3. Life's Rich Pageant/Document
    4. Houses of the Holy/Physical Graffiti
    5. Fleetwood Mac/Rumours

    If it expands to 3 albums, AC/DC and Fleetwood fall off the list and would add in Tommy, Green and IV for the remaining three.

    And if you stretch it to 4, my list would be two: Zeppelin from III to Graffiti, and the Stones from Beggar's to Exile.
  11. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On/Let's Get It On (I'm cheating on this one by ignoring the soundtrack album released between these two)
    Bonnie Raitt - Bonnie Raitt/Give It Up/Takin' My Time or Nick Of Time/Luck of the Draw

    I'll second Astral Weeks/Moondance, although my two favorites after Moondance and also back to back are Tupelo Honey/Saint Dominic's Preview
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  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Stones was my first choice.,

    Born To Run/Darkness on the Edge of Town would have to be in the mix too.
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