Which music artist/band had the strongest first four albums?

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  1. Jon Bcn

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    Nobody has made what Metallica made with their four first records. They are not only 4 masterpieces, but also they created a new genre and redefined with every album the barriers of that genre. The fact that they also made that aggresive genre skyrocket to the masses is another amazing acomplishment by itself.
     
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    King's X

    1988 Out of the Silent Planet
    1989 Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
    1990 Faith Hope Love
    1992 King's X
     
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  3. Jon Bcn

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    Also what Led Zeppein did wasn't easy either.

    Being the most successful cover band ever is not a walk in the park.
     
  4. Mikebinthesky

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    Zep—-but I logged many hours on the Black Crowes first four
     
  5. deeohgee

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    Velvet Underground
    Talking Heads
     
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    Tool
    Zep
    Pearl Jam
    Crowes
     
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    Elvis
    Beatles
    Michael Jackson
    Madonna

    In 300 years, their names will still pop up in conversation. SRV and Van Halen will not.
     
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    Zep and The Black Crowes for sure but this thread begins and ends with VH.
     
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    I'll add...

    Cheap Trick
    In Color
    Heaven Tonight
    Dream Police
     
  10. GuitarGuy66

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    Foo fighters
     
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  11. DewieCox

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    After the first album, the next 3 VH albums are pretty hit or miss. Pound for pound not close to alotnof others mentioned so far.
     
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    Elvis Costello - My AIM is True, This Years Model, Armed Forces, Get Happy

    Rikki Lee Jones - Rikki Lee Jones, Pirates, The Magazine, Flying Cowboys

    Lyle Lovett - Lyle Lovett, Pontiac, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Joshua Judges Ruth

    Pentangle - The Pentangle, Sweet Child, Basket of Light, Cruel Sister

    Devo - Are We Not Men, Duty Now For the Future, Freedom of Choice, New Traditionalists
     
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    Metallica
     
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  14. AA864

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    As many mentioned...
    Zeppelin
    Black Crowes (End of an era when Marc Ford left)

    I'll add these guys to the list
    Blackberry Smoke
    1. Bad Luck Ain't No Crime
    2. Little Piece of Dixie (not a bad song on this one)
    3. The Whippoorwill
    4. Holding All the Roses
    + Heck, I'd even add their 5th as a solid release
    • Like an Arrow
     
  15. frickengruvin

    frickengruvin Silver Supporting Member

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    My initial thought was The Beatles (Parlophone releases) and Led Zeppelin, but after further thought, I'll include these as well:
    Eagles
    VH
    Aerosmith
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    AC/DC
    Foo Fighters

    Once again this thread is quite subjective, and your mileage may vary, but these artists are the ones I could quickly say-"yeah, they had a great 4 album run"! There's probably a few more for me to add, but to have to think hard about it detracts for the question.....
     
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    Van Halen
    AC/DC
    Big Wreck
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Allman Brothers
    SRV
    Cheap Trick
    Police
    ZZ Top
    Gov't Mule
     
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    Radiohead
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    Pixies
    Dinosaur Jr
    Weezer
     
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    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

    Greetings From Ashbury Park NJ
    The Wilde the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
    Born to Run
    Darkness on the Edge of Town
     
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