Bands/Artists Who Struck Gold Twice (Or More)

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Lucas27, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Lucas27

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    This is the thread for bands and singer/songwriters who released not just one, but TWO albums you would consider to be classics. More specifically, this is somebody who has released their definitive "magnum opus" and somehow manages to release another album with just as much impact.

    I find this to be extremely rare, even among my very favorite bands/artists. But here is my (very) short list.

    Andrew Peterson:
    Light for the Lost Boy (2012)
    The Burning Edge of Dawn (2015)

    Bon Iver:
    For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
    Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)

    Mew:
    And the Glass Handed Kites (2005)
    No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away (2009)

    Sufjan Stevens:
    Illinois (2005)
    Carrie & Lowell (2015)

    Note: Considering how much Thrice's new album is continuing to blow me away, I may add To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere to this list with Vheissu pretty soon.
     
  2. OhTheWater

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    Van Morrison
    The Beach Boys
    The Beatles
    Nick Drake
    Led Zeppelin
    Weezer
    Bear vs. Shark
    Kanye West
    Kendrick Lamar
    The Talking Heads
    Against Me
    Bob Dylan
    Bomb the Music Industry
    The Cure
    David Bowie
    Marvin Gaye
    Jay-Z
    Neil Young
    Outkast
    Radiohead
    The Replacements
    The Smiths
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Sonic Youth
    A Tribe Called Quest

    That was just a quick perusal of iTunes
     
  3. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    no tears left to cry Prestigious

    Weezer - The Blue Album and Pinkerton
    Hole- Live Through This and Celebrity Skin
    Michael Jackson- Off The Wall and Thriller
     
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  5. nfdv2

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    The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There, Goodness
    Cymbals Eat Guitars: Why There Are Mountains, Lenses Alien, LOSE
    Nana Grizol - Love It Love It, Ruth
    The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree, [any other album post-2002]
     
  6. clockwise

    pudding brain Prestigious

    Green Day - Dookie and American Idiot
     
  7. bd007h Jun 5, 2016
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    bd007h

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    The Offspring
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Nirvana
    Foo Fighters
    The Beatles
    Radiohead
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Garbage
    Beck
    AFI
    Mastodon
    Between the Buried and Me
    Sunny Day Real Estate
    Jawbreaker
    The Mars Volta
    Nine Inch Nails
    Our Lady Peace
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Tool
    Rage Against the Machine

    If EPs count I'd add Meg Myers to my list. While her debut full length was mildly disappointing in comparison, her first two EPS are :thumbup: