Third time’s the charm, especially in music. If your band’s first album is successful there will be a lot of buzz about you – and a lot of pressure to make a followup album that’s just as good, if not better, than your debut. If your second album is a success then your career looks long and promising. Now you’ve made two solid albums and now you have the creative freedom to make the album you want to make. Some of the best albums of rock n roll are third albums, and many artist became household names because of their third album. Here are the list of the best of the third albums.
The Clash – London Calling
Radiohead – OK Computer
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Green Day – Dookie
The Replacements – Let It Be
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush
Were there any that I missed? Let me know via Twitter @BradyWGerber on your favorite 3rd albums!
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