GREAT ALBUM TRILOGIES

List requirements: A trilogy is comprised of three consecutive albums. I'm only including a maximum of one trilogy per artist, with no consideration for live or greatest hits albums. Each album must warrant at least an A- rating, and one album within each trilogy must warrant at least an A rating.

P.S. Originally this list consisted of only 50 trilogies, but I'm gradually adding more as time goes on, so long as the trilogy meets the ratings criteria (and the albums were reviewed on this website).

Accept – Breaker, Restless and Wild, Balls To The Wall
AC/DC – Powerage, Highway to Hell, Back In Black
Aerosmith – Get Your Wings, Toys In The Attic, Rocks
Arcade Fire - Funeral, Neon Bible, The Suburbs
The Band – Music From Big Pink, The Band, Stagefright
The Beach Boys - 20/20, Sunflower, Surf's Up
The Beatles – Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk, If You're Feeling Sinister, The Boy With The Arab Strap
Big Star - #1 Record, Radio City, Third/Sister Lovers
The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica
Black Sabbath – Paranoid, Master Of Reality, Volume 4
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Built To Spill – There's Nothing Wrong With Love, Perfect From Now On, Keep It Like A Secret
The Byrds – Fifth Dimension, Younger Than Yesterday, The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Catherine Wheel – Ferment, Chrome, Happy Days
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory
The Cure – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration, Wish
Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head
Def Leppard - High n' Dry, Pyromania, Hysteria
Dinosaur Jr. – You're Living All Over Me, Bug, Green Mind
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, Pink Moon
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde On Blonde
The Eagles - On The Border, One Of These Nights, Hotel California
Faith No More - The Real Thing, Angel Dust, King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime
The Flaming Lips - In A Priest Driven Ambulance, Hit To Death In The Future Head, Transmissions From A Satellite Heart
Al Green – Let's Stay Together, I'm Still In Love With You, Call Me
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?, Axis Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland
Husker Du – Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, Powerslave
Jethro Tull - Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung
Freedy Johnston – Can You Fly, This Perfect World, Never Home
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Substance
The Kinks – Something Else, Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur
Led Zeppelin – IV, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire, Burnin', Natty Dread
Mastodon - Leviathan, Blood Mountain, Crack the Skye
Megadeth - Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction, Youthanasia
Metallica – Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, …And Justice For All
My Morning Jacket - At Dawn, It Still Moves, Z
Randy Newman – 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic, Electric Version, Twin Cinema
Pearl Jam - Ten, Vs., Vitalogy
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall
Portishead - Dummy, Portishead, Third
Radiohead – The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A
Ramones – Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket To Russia
The Rascals - Collections, Groovin', Once Upon A Dream
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, The Soul Album, Complete Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
The Replacements – Let It Be, Tim, Pleased To Meet Me
The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street
Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything?, A Wizard A True Star, Todd
Rush - Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures
Santana – Abraxas, III, Caravanserai
Sigur Rσs – Αgaetis Byrjun, ( ), Takk
Slayer - Reign In Blood, South Of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss
Sleater-Kinney – Call The Doctor, Dig Me Out, The Hot Rock
Sloan – Twice Removed, One Chord to Another, Navy Blues
Sly & The Family Stone – Life, Stand, There's A Riot Goin' On
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith, Either/Or, XO
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, Down On The Upside
Bruce Springsteen – The Wild The Innocent and the E. Street Shuffle, Born To Run, Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Steely Dan – Can't Buy A Thrill, Countdown To Ecstacy, Pretzel Logic
Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements, Mars Audiac Quintet, Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Rod Stewart – Gaoline Alley, Every Picture Tells A Story, Never A Dull Moment
The Stooges - The Stooges, Fun House, Raw Power
Talk Talk - Colour Of Spring, Spirit Of Eden, Laughing Stock
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox, Bad Reputation
Tindersticks – Tindersticks, Tindersticks (The Second Album), Curtains
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale
U2 – War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree
Van Halen - Van Halen I, Van Halen II, Women and Children First
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground
The White Stripes – De Stijl, White Blood Cells, Elephant
The Who – Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia
Wilco – Being There, Summerteeth, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams, Sweet Old World, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Bill Withers - Just As I am, Still Bill, +'Justments
Yes – The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge
Yo La Tengo – Painful, Electro-pura, I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Neil Young – On The Beach, Tonight's The Night, Zuma

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