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Artists that got better by the record

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  1. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Haven't been visiting this particular subforum for a while, but I did right now and saw the thread about "5 best songs of the 90's". One of the songs I voted for was REM's Losing My Religion - and I immediately thought: Is this tune actually from the 90's?

    It was, and it turns out that it was from REM's 7th album. It kinda blew my mind, cuz most bands/artists are long since burned out by their 7th album. REM, though, went on to make Automatic for the People and at least a few other great albums. Monster, New Adventures in Hifi comes to mind.

    So, the question is: Which are the artists that got progressively better as their carrer went on, and made it to the 7th (or so) album before reaching peak level?
     
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  2. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Double Yellow Card

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    Bieber.
     
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    1) Freddie Gibbs keeps improving
    2) wrong forum bucko
     
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  5. moreorless87 Straba

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    REM never improved on Murmur for me.

    Talk Talk perhaps? maybe a question of whether Laughing Stock was better than Spirit of Eden or not.
     
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    The Artist Formally Known As WRONG FORUM got better at placing in his records into the right genre boxes as time went by, increasing his sales correspondingly.

    If he can do it... there's hope for TS
     
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  7. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh shit, move this. I swear I didn't do it on purpose.
     
  8. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    All set bud.
     
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  9. Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    Obviously subjective but Pink Floyd

    They peaked with albums 8-11 then fizzled out on the last few imo
     
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    Talk Talk is a good shout, Laughing Stock and Spirit of Eden are very close.

    I can't really think of anyone else who had that gradual improvement, just ones who released their best albums years into their career like Scott Walker (12th album)
     
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    I'm not a fan of the album personally, but Soft Bulletin was the 9th Flaming Lips record and it's generally regarded as their best (disagree myself).
     
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    The Stones & U2 come to mind
     
  13. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    U2 peaked pretty early on for me.
     
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    Achtung Baby?
     
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    I know it's not rock music but I think Jay-z Peaked at either blue print or the black album. Blueprint was his 6th studio album and black album was his 8th

    Also dark side of the moon is pink floyds 8th album


    Wish you were here, the wall and darkside are my favourites.
     
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  16. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Can't stand that album.

    That's the problem with these kind of conversations though I guess, everyone is going to be different.
     
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    We going off subjective opinions here? I won't even give you a DC laugh for that comment. My point was in what way was U2 burned out with their 7th album?

    I do appreciate you sharing tho.

    *edit for more context and to meet you halfway, I thought Losing My Religion was pretentious schlock. MTV hype job for that release when they created a bevy of much better stuff but that's just imho
     
  18. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I just personally think it's shit and like War a lot more. <WhatItIs> I don't think there's such a thing as objectivity when it comes to music really.
     
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    cold play still putting out bangers
     
  20. SKYNET Madrugada Eterna Platinum Member

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    Kind of skirting past my point tho? are you suggesting U2 was burned out by the time Achtung was released? Your opinion notwithstanding, there are plenty of other ways I could counter you if you say yes
     

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