A friend of mine posted the following on F*book. Interesting idea.
I just realised a thing. Is there some kind of law that says that the 4th studio album a band makes will be their best work? (For ‘best’, read ‘my personal favourite‘!)
I give you the following evidence:
Queen – Night at the Opera
Bowie – Hunky Dory
Dire Straits – Love over Gold
Led Zeppelin – IV
Yes – Fragile
Marillion – Clutching at Straws (although actually I think Misplaced Childhood is even better, so it breaks down here)
Exception to the rule would be Pink Floyd, where I think their best work is albums 8 and 9.
What do we think?