If you could pick your top 3 discographies based on overall consistency, progression in sound and just generally think "every album is great" what would they be?
2. Electric Wizard
I was going to put Bjork or Swans
I can't think of a good third artist but Bowie and Eno definitely come to mind. They both have long discographies with a fair bit of variety and different genres. Those two would keep me entertained for a long time.
Came in here to post this. All PT albums besides the first and last, all his solo albums, the first Blackfield album and the Bass Communion stuff is all excellent imo.
Really? He's largely derivative and he tends to rely on the same lyrical themes: in terms of progressive rock he is terribly average.
Wouldn't even call Steven Wilson moden prog - majority of his music is just a generic modernisation of 70s prog.
That said I consider all of these to be superior to Steven Wilson (as far as modern prog goes) The Mars Volta, Sajjanu, Zs and Birds and Buildings to name a few...
Listened to all of his stuff (including Blackfield and No-Man). Wilson creates some decent stuff but I just think it lacks any kind of originality or draw.
And yeah it's unfortunate but I have to agree with you on TMV front - still they had some fucking amazing output in their earlier albums.
Nick Drake (small discog but everything is exceptional)
Joy Division (small discog but everything is exceptional)
Kevin Drumm (sheer size and often presence of quality records)
Just downloaded Sun Ra's discography yesterday. He's literally got hundreds of albums, so quality is all over the place. Not every one is a masterpiece, i'd say about 50% of them aren't really worth listening to unless you're a hardcore fan.