Over on Twitter, Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) asked this question on Thanksgiving morning. Perfect timing for music nerds, musicaholics, and other armchair music hounds with a love for lists and time on their hands.
There were some great classic answers in the replies including Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Bob Dylan. Naturally. Aretha Franklin immediately came to mind and no one had mentioned her yet. So here I am, self-proclaimed music nerd and armchair music hound with my vote for the “greatest 3-album run of all time.”
Aretha Franklin: Live at Fillmore West (May 1971), Young, Gifted, and Black (January 1972), and Amazing Grace (June 1972).