Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run - 1975 A Third Album! The third time is often the charm in the music business. An artist gets a buzz with a strong debut. The second is rushed. They need product now. Between fame and touring and more, number 2 is the let down. By the third, an artists often feel more comfortable with themselves, their style, and the studio. Tom Petty's "Damn The Torpedoos", Blondie's "Parralled Lines" and Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic" are some of the famous THIRD'S.