Monday, September 18, 2017

The Best Debut Albums Of All Time A.K.A. A Good Place To Start

The Rules:

1. Band has to have had released 3 or more albums to qualify.

2. Album has to be either the best album in their discography or close to it.

3. Album has to be an official release as the debut.

Ladies and Gentlemen we bring you the best debut albums of all time...so far! Enjoy! Also please feel free to comment and add your own suggestions, we probably missed something. Also there is a spotify list for each decade so check those out for your listening pleasure!

60s:

David Axelrod-Song Of Innocence(Capitol)

Released: 1968

Joan Baez-Self Titled(Vanguard)

Released: 1960

The Beatles-Please Please Me(Parlophone)

Released: 1963

Tim Buckley-Self Titled(Elektra)

Released: 1966

The Byrds-Mr. Tambourine Man(Columbia)

Released: 1965

Can-Monster Movie(Music Factory)

Released: 1969

Captain Beefheart-Safe As Milk(Buddah)

Released: 1967

Leonard Cohen-Songs Of Leonard Cohen(Columbia)

Released: 1967

The Doors-Self Titled(Elektra)

Released: 1967

Nick Drake-Five Leaves Left(Island)

Released: 1969

Dr. John-Gris Gris(ATCO)

Released: 1968

Bob Dylan-Self Titled(Columbia)

Released: 1962

Fairport Convention-Self Titled(Polydor)

Released: 1968

Flamin' Groovies-Supersnazz(Epic)

Released: 1969

Flying Burrito Bros-The Gilded Palace Of Sin(A&M)

Released: 1969

The Fugs-Sing Ballads Of Contemporary Protest, Point Of Views And General Dissatisfaction(Broadside)

Released: 1965

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Are You Experienced?(Polydor)

Released: 1967

King Crimson-In The Court Of The Crimson King(Island)

Released: 1969

Led Zeppelin-Self Titled(Atlantic)

Released: 1968

The Mamas And The Papas-Self Titled(Dunhill)

Released: 1966

The Meters-Self Titled(Josie)

Released: 1969

Roger Miller-Dang Me(Smash)

Released: 1964

Moby Grape-Self Titled(Columbia)

Released: 1967

The Monkees-Self Titled(Colgems)

Released: 1966

The Mothers Of Invention-Freak Out!(Verve)

Released: 1966

Nico-Chelsea Girl(Verve)

Released: 1967

Harry Nilsson-Pandemonium Shadow Show(RCA Victor)

Released: 1967

Phil Ochs-All The News That's Fit To Sing(Elektra)

Released: 1964

Os Mutantes-Self Titled(Polydor)

Released: 1968

Van Dyke Parks-Song Cycle(Warner Bros.)

Released: 1967

Pearls Before Swine-One Nation Underground(ESP Disk)

Released: 1967

Pink Floyd-Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(Columbia)

Released: 1967

Malvina Reynolds-Another County Heard From(Folkways)

Released: 1960

Silver Apples-Self Titled(Kapp)

Released: 1968

The Sonics-Here Are The Sonics!!!(Etiquette)

Released: 1965

The Stooges-Self Titled(Elektra)

Released: 1969

13th Floor Elevators-The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators(International Artists)

Released: 1966

The Velvet Underground-The Velvet Underground And Nico(Verve)

Released: 1966

The Who-My Generation(Brunswick)

Released: 1965

70s:

Adam And The Ants-Dirk Wears White Sox(Do It)

Released: 1979

Terry Allen-Juarez(Landfall)

Released: 1975

Alternative TV-The Image Has Cracked(Deptford Fun City)

Released: 1978

Ash Ra Tempel-Self Titled(Ohr)

Released: 1971

B 52s-Self Titled(Warner Bros.)

Released: 1979

Big Star-#1 Record(Ardent)

Released: 1972

Big Youth-Screaming Target(Jaguar)

Released: 1972

Black Sabbath-Self Titled(Vertigo)

Released: 1970

Vashti Bunyan-Just Another Diamond Day(Phillips)

Released: 1970

Kate Bush-The Kick Inside(EMI)

Released: 1978

The Cars-Self Titled(Elektra)

Released: 1978

The Clash-Self Titled(CBS)

Released: 1977

The Congos-Heart Of The Congos(Black Art)

Released: 1977

Crass-The Feeding Of The Five Thousand(Crass)

Released: 1979

Culture-Two Sevens Clash(Joe Gibbs Record Globe)

Released: 1977

The Damned-Damned Damned Damned(Stiff)

Released: 1977

Betty Davis-Self Titled(Just Sunshine)

Released: 1973

Devo-Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!(Warner Bros.)

Released: 1978

Dr. Alimantado-Best Dressed Chicken In Town(Greensleeves)

Released: 1978

Ian Dury-New Boots And Panties!!(Stiff)

Released: 1977

Brian Eno-Here Come The Warm Jets(Island)

Released: 1973

Exuma-Self Titled(Mercury)

Released: 1970

The Fall-Live At The Witch Trials(Step-Forward)

Released: 1979

Far East Family Band-The Cave-Down To The Earth(Mu Land)

Released: 1975

Faust-Self Titled(Polydor)

Released: 1971

Funkadelic-Self Titled(Westbound)

Released: 1970

Gang Of Four-Entertainment!(EMI)

Released: 1979

Godley & Creme-Consequences(Mercury)

Released: 1977

Steve Goodman-Self Titled(Buddah)

Released: 1971

Jade Warrior-Self Titled(Vertigo)

Released: 1971

Nick Lowe-Jesus Of Cool(Radar)

Released: 1978

Magical Power Mako-Magical Power(Polydor)

Released: 1973

Curtis Mayfield-Curtis(Curtom)

Released: 1970

The Mighty Diamonds-Right Time(Virgin)

Released: 1976

Junior Murvin-Police And Thieves(Island)

Released: 1977

Neu!-Self Titled(Brain/Metronome)

Released: 1972

New York Dolls-Self Titled(Mercury)

Released: 1973

Pere Ubu-The Modern Dance(Blank)

Released: 1978

Iggy Pop-The Idiot(RCA Victor)

Released: 1977

The Pop Group-Y(Radar)

Released: 1979

John Prine-Self Titled(Atlantic)

Released: 1971

Public Image Limited-First Issue(Virgin)

Released: 1978

The Raincoats-Self Titled(Rough Trade)

Released: 1979

Ramones-Self Titled(Sire)

Released: 1976

Leon Redbone-On The Track(Warner Bros.)

Released: 1975

Renaldo And The Loaf-Play Struve And Sneff(Rotcod)

Released: 1979

The Residents-Meet The Residents(Ralph)

Released: 1974

Emitt Rhodes-Self Titled(ABC/Dunhill)

Released: 1970

Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers-Self Titled(Beserkley)

Released: 1976

Roxy Music-Self Titled(Island)

Released: 1972

The Runaways-Self Titled(Mercury)

Released: 1976

The Saints-I'm Stranded(EMI)

Released: 1977

Selda-Self Titled(Turkuola)

Released: 1976

The Slits-Cut(Island)

Released: 1979

Patti Smith-Horses(Arista)

Released: 1975

Sparks-Self Titled(Bearsville)

Released: 1972

The Specials-Self Titled(Two-Tone)

Released: 1979

Stiff Little Fingers-Inflammable Material(Rough Trade)

Released: 1979

Stranglers-Rattus Norvegicus(United Artists)

Released: 1977

Stray-Self Titled(Transatlantic)

Released: 1970

Suicide-Self Titled(Red Star)

Released: 1977

Talking Heads-77(Sire)

Released: 1977

Television-Marquee Moon(Elektra)

Released: 1977

This Heat-Self Titled(Piano)

Released: 1979

Richard And Linda Thompson-I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight(Island)

Released: 1974

The Undertones-Self Titled(Sire)

Released: 1979

Bunny Wailer-Blackheart Man(Island)

Released: 1976

Tom Waits-Closing Time(Asylum)

Released: 1973

Wipers-Is This Real?(Park Avenue)

Released: 1979

Wire-Pink Flag(Harvest)

Released: 1977

80s

Agent Orange-Living In Darkness(Posh Boy)

Released: 1981

Angry Samoans-Back From Samoa(Bad Trip)

Released: 1982

A.R. Kane-69(Rough Trade)

Released: 1988

The Art Of Noise-Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise?(ZTT)

Released: 1984

Bad Brains-Self Titled(ROIR)

Released: 1982

Beastie Boys-Licensed To Ill(Def Jam/Columbia)

Released: 1986

The Beat Farmers-Tales Of The New West(Rhino)

Released: 1985

Beat Happening-Self Titled(K)

Released: 1985

Big Daddy Kane-Long Live The Kane(Cold Chillin')

Released: 1988

Black Flag-Damaged(Unicorn/SST)

Released: 1981

Boogie Down Productions-Criminal Minded(B-Boy)

Released: 1987

Butthole Surfers-Psychic, Powerless, Another Man's Sac(Touch And Go)

Released: 1984

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds-From Her To Eternity(Mute)

Released: 1984

The Cleaners From Venus-Blow Away Your Troubles(Man At The Off License/Calypso Now)

Released: 1981

Coil-Scatology(Force & Form/K.422)

Released: 1984

The Cramps-Songs The Lord Taught Us(I.R.S.)

Released: 1980

Helios Creed-X Rated Fairy Tales(Subterranean)

Released: 1985

The Dbs-Stands For Decibels(Albion)

Released: 1981

Dead Kennedys-Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(Cherry Red)

Released: 1980

Dead Moon-In The Graveyard(Tombstone)

Released: 1988

Death-Scream Bloody Gore(Combat)

Released: 1987

De La Soul-3 Feet High And Rising(Tommy Boy)

Released: 1989

Descendents-Milo Goes To College(SST)

Released: 1982

The Durutti Column-The Return Of The Durutti Column(Factory)

Released: 1980

EPMD-Strictly Business(Fresh)

Released: 1988

Eric B & Rakim-Paid In Full(4th & Broadway)

Released: 1987

ESG-Come Away With ESG(99)

Released: 1983

Fear-The Record(Slash)

Released: 1982

Feedtime-Self Titled(Self Released)

Released: 1985

The Feelies-Crazy Rhythms(Stiff)

Released: 1980

Flipper-Album Generic Flipper(Subterranean)

Released: 1982

Go Gos-Beauty And The Beat(I.R.S.)

Released: 1981

Gore-Hart Gore(Eksakt)

Released: 1986

The Gun Club-Fire Of Love(Ruby)

Released: 1981

Guns N Roses-Appetite For Destruction(Geffen/Uzi Suicide)

Released: 1987

Half Japanese-1/2 Gentlemen 1/2 Beasts(Armageddon)

Released: 1980

The Jesus And Mary Chain-Psychocandy(Blanco Y Negro)

Released: 1985

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts-I Love Rock N Roll(The Boardwalk Entertainment Co.)

Released: 1981

Killing Joke-Self Titled(EG)

Released: 1980

Long Ryders-Native Sons(Planet/Frontier)

Released: 1984

Lounge Lizards-Self Titled(EG)

Released: 1981

Masters Of Reality-Self Titled(Def American)

Released: 1988

Malcolm Mclaren-Duck Rock(Charisma)

Released: 1983

Metallica-Kill Em All(Elektra)

Released: 1983

Minutemen-The Punch Line(SST)

Released: 1981

Misfits-Walk Among Us(Ruby)

Released: 1982

Mission Of Burma-VS(Ace Of Hearts)

Released: 1982

Naked City-Torture Garden(Shimmy Disc)

Released: 1989

Napalm Death-Scum(Earache)

Released: 1987

New Order-Movement(Factory)

Released: 1981

Nirvana-Bleach(Sub Pop)

Released: 1989

Oingo Boingo-Only A Lad(A&M/I.R.S.)

Released: 1981

Pixies-Surfer Rosa(4AD)

Released: 1988

Der Plan-Geri Rig(Warning)

Released: 1980

Poison Idea-Kings Of Punk(Pusmort)

Released: 1986

Pylon-Gyrate(DB Recs)

Released: 1980

Redd Kross-Born Innocent(Smoke Seven)

Released: 1982

R.E.M.-Murmur(I.R.S.)

Released: 1983

The Replacements-Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash(Twin/Tone)

Released: 1981

Saint Vitus-Self Titled(SST)

Released: 1984

Sebadoh-The Freed Man(Homestead)

Released: 1989

Slayer-Show No Mercy(Metal Blade)

Released: 1983

Slick Rick-The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick(Def Jam/Columbia)

Released: 1988

The Smiths-Self Titled(Rough Trade)

Released: 1984

Souled American-FE(Rough Trade)

Released: 1988

Swans-Filth(Neutral)

Released: 1983

Tears For Fears-The Hurting(Mercury)

Released: 1983

Television Personalities-And Don't The Kids Just Love It(Rough Trade)

Released: 1981

The The-Soul Mining(Epic/Some Bizarre)

Released: 1983

They Might Be Giants-Self Titled(Bar/None)

Released: 1986

Ultramagnetic Mcs-Critical Beatdown(Next Plateau)

Released: 1988

Violent Femmes-Self Titled(Slash)

Released: 1982

Wall Of Voodoo-Dark Continent(I.R.S.)

Released: 1981

White Zombie-Soul Crusher(Silent Explosion)

Released: 1987

X-Los Angeles(Slash)

Released: 1980

Yello-Solid Pleasure(Ralph)

Released: 1980

Zero Boys-Vicious Circle(Nimrod)

Released: 1981

90s

Air-Moon Safari(Source/Virgin)

Released: 1998

Aphex Twin-Selected Ambient Works 85-92(Apollo)

Released: 1992

Archers Of Loaf-Icky Mettle(Alias)

Released: 1993

A Tribe Called Quest-People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm(Jive)

Released: 1990

Autechre-Incunabula(Warp)

Released: 1993

Belle And Sebastian-Tigermilk(Electric Honey)

Released: 1996

The Beta Band-Self Titled(Astralwerks)

Released: 1999

Bonnie Prince Billy-I See A Darkness(Drag City)

Released: 1999

The Breeders-Pod(4AD)

Released: 1990

Cibo Matto-Viva! La Woman(Warner Bros.)

Released: 1995

Craw-Self Titled(Choke)

Released: 1993

Das Efx-Dead Serious(EastWest Records America)

Released: 1991

Deicide-Self Titled(R/C)

Released: 1990

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien-I Wish My Brother George Was Here(Elektra)

Released: 1991

Digital Underground-Sex Packets(Tommy Boy/TNT)

Released: 1990

DJ Shadow-Endtroducing(Mo Wax)

Released: 1996

MF Doom-Operation Doomsday(Fondle' Em)

Released: 1999

Bob Drake-What Day Is It?(Creosote)

Released: 1994

Eels-Beautiful Freak(Dreamworks)

Released: 1996

Entombed-Left Hand Path(Earache)

Released: 1990

Fatso Jetson-Stinky Little Gods(SST)

Released: 1995

The Folk Implosion-Take A Look Inside(Communion)

Released: 1994

Fugazi-Repeater(Dischord)

Released: 1990

Gravediggaz-6 Feet Deep(Gee Street)

Released: 1994

PJ Harvey-Dry(Too Pure)

Released: 1992

Helmet-Strap It On(Amphetamine Reptile)

Released: 1990

Kristin Hersh-Hips And Makers(4AD)

Released: 1994

High On Fire-The Art Of Self Defense(Man's Ruin)

Released: 1999

Ice Cube-Amerikkka's Most Wanted(Priority)

Released: 1990

Jeru The Damaja-The Sun Rises In The East(Payday/FFRR)

Released: 1994

Kool Keith-Sex Style(Funky Ass)

Released: 1997

Le Tigre-Self Titled(Mr. Lady)

Released: 1999

LFO-Frequencies(Warp)

Released: 1991

Mercury Rev-Yerself Is Steam(Mint Films)

Released: 1991

Monster Magnet-Spine Of God(Glitterhouse)

Released: 1991

Mouse On Mars-Vulvaland(Too Pure)

Released: 1994

Nas-Illmatic(Columbia)

Released: 1994

New Bomb Turks-Destroy! Oh! Boy!(Crypt)

Released: 1993

The Orb-Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(Big Life)

Released: 1991

Pavement-Slanted And Enchanted(Matador)

Released: 1992

The Pharcyde-Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde(Delicious Vinyl)

Released: 1992

Pharoahe Monch-Internal Affairs(Rawkus)

Released: 1999

Portishead-Dummy(Go! Beat)

Released: 1994

The Presidents Of The United States Of America-Self Titled(PopLlama)

Released: 1995

Primus-Frizzle Fry(Caroline)

Released: 1990

Queens Of The Stone Age-Self Titled(Looosegroove)

Released: 1998

Red House Painters-Down Colorful Hill(4AD)

Released: 1992

Ride-Nowhere(Creation)

Released: 1990

Shellac-At Action Park(Touch And Go)

Released: 1994

Snoop Doggy Dogg-Doggystyle(Death Row/Interscope)

Released: 1993

Souls Of Mischief-93' Til Infinity(Jive)

Released: 1993

Squirrel Nut Zippers-The Inevitable(Mammoth)

Released: 1995

The Sundays-Reading, Writing And Arithmetic(Rough Trade)

Released: 1990

Supergrass-I Should Coco(Parlophone)

Released: 1995

System Of A Down-Self Titled(American)

Released: 1999

Teenage Filmstars-Star(Creation)

Released: 1992

3ds-Hellzapoppin(Flying Nun/Festival)

Released: 1992

Amon Tobin-Bricolage(Ninja Tune)

Released: 1997

Tool-Undertow(Zoo Entertainment/BMG)

Released: 1993

Tortoise-Self Titled(Thrill Jockey)

Released: 1994

Tricky-Maxinquaye(4th & Broadway/Island)

Released: 1995

Uncle Tupelo-No Depression(Rockville)

Released: 1990

U.S. Maple-Long Hair In Three Stages(Skin Graft)

Released: 1995

The Verve-A Storm In Heaven(Hut)

Released: 1993

Rufus Wainwright-Self Titled(Dreamworks)

Released: 1998

Weezer-Self Titled(Blue)(DGC)

Released: 1994

White Stripes-Self Titled(Sympathy For The Record Industry)

Released: 1999

Wu Tang Clan-Enter The Wu Tang(36 Chambers)(RCA/Loud/Wu-Tang)

Released: 1993

2000s

Lily Allen-Alright, Still(Regal)

Released: 2006

Arcade Fire-Funeral(Merge)

Released: 2004

Art Brut-Bang Bang Rock N Roll(Cargo)

Released: 2005

Battles-Mirrored(Warp)

Released: 2007

Best Coast-Crazy For You(Mexican Summer)

Released: 2010

Black Dice-Beaches And Canyons(DFA)

Released: 2002

The Books-Thought For Food(Tomlab)

Released: 2002

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-Self Titled(Self Released)

Released: 2005

Clearlake-Lido(Dusty Company/Domino)

Released: 2001

Clinic-Internal Wrangler(Domino)

Released: 2000

Clipse-Lord Willin'(Star Trak Entertainment/Arista)

Released: 2002

Cocorosie-La Maison De Mon Reve(Touch And Go)

Released: 2004

The Darkness-Permission To Land(Atlantic/Must...Destroy)

Released: 2003

Death Grips-The Money Store(Epic)

Released: 2012

Mac Demarco-2(Captured Tracks)

Released: 2012

Demdike Stare-Forest Of Evil(Modern Love)

Released: 2010

Dizzee Rascal-Boy In Da Corner(XL)

Released: 2003

Eagles Of Death Metal-Peace Love Death Metal(AntAcidAudio)

Released: 2004

Earl Sweatshirt-EARL(Self Released)

Released: 2010

Excepter-KA(Fusetron/Excepter)

Released: 2003

The Fiery Furnaces-Gallowsbird's Bark(Rough Trade)

Released: 2003

The Futureheads-Self Titled(679 Recordings)

Released: 2004

Future Of The Left-Curses(Too Pure)

Released: 2007

Daughn Gibson-All Hell(White Denim)

Released: 2012

Goldfrapp-Felt Mountain(Mute)

Released: 2000

Adam Green-Garfield(Rough Trade/Sanctuary)

Released: 2002

Heartless Bastards-Stairs And Elevators(Fat Possum)

Released: 2004

High Places-Self Titled(Thrill Jockey)

Released: 2008

The Hold Steady-Almost Killed Me(Frenchkiss)

Released: 2004

Kid Koala-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(Ninja Tune)

Released: 2000

The Kills-Keep On Your Mean Side(Domino)

Released: 2003

Jenny Lewis-Rabbit Fur Coat(Team Love)

Released: 2006

Liars-They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top(Mute)

Released: 2003

Man Man-The Man In A Blue Turban With A Face(Ace Fu)

Released: 2004

Marina & The Diamonds-The Family Jewels(679)

Released: 2009

Mastodon-Remission(Relapse)

Released: 2002

Micachu-Jewellery(Rough Trade)

Released: 2009

Mu-Afro Finger And Gel(Tigersushi)

Released: 2003

Need New Body-Self Titled(File 13)

Released: 2001

Joanna Newsom-The Milk Eyed Mender(Drag City)

Released: 2004

Angel Olsen-Half Way Home(Bathetic)

Released: 2012

Pissed Jeans-Shallow(Parts Unknown)

Released: 2005

Prinzhorn Dance School-Self Titled(DFA/EMI)

Released: 2007

Ratatat-Self Titled(XL)

Released: 2004

Rilo Kiley-Take Offs And Landings(Rilo)

Released: 2001

The Robot Ate Me-They Ate Themselves(Swim Slowly)

Released: 2002

Rogue Wave-Out Of The Shadow(Sub Pop)

Released: 2003

Frankie Rose-Interstellar(Slumberland)

Released: 2012

The Secret Machines-Now Here Is Nowhere(Reprise)

Released: 2004

Shabazz Palaces-Black Up(Sub Pop)

Released: 2011

The Shins-Oh, Inverted World(Sub Pop)

Released: 2001

Sleigh Bells-Treats(Mom + Pop)

Released: 2010

Starlight Mints-The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of(See Thru Broadcasting)

Released: 2000

Marnie Stern-In Advance Of The Broken Arm(Kill Rock Stars)

Released: 2007

The Streets-Original Pirate Material(679)

Released: 2002

The Strokes-Is This It?(Rough Trade)

Released: 2001

Surfer Blood-Astro Coast(Kanine)

Released: 2009

Shugo Tokumaru-Night Piece(Music Related)

Released: 2004

Vampire Weekend-Self Titled(XL)

Released: 2007

Vetiver-Self Titled(Dicristina Stair Builders)

Released: 2004

Ricardo Villalobos-Alcachofa(Playhouse)

Released: 2003

Whirlwind Heat-Do Rabbits Wonder?(XL)

Released: 2003

Andrew W.K.-I Get Wet(Island)

Released: 2001

Xiu Xiu-Knife Play(5 Rue Christine)

Released: 2002

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Fever To Tell(Interscope)

Released: 2003