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What is the greatest debut album by a band ever?

Asked by osoraro (2866points) December 9th, 2014

And if you don’t answer Led Zeppelin I, then you better be able to defend your choice! :-)

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janbb's avatar

The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Are You Experienced.” Blew us all away; one kid carried it with him everywhere he went for months.

osoraro's avatar

^^Okay, that’s a good one.

cookieman's avatar

Ha! As soon as I read your Q in the list, I thought, “Led Zeppelin I” — and then I read your details.

Great minds baby.

ucme's avatar

Never Mind the Bollocks – Sex Pistols

Dutchess_III's avatar

M….Jethro Tull?

tinyfaery's avatar

The Killers Hot Fuss

Darth_Algar's avatar

Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left. Most artists take at least 2–3 albums to get going at full steam, but in this case Drake never topped his first album (his career, however, was brief). Not only the finest album of Drake’s career, but perhaps the finest album of its kind.

osoraro's avatar

@Dutchess_III Don’t even try. As EVERYBODY knows, Jethro Tull’s first album was entitled “This Was” and it really wasn’t. Tull didn’t find their sound until their second album, Stand Up.

Dutchess_III's avatar

i didnt no. and i dont want to stand up.

Blondesjon's avatar

The Doors – The Doors. Two words, fucking outstanding.

Guns & Roses – Appetite For Destruction. Whether you are a fan or not, you can’t say this was not a huge album and the death of Poison.

Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill. Just me and my horsie and a quart of beer.

ucme's avatar

@Blondesjon Licensed was/is all kinds of excellent, I still have the original vinyl #alibaba&the40thieves

Blondesjon's avatar

@ucme . . . I told you we were meant to be together you magnificent bastard.

ucme's avatar

@Blondesjon Hard to deny the chemistry, said the priest to…no one, ever.
It was close between those two albums for me, but I reckon the Pistols just shaded it.
Their only studio album, can’t improve on perfection.

hominid's avatar

Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)

Yes, I know Come On Pilgrim was technically released the previous year, but that was just an EP. Besides the quality of the songs, Surfer Rosa is hands down the best produced album. Steve Albini is the real thing. The recording (and mix) of the drums on this album are perfection, and ruined everything other recording for me. When Doolittle was released, I almost cried due to the limp production.

osoraro's avatar

Oh, I have another one. Boston’s first album.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Guns n’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
Van Halen, Van Halen
Nirvana, nevermind
Zep I for sure

hominid's avatar

^ Nevermind was released 2 years after their debut (Bleach). And Bleach is arguably the better album. Actually, Nevermind may have been OK if Butch Vig hadn’t watered it down to muzak.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@hominid Correct, I forgot about that one.
I need to add the stooges to my list

Aethelwine's avatar

Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine

prairierose's avatar

@osoraro Yep, you chose the one I like, Boston, that is great debut album.

Strauss's avatar

Tangerine Dream “Electronic Meditation” 1970. Introduced me to the then-nascent genre of electronica, and I was blown away!

(OK, the drugs might have had something to do with the “blown away” part, but I actually found the music to be extremely innovative and musical for the state of the genre at the time.)

osoraro's avatar

@Yetanotheruser I love Tangerine Dream.

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