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Hombre_de_ningun_lugar

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Best debut albums
« on: January 03, 2015, 07:51:56 PM »

1. Mr. Tambourine Man (The Byrds, 1965). The consummation of folk rock in an album.

2. The Doors (The Doors, 1967). Dark and entertaining at the same time.

3. Jefferson Airplane Takes Off (Jefferson Airplane, 1966). Folk rock again, with a deeper sound.

4. My Generation (The Who, 1965). Probably the first punk rock album, but including artistic merits.

5. Please Please Me (The Beatles, 1963). As primitive as it is, it was the beginning of a musical revolution.
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Re: Best debut albums
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 09:54:24 PM »

If you offered me the whole of the Stones' back catalogue since Brian died, I still wouldn't rate the best song above any of the 12 on their first LP.

That said, for me the best debut LPs are the ones pre-Beatles/Stones.

Elvis, Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio, Chuck Berry, The Crickets, Billy Fury etc.....it's then when the musical revolution began, not 1963.
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Re: Best debut albums
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 11:04:33 PM »

Id argue for including The Moody Blues Days of Future Past. While technically not a debut album it effectively was, since it introduced the Hayward-Lodge dominance and was completely removed from the Denny Laine-led previous album. It's a wonder they kept the same name given the radical changes in group make-up and sound. Although I suppose a name like that has such a classic ring to it you wouldn't give it up easily.

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Re: Best debut albums
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 12:01:58 AM »

That said, for me the best debut LPs are the ones pre-Beatles/Stones.

The best debut albums are post '65-'66, because that's when the market fully shifted from singles to albums-orientated.

The Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
The Band - Music From Big Pink
Jeff Beck Group - Truth
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King
Ramones - Ramones
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Portishead - Dummy
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
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Re: Best debut albums
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015, 12:43:37 AM »

I would add:

Santana (1969) - Latin-tinged rock
Cheap Trick (1977) - Power Pop with an edge
Led Zeppelin (1969) - Love them or hate them, the landscape of rock changed after this album
Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) - Swamp rock from the U.S. west coast
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble-Texas Flood (1983) - Gave the blues back to rock, which the 80s needed for sure.
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Re: Best debut albums
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 08:26:26 AM »

Can't vouch for the U.S. but the shift from 45s to LP occurred, thankfully for the integrity and forward propulsion of the 60s, a considerable amount of time after 1965.
I'd date it to Led Zeppelin's (dire) debut and, even then, 'Whole Lotta Love' from their second (dire) album was available on 45 for a short period.
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Re: Best debut albums
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 03:39:15 AM »

The Cars
Kansas
Foreigner

Ironically, all self titled.
 

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