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Author Topic: best ever Debut album  (Read 12299 times)
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« on: July 07, 2006, 12:23:56 PM »

Just been reading an article about the above- They had their Top 10 as

1. The Velvet Underground And Nico (Self-titled) 1967

 2. Television (Marquee Moon) 1977

 3. Jimi Hendrix Experience (Are You Experienced) 1967

 4. The Stone Roses (Self-titled) 1989

 5. The Band (Music From Big Pink) 1968

 6. The Clash (Self-titled) 1977

 7. Led Zeppelin (Self-titled) 1969

 8. Joy Division (Unknown Pleasures) 1979

 9. Roxy Music (Self-titled) 1972

10. The Stooges (Self-titled) 1969

So come on Armsters what do you think? I'll start the ball rolling with some suggestions

 The Doors (1967) - (Doors)
The B-52s (1979) - (B-52s)
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) - (Bruce Springsteen)
Tubular Bells (1973) - (Mike Oldfield)
In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) - (King Crimson)
Boston (1976) - (Boston)
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 12:35:44 PM »

depends on your definition of best.
in monetary terms two of the most succesful albums of recent years were
Dido and james Blunt.

I don't mind dido (although I suspect she had a hard time at school) but you can keep James
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 12:45:52 PM »

I forgot that I would add
Grace Jeff Buckley 1994 to my list- i know he had released a live album before but this was his first studio Album and what a cracker Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 12:57:00 PM »



Off the top of my head

Moby Grape (self-titled) 1967
Hendrix - Are You Experienced (1967)
Mighty Baby  (Self titled)  1969?
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left 1969
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Television - Marquee Moon (side 1 anyway - first 4 tracks on CD) 1977
Mad River (self titled) 1968
Spirit (self titled) 1968
Steeley Dan - Can't buy a Thrill 1972
Blue Oyster Cult (self titled)   1971 or 72....



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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 01:33:00 PM »

Great stuff Slip

Nice to see I'm not the only Moby Grape and Spirit fan hereabouts.

Other nominees -

Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park

Jackson Browne - Saturate before using

Poco - Pickin' up the Pieces

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 01:38:49 PM »

Iron Maiden's 1st
Dead Kennedys - fresh food for rotting veg
Black Sabbath's 1st
Pearl Jam - 10

this is a pretty good list:
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_albums-debut.html
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 01:51:01 PM »

I'd add the first Fairport album - still my fave
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 01:54:31 PM »

Led Zeppelin
Roxy Music
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 02:26:49 PM »

Some great suggestion so far - Here are a few more: -

Script for a Jester's Tear - Marillion (but then again I'm a biased Wink)
The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
Declaration - The Alarm
Holy Diver - Dio
Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors - Fish
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2006, 03:15:03 PM »

Tubular Bells    Mike Oldfield      yes
Script for a Jester's tear     Marillion        yes
The kick inside     Kate Bush         yes

I want to see the bright lights tonight         Richard and Linda Thompson
Unity     John Tams
Piper at the gates of dawn    Pink Floyd
Nicely out of tune     Lindisfarne
The Aerosol Grey Machine     Van der Graaf Generator
Emerson Lake and Palmer    1st Album


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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2006, 03:46:22 PM »

what a brilliant list, 90% perfect.
just want to add the smiths.
not legendary or anything, but deserving a mention.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2006, 03:58:21 PM »

And Paul Simon's eponymous solo debut
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2006, 04:11:35 PM »

And Paul Simon's eponymous solo debut
What is it called?  Wink Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2006, 04:32:01 PM »

Television- Marquee Moon
Moby Grape- s/t
Rain Parade- Emergency 3rd Rail Power Trip
Steeleye Span- Hark! the village wait
Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
Can- Monster Movie
Prefab Sprout- Swoon
The Who- My Generation
Pink Floyd- Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Velvet Undergroud & Nico- s/t
Modern Lovers- s/t
Belle & Sebastian- Tiger Milk
Pentangle- s/t
Byrds- Mr Tambourine Man
..and (as they say) many many more..... Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2006, 04:46:02 PM »

The Smiths
Grand Drive - Road Music
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk
Embrace - The Good Will Out
Family - Dolls House
Mott The Hoople
Heads Hands & Feet
String Driven Thing
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True

Does Astral Weeks count?
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2006, 05:04:10 PM »

Crosby, Stills and Nash - eponymous
British Sea Power - eponymous
Mull Historical Society - eponymous
The Blue Nile - a walk along the rooftops
Steve Earle - Guitar Town
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2006, 05:56:48 PM »

Apart from the fact that my CD collection is obviously missing quite a lot, was Unity really John Tamms first? I can't believe it!
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2006, 07:58:23 PM »

I'm a goin with-1. Jorma Kaukonen-Quah 2 Bob Weir- Ace 3 Art Ensemble of Chicago-A Jackson in your House 4 Frank Zappa-Freak Out 5 Pink Floyd- Pipers at the Gates of Dawn 6 Beatles- With the Beatles7  Jaco Pastorius-Jaco Pastorius  8 Ernest Khabeer Dawkins' New Horizon Ensemble-South Side Street Songs 9 Boiled in Lead-Boiled in Lead (Now 2 disc Old Lead) 9 Jethro Tull This Was 10 Jimj Hendrix Experience-Are You Experienced 11 Wynton Marsalis-Wynton Marsalis 12 They've only made 2 but Silly Sisters-Silly Sisters
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2006, 08:20:26 PM »

Necessary additions 13 Miles Davis-Birth of the Cool 14 George Harrison All Things Must Pass (I ain't countin Wonderwall although I have never heard it 15 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 16 Jerry Garcia-Garcia (should have thought of that one first) 17 Bjork-Debut 18 Grateful Dead-Grateful Dead 19 Wallace Roney-Verses 20 Phil Lesh-Seastones
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2006, 12:07:57 PM »


 Kate and Anna McGarrigle - eponymous
 Nick drake - Five leaves left
 Steve Hackett - Voyage of the acolyte
 Bonzo dog band - Gorilla
 Crosby, Stills and Nash - eponymous
 The vessels - eponymous
 Phoebe Snow - eponymous

   ...and I'd like to know if "Astral weeks" counts, as well, please?  Smiley
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