Great debut albums

Great debut albums

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Zod

35,295 posts

216 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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The House of Love



It didn't even have Destroy the Heart or Shine On, but it was a wonderful album.

Zod

35,295 posts

216 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Funeral by Arcade Fire.

Fluffsri

2,852 posts

154 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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The Virginmarys - King of Conflict, cracking album and an cracking live.

Alex

9,968 posts

242 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Amused2death said:
FGTH, Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

Loved it from the first time I heard it and still play it in it's entirety.
Although it unfortunately didn't inspire any imitators, Welcome to the Pleasuredome was new take on the concept album. It was fresh, new, revolutionary. It's the sort of album I wish someone would make today.


Shaoxter

3,581 posts

82 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Can't believe Is This It by the Strokes hasn't been mentioned yet!

popeyewhite

12,757 posts

78 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Don't think Never Mind The bks has been mentioned... .

Mr R

68 posts

125 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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For something more modern, Bloc Party - Silent Alarm.

Still sounds fresh today 11 years on and has some absolute bangers including Banquet, Helicopter, Luno and This Modern Love as my particular highlights.

TheChampers

4,057 posts

96 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Great thread and some fantastic debuts mentioned already especially ABC, The Blue Nile, Black Sabbath. So many to choose from...

I've kept it to ten (in no particular order) I don't think have been mentioned but all of which are imho fine albums.

Talk Talk - The Party's Over

Tears For Fears - The Hurting

The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always

The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs

X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents

Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold

Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy

Patti Smith Group - Horses

Echo And The Bunnymen - Crocodiles





Ultuous

2,100 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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woowahwoo said:
woowahwoo said:
Longpigs - The Sun Is Often Out
Ultuous said:
Love that record - much overlooked IMHO, probably due to the amount of formulaic Britpop bandwagon jumping at the time!
Zod said:
That is a great album. They could have been huge.
I have just dug out the original CD and I am glad to say that the music has aged much better than the case. I am going full-throwback digital hipster, enjoying a physical disc far more than a rip or a duffer amazon stream - on venerable 1990s equipment, too!

I am also eyeing a couple of Dodgy albums...but that may be a 90s brit-pop step too far.
Here's my copy, complete with tickets from seeing them twice that tour - the Charlotte gig was something else: they charted with 'On and On' that week and the place was rammed to the hilt - happy days! smile



MarshPhantom

9,658 posts

95 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Zod said:
The House of Love



It didn't even have Destroy the Heart or Shine On, but it was a wonderful album.
Great album, saw them live many years ago.
I'd nominate the first Bluetones album

Ultuous

2,100 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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I'll also second Experience by The Prodigy (sounds very dated now but a perfect vignette of my introduction to 'rave' music) and add in the following:

The Kick Inside - Kate Bush (often said to be before her peak but my personal favourite of hers and an incredible debut for one so young at the time!)
Suede - Suede (listened to it 100s of times when I was younger, and only one track that comes anywhere close to 'filler' IMHO)

I've been meaning to give the House of Love album a listen for years - will be taking advantage of the MP3 era to do so very soon!

TheChampers

4,057 posts

96 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Ultuous said:
The Kick Inside - Kate Bush (often said to be before her peak but my personal favourite of hers and an incredible debut for one so young at the time!)
Suede - Suede (listened to it 100s of times when I was younger, and only one track that comes anywhere close to 'filler' IMHO)
If my list had been 12, those two would have been on it!

anonymous-user

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12 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Royal Blood and Kill em all have both already been mentioned.

I think a debut album, when listened back to after subsequent releases, is often a good reminder of the band or artist's roots and the real expression of what their music is about. Of all the Metallica albums, and their subtle shifts in style, it is still my favorite.

I do hope Royal Blood can live up to their first album in years to come.

Legacywr

8,347 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Hopes And Fears: Keane.

Straight Shooter: Bad Company.

Halmyre

8,362 posts

97 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Legacywr said:
Hopes And Fears: Keane.

Straight Shooter: Bad Company.
Straight Shooter was their second.


Another from em - Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene.


I you ignore 'From Genesis to Revelation', then Genesis's 'Trespass' is rather underrated.

vournikas

9,600 posts

162 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Marvindodgers said:
Van Halen - Van Halen
Pearl Jam - Ten
Very much those! Certainly VH was light years ahead of its time.

I'd also include :



The interplay between Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart is fantastic, especially Morning Dew and Ol' Man River

ETA : Trespass by Genesis has been a copper-bottomed favourite of mine for as long as I can remember (coincidentally, I'm in the process of "finessing" the guitar work on "Dusk" at the moment)





Edited by vournikas on Wednesday 16th December 22:18

Mr Gearchange

5,866 posts

164 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Elastica - Elastica
Arctic Monkeys - whatever people say I am..


First albums are often the best - the band had had years to get it together. Second album is a better test of how good a band is IMO

Voldemort

4,396 posts

236 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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The Police - Outlandos d'Amour

Nik da Greek

2,503 posts

108 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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What, House of Love has already been taken? Damn!

Have to be The La's then (grocers apostrophe band's own work, lol). An album so good Lee Mavers refused to make another because he knew he'd never come close. And runners up in no particular order;

Spacemen 3's Sound of Confusion ... not actually even their best album but talk about creating genres!

Fields of the Nephilim Dawnrazor for proving Goff didn't have to be effette and wear purple velvet

CRASS Feeding of the 5000 for proving punk didn't have to be stupid

New Model Army Vengeance for being very angry but still erudite

Killing Joke (eponymous) for still being THAT angry all these years later biglaugh

The Doors (eponymous) for still being worth a listen no matter how many times you hear it

Rammstein Herzeleid because I never imagined a stageshow involving cannibalism, fireworks, half-dressed gimplike Germans, and a giant prosthetic penis with weird aniseed-flavoured ejaculate would ever be something I was like, y'know, into...


oooooh, hang on, nearly forgot RDF's Bordeline Cases. Awesome!






....actually, what about Hawkwind (eponymous) cos that was the start of the soundtrack to my yoof.....

...this one might run and run, lol

Kinky

37,477 posts

227 months

Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Ozzys 'Blizzard Of Ozz'
Aslan 'Feel No Shame'