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8/23/09 at 6:57pm
20 Great Debut albums in no particular order....
1. The Beatles - Please Please Me
2. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
4. Patti Smith - Horses
5. Jeff Buckley - Grace
6. Television - Marquee Moon
7. The Doors - The Doors
8. The Band - Music From Big Pink
9. The Ramones - The Ramones
10. The Clash - The Clash
11. The Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bollocks
12. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
13. The Who - My Generation
14. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
15. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
16. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
17. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
18. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
19. Frank Zappa - Freak Out
20. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
2X DJ Shadow... and keeping with this, another artist that was never able to regain that initial genius...
I find it really interesting that with most of my favorite artists I ended up buying their first (big) release on merely a whim...
I still remember to this day picking up Dj Shadow's Endtroducing the Tuesday it was released only because I thought his name was cool when I read it on the dry-erase board at my local Media Play store. BOC, thought the cover was really interesting/different and was already into some of their label mates...
Now that I read reviews/recommendations or preview the short 30 second clips that litter cyperspace, great first releases just don't have the same impact as they used to. Maybe it is just the act of finding/picking a real gem out of a pile of rocks that keeps you returning to that time, that place, where fate took you by the hand and made your ears smile.
Anyone agree or have any similar experiences...?
Oooooh BoC. Has anybody mentioned Emitt Rhodes, Emitt Rhodes yet? I think this album came out before those guys were born but . . .
Each of them (and DJ Shadow, who kicked this off) makes me think. If the artists you listed had had only the one album, would they still be in your top debut list? (I assume you'll say yes because of some cognitive bias I don't understand; just food for thought.)