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    Best Debut Album

    What is your favorite first or debut album by a band (any genre).

    I think my favorite is The Cars by the Cars which was recorded in just 2 weeks in London. Last track "All Mixed Up" in particular is an excellent track written by the late Benjamin Orr (Bassist)
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    Rickie Lee Jones

    Just one ? , there are many great debuts if one search, but this was the first I thougth off.
    James McMurtry Too Long in the Wasteland was also on my mind.
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    A couple of debut albums that I think are fantastic:

    Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart

    Each album is filled with single-worthy tracks. In both cases they have not quite managed to live up to their first release since then.

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    Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
    John Prine - John Prine
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Dire Straits - Dire Straits


    How about a list of albums where the 'difficult' second album is better than the first....
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    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    Guy Clark - Old No 1
    George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (OK, probably not fair as a "first" album")
    The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Guilded Palace of Sin
    Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
    Steve Earle - Guitar Town
    The Band - Music from Big Pink
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin


    2nd Album unbelievably good:

    Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle
    The Band - The Band
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    Right on to Ricky Lee Jones!

    Although it's not fashionable (in some circles) to even like Norah Jones, I listened to her debut Come Away With Me incessantly -- before it became a hit, and then became elevator and shopping music. It's a great recording.

    And what about Feist's Let It Die? Technically, perhaps not a debut -- there was an earlier one five years before, but really it needs to be considered a debut. Again, just great.

    And the Beatles Please Please Me -- Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonM View Post
    Right on to Ricky Lee sJones!
    Good one!
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    Many first albums are often the best, full of latent rawness and urban aggression, that seem to fade when the money comes rolling in.

    For me:

    Ramones - Ramones

    'nuf said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry66 View Post
    A couple of debut albums that I think are fantastic:

    Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart

    Each album is filled with single-worthy tracks. In both cases they have not quite managed to live up to their first release since then.
    Oops forgot that it was Tracy Chapmans debut a truly fantastic album, one of the best ever and possibly the best debut ever.
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    Marshall Crenshaw
    Los Angeles - X
    Chicago Transit Authority
    Boston
    The Marshall Tucker Band
    Jackson Browne
    Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek And The Dominoes
    Blind Faith
    Murmur - R.E.M.
    77 - Talking Heads
    Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Horses - Patti Smith
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