Debut albums. Get them right, and their impact can change the world. Some mark the starting point for even greater things to come, others make such a lasting impression their legacy becomes an almost unbearable burden on the shoulders of its creators.
Many bands have got it very right on their first attempt; defining eras, inspiring generations, or simply becoming cult classics for an instantly dedicated fanbase. Here, we’ve sorted through the long-list of enduringly classic debuts to present 25 of our own essentials, all of which have left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.
When you’ve been through our rundown, leave a comment below letting us know which debuts you keep going back to time after time, and which records not included on our list you feel deserve a mention.
The 1,500 strong crowd at New York’s Webster Hall were treated to a special duet from two living legends last night (June 7th) when former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne joined Paul Simon on stage for rousing renditions of ‘You Can Call Me Al‘ and Talking Heads’ classic 1986 single ‘Road To Nowhere‘.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has unveiled the name of his new band, and has also revealed they are working on new tracks with veteran producer Steve Lillywhite.
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