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.
Former Libertines drummer Gary Powell has said he hopes the band’s forthcoming film There Are No Innocent Bystanders will help people to see past the notorious antics of Pete Doherty and instead get a better understanding of what was genuinely great about the group.
Alan McGee is preparing to auction off a large collection of musical treasure troves and memorabilia this weekend as he has ‘no interest in the past’.
Libertines and Babyshambles songwriter Pete Doherty has been giving his thoughts on last month’s rioting and looting in London, describing some of the actions of those involved as ‘insane’.
When speaking to Blagsound.com, Doherty described the ‘whole system’, from politicians through to the rioters, as ‘corrupt’, and claimed the current consumer-orientated world had been ‘asking for it’.
Carl Barat has moved to deny weekend rumours which claimed a Libertines tour has been arranged for 2012.
One of the UK’s always-accurate tabloid ‘sources’ had been quoted in the Sunday Mirror yesterday (August 21st), as saying Barat and principal bandmate Pete Doherty were ready to return to the stage after a successful reunion at the Reading/Leeds festival almost exactly a year ago.
Libertines and Babyshambles songwriter Pete Doherty has spoken for the first time about the untimely death of his good friend Amy Winehouse, saying he is finding it ‘almost impossible’ to come to terms with the news.
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