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New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Just got it ! &, yes, the front cover is seriously making me . Anyway, here goes...

August 2006 issue (Take 111) :

'From Elvis To Eminem, Arctic Monkeys to Zeppelin, UNCUT presents 100 startling bursts of glory that revealed rock's major players and revolutionised the world of music'

100. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
99. Suede - Suede
98. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
97. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
96. PJ Harvey - Dry
95. The White Stripes - The White Stripes
94. Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
93. The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire
92. Spiritualised - Lazer Guided Melodies
91. Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses
90. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
89. Elastica - Elastica
88. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
87. Dr Feelgood - Down By The Jetty
86. The Undertones - The Undertones
85. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
84. Tricky - Maxinquaye
83. Little Feat - Little Feat
82. The Pop Group - Y
81. Pearl Jam - Ten
80. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
79. Jackson Brown - Jackson Brown
78. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
77. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
76. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
75. The LA's - The LA's
74. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
73. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
72. The Strokes - Is This It
71. Scritti Politti - Songs To Remember
70. Judee Sill - Judee Sill
69. Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
68. Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen
67. Suicide - Suicide
66. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
65. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
64. Neu! - Neu!
63. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
62. The Associates - The Affectionate Punch
61. Leonard Coen - The Songs Of Leonard Coen
60. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
59. U2 - Boy
58. The Hardin - Tim Hardin 1
57. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
56. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
55. Ian Dury - New Boots & Panties!!
54. Randy Newman - Randy Newman
53. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
52. ABC - The Lexican Of Love
51. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
50. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
49. Talking Heads - 77
48. The Pretenders - The Pretenders
47. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
46. The Slits - Cut
45. Jeff Buck;ey - Grace
44. Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
43. Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream
42. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
41. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
40. Wire - Pink Flag
39. Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
38. Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk
37. Magazine - Real Life
36. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
35. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
34. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
33. Gang Of 4 - Entertainment!
32. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
31. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
30. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
29. Nick Drake - 5 Leaves Left
28. The Doors - The Doors
27. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
26. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
25. The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out!
24. Big Star - #1 Record
23. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
22. R.E.M. - Murmur
21. The Smiths - The Smiths
20. The Specials - The Specials
19. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks...
18. Patti Smith - Horses
17. The Beatles - Please Please Me
16. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
15. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
14. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
13. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
12. Ramones - Ramones
11. The Who - My Generation
10. The Stooges - The Stooges
9. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
8. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
7. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
6. The Clash - The Clash
5. The Band - Music From Big Pink
4. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. Televsion - Marquee Moon
1. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

GREAT!

Thanks once again, Charlie!

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Terrific list. Very inspiring read.

While you can always list a few of your personal disregarded favourites (Guadalcanal Diary "Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man"), the only glaring omission I can think of is the first Tindersticks album. If solo debuts by former band members count, a case could also be made out for John Cale's "Vintage Violence". And though it may not have aged terribly well, not many years ago Big Country's "The Crossing" would have been an obvious candidate, I think.

But much as I love Dylan, his status sure as hell doesn't rest on his debut! Really ...

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Arctic Monkeys ahead of Psychocandy???

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

They don't include solo debuts it seems. Otherwise, they would have put Transformer in there somewhere.

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Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Or, they might have, if TRANSFORMER had in fact been Lou Reed's first solo album, which it wasn't.

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Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Leaving out "Dummy", "Blue Lines" and "In the Court of the Crimson King" is simply criminal. Especially when you mediocre albums like Bob Dylan's and The Beatles' first outings.

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

"In the Court ..." is King Crimson's DEBUT? Just shows off my ignorance, I know, but I always assumed they must have had quite a few warm-up attempts under their belt before doing that. Where did I put my copy, by the way ... ?

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Spot on Jacek. those three would have to be the most unforgivable. Endtroducing....?

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

I feel like DJ Shadow's Endtroducing should be in the top 10, but its not even on the list, is it?

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Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

lupe fiasco's food and liqor should be an entree

Re: New UNCUT - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Decent list.

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