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Q - The Debut Albums That Changed Music (2017)

Post by RB » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:49 pm

Or the greatest debut albums of all time...

Only rule is that no artist could have ever released an album under a previous guise. So, no Bjork, for example, because she'd recorded albums in the Sugarcubes, and no Led Zeppelin as Jimmy Page had been in the Yardbirds.

All the #1's are the picks each writer was 'asked to explore more deeply' & so have a larger write up than the others.

I guess we can make this into an overall Top 100 (if there are that many) based on position &/or number of entries. Which of course would be better.

Rock 'n' Roll
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
9 more great Rock 'n' Roll Debuts
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Bluejean Bop! (1956)
Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'N' Roll Trio - Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'N' Roll Trio (1956)
Chuck Berry - After School Session (1957)
Buddy Holly & the Crickets - The "Chirpin" Crickets (1957)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis (1958)
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1958)
Billy Fury - The Sound Of Fury (1960)

Martin Boon (Sub Editor)
1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. The Stooges - The Stooges
3. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
4. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
5. The Band - Music From Big Pink
6. Neu! - Neu!
7. The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
8. R.E.M. - Murmur
9. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
10. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

John Harris (Q Writer)
1. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
2. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
3. Neu! - Neu!
4. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
5. Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
6. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
7. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
8. The Who - My Generation
9. The Clash - The Clash
10. The Strokes - Is This It

Rebecca Nicholson (Q Writer)
1. Patti Smith - Horses
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
4. The Strokes - Is This It
5. The Slits - Cut
6. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
7. Missy Elliot - Super Dupa Fly
8. PJ Harvey - Dry
9. Nas - Illmatic
10. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77

Paul Moody (Q Writer)
1. The Doors - The Doors
2. Wham! - Fantastic
3. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
5. Happy Mondays - Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People...
6. Madness - One Step Beyond
7. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
8. Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West
9. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
10. The La's - The La's

Mark Blake (Q Writer)
1. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
2. Van Halen - Van Halen
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. The Beatles - Please Please Me
5. The Who - My Generation
6. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
7. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
8. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
9. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
10. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Tom Doyle (Q Writer)
1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
2. The Blue Nile - A Walk Across Rooftops
3. The Band - Music From Big Pink
4. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
5. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
6. The Associates - The Affectionate Punch
7. Air - Moon Safari
8. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
9. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
10. Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain

Keith Cameron (Q Writer)
1. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks...
4. R.E.M. - Murmur
5. Nirvana - Bleach
6. The Specials - The Specials
7. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
8. Television - Marquee Moon
9. Wire - Pink Flag
10. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy

Ted Kessler (Features Editor)
1. The Specials - The Specials
2. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
3. Missy Elliot - Supa Dupa Fly
4. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
5. Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
6. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
7. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
8. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
9. The Strokes - Is This It
10. The Who - My Generation

Chris Catchpole (Front Section Editor)
1. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
2. The La's - The La's
3. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
6. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
7. The Who - My Generation
8. The Strokes - Is This It
9. Arcade Fire - Funeral
10. The Specials - The Specials

Victoria Segal (Q Writer)
1. R.E.M. - Murmur
2. Patti Smith - Horses
3. Television - Marquee Moon
4. The Strokes - Is This It
5. Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
6. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
7. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
8. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
9. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
10. Palace Brothers - There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You

Dave Everley (Q Writer)
1. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Jeff Buckley - Grace
4. Suede - Suede
5. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
6. Weezer - Weezer
7. Neu! - Neu!
8. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
9.Metallica - Kill 'Em All
10. Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream

Rupert Howe (Q Writer)
1. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
2. Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
3. Nas - Illmatic
4. Cybotron - Enter
5. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
6. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
7. James Blake - James Blake
8. Disclosure - Settle
9. Goldie - Timeless
10. FKA Twigs - LP1

Dorian Lynskey (Q Writer)
1. Portishead - Dummy
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
4. Nas - Illmatic
5. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
6. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
7. Kanye West - The College Dropout
8. Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
9. Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
10. Burial - Burial

Matt Mason (Senior Associate Editor)
1. Nas - Illmatic
2. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
3. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
4. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rythm
5. Red House Painter - Dawn Colourful Hill
6. Kanye West - The College Dropout
7. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
8. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
9. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Niall Doherty (Reviews Editor)
1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Supergrass - I Should Coco
3. The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
4. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
5. The Strokes - Is This It
6. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
7. Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
8. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
9. Jeff Buckley - Grace
10. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

Peter Robinson (Q Writer)
1. Lady Gaga - The Fame
2. The Sound Of Arrows - Voyage
3. Pet Shop Boys - Please
4. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
5. Hoodlum Priest - Heart Of Darkness
6. La Roux - La Roux
7. Sugababes - One Touch
8. Lorde - Pure Heroine
9. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
10. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

+Star Picks :
Dave Maclean, Django Django: The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation
Issac Holman, Slaves: Skinnyman - Council Estate Of Mind
Tom Fleming, Wild Beasts: Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
Angel Olsen: John Maus - Songs
Richard Hawley: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
Wiley: Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
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Re: Q - The Greatest Debut Albums Of All Time

Post by Pierre » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:55 pm

RB wrote: Only rule is that no artist could have ever released an album under a previous guise. So, no Bjork, for example, because she'd recorded albums in the Sugarcubes.
Actually, Björk is never featured in these lists because of the 1977 album... (Even though I admit it's weird and we always forget, for good reasons, that she's an artist who debuted in the 1970s).

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Re: Q - The Debut Albums That Changed Music (2017)

Post by RB » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:33 pm

I count 117 albums in all & if it was ranked based on,
A. Number of picks & then,
B. Best positions
It would look something like this :

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1,2,2,8,4,2)
2. The Strokes - Is This It (10,4,9,8,4,5)
3. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising (2,4,1,9)
4. Nas - Illmatic (9,3,4,1)
5. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (7,7,5,4)
6. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (3,7,9,6)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1,4,*1)
8. R.E.M. - Murmur (8,4,1)
9. Neu! - Neu! (6,3,7)
10. The Who - My Generation (8,5,7)
11. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (10,8,8)
12= Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (2,1)
12= Patti Smith - Horses (1,2)
14. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1,3)
15= Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (3,2)
15= Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (4,1)
17= The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (3,3)
18= Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner (6,*1)
18= Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (6,1)
18= Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1,6)
18= The Specials - The Specials (6,1)
22. The Band - Music From Big Pink (5,3)
23= Arcade Fire - Funeral (9,1)
23= DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (3,7)
23= Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (5,5)
23= Missy Elliot - Super Dupa Fly (7,3)
23= The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust (7,3)
28= Roxy Music - Roxy Music (4,7)
28= Television - Marquee Moon (8,3)
30= Jeff Buckley - Grace (3,9)
30= The La's - The La's (10,2)
30= The Libertines - Up The Bracket (3,9)
33= Kanye West - The College Dropout (7,6)
33= Massive Attack - Blue Lines (7,6)
35. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (6,9)
36. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (9,10)
37= The Doors - The Doors (1)
37= Lady Gaga - The Fame (1)
37= Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender (*1)
37= John Maus - Songs (*1)
37= Portishead - Dummy (1)
37= The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation (*1)
37= Skinnyman - Council Estate Of Mind (*1)
44= Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children (2)
44= The Blue Nile - A Walk Across Rooftops (2)
44= My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (2)
44= The Sound Of Arrows - Voyage (2)
44= The Stooges - The Stooges (2)
44= Supergrass - I Should Coco (2)
44= Van Halen - Van Halen (2)
44= Wham! - Fantastic (2)
52= Pet Shop Boys - Please (3)
52= Pixies - Come On Pilgrim (3)
54= A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rythm (4)
54= Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (4)
54= The Beatles - Please Please Me (4)
54= Cybotron - Enter (4)
54= Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (4)
54= Suede - Suede (4)
60= Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (5)
60= Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (5)
60= Happy Mondays - Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People... (5)
60= Hoodlum Priest - Heart Of Darkness (5)
60= New York Dolls - New York Dolls (5)
60= Nirvana - Bleach (5)
60= Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever (5)
60= Red House Painter - Dawn Colourful Hill (5)
60= The Slits - Cut (5)
60= Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (5)
70= The Associates - The Affectionate Punch (6)
70= Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (6)
70= Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (6)
70= La Roux - La Roux (6)
70= LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (6)
70= Madness - One Step Beyond (6)
70= Weezer - Weezer (6)
77= Air - Moon Safari (7)
77= James Blake - James Blake (7)
77= Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists (7)
77= Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (7)
77= Sugababes - One Touch (7)
82= The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man (8)
82= Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (8)
82= Disclosure - Settle (8)
82= Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West (8)
82= King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (8)
82= Lorde - Pure Heroine (8)
82= PJ Harvey - Dry (8)
82= Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (8)
82= Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha (8)
91= Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (9)
91= The Clash - The Clash (9)
91= Goldie - Timeless (9)
91= Metallica - Kill 'Em All (9)
91= Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (9)
91= Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (9)
91= Wire - Pink Flag (9)
98= Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain (10)
98= Burial - Burial (10)
98= Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (10)
98= FKA Twigs - LP1 (10)
98= Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (10)
98= The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (10)
98= The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (10)
98= Palace Brothers - There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You (10)
98= Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream (10)
98= Smashing Pumpkins - Gish (10)

**98= Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
**98= Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
**98= Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Bluejean Bop! (1956)
**98= Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'N' Roll Trio - Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'N' Roll Trio (1956)
**98= Chuck Berry - After School Session (1957)
**98= Buddy Holly & the Crickets - The "Chirpin" Crickets (1957)
**98= Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis (1958)
**98= Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
**98= Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1958)
**98= Billy Fury - The Sound Of Fury (1960)

*star picks ranked same as #1's of writers
**unranked Rock 'n' Roll selections. 'Here's Little Richard' should maybe carry more weight (like the same as the writers #1) as they devote the opening 2.5 pages to it & describe it as 'the real Rock 'n' Roll Book Of Genesis'. Not sure about the weighting for the other 9 - same as a single writers 5th?
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Re: Q - The Debut Albums That Changed Music (2017)

Post by Henrik » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:15 am

I think that this list should be included on AM. Thanks for posting and ranking, RB! However, perhaps the placements don't mean that much to the voters. I think it would be better to rank by number of votes only. That would be...

#1 (7 votes)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1,2,2,8,4,2)

#2 (6 votes)
The Strokes - Is This It (10,4,9,8,4,5)

#3 (4 votes)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising (2,4,1,9)
Nas - Illmatic (9,3,4,1)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (7,7,5,4)
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (3,7,9,6)

#7 (3 votes)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1,4,*1)
R.E.M. - Murmur (8,4,1)
Neu! - Neu! (6,3,7)
The Who - My Generation (8,5,7)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (10,8,8)

#12 (2 votes)
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (2,1)
Patti Smith - Horses (1,2)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1,3)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (3,2)
Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (4,1)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (3,3)
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner (6,*1)
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (6,1)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1,6)
The Specials - The Specials (6,1)
The Band - Music From Big Pink (5,3)
Arcade Fire - Funeral (9,1)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (3,7)
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (5,5)
Missy Elliot - Super Dupa Fly (7,3)
The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust (7,3)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (4,7)
Television - Marquee Moon (8,3)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (3,9)
The La's - The La's (10,2)
The Libertines - Up The Bracket (3,9)
Kanye West - The College Dropout (7,6)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (7,6)
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (6,9)
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (9,10)

#37 (1 vote)
The Doors - The Doors (1)
Lady Gaga - The Fame (1)
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender (*1)
John Maus - Songs (*1)
Portishead - Dummy (1)
The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation (*1)
Skinnyman - Council Estate Of Mind (*1)
Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children (2)
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across Rooftops (2)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (2)
The Sound Of Arrows - Voyage (2)
The Stooges - The Stooges (2)
Supergrass - I Should Coco (2)
Van Halen - Van Halen (2)
Wham! - Fantastic (2)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (3)
Pixies - Come On Pilgrim (3)
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rythm (4)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (4)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (4)
Cybotron - Enter (4)
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (4)
Suede - Suede (4)
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (5)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (5)
Happy Mondays - Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People... (5)
Hoodlum Priest - Heart Of Darkness (5)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (5)
Nirvana - Bleach (5)
Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever (5)
Red House Painter - Dawn Colourful Hill (5)
The Slits - Cut (5)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (5)
The Associates - The Affectionate Punch (6)
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (6)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (6)
La Roux - La Roux (6)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (6)
Madness - One Step Beyond (6)
Weezer - Weezer (6)
Air - Moon Safari (7)
James Blake - James Blake (7)
Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists (7)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (7)
Sugababes - One Touch (7)
The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man (8)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (8)
Disclosure - Settle (8)
Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West (8)
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (8)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (8)
PJ Harvey - Dry (8)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (8)
Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha (8)
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (9)
The Clash - The Clash (9)
Goldie - Timeless (9)
Metallica - Kill 'Em All (9)
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (9)
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (9)
Wire - Pink Flag (9)
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain (10)
Burial - Burial (10)
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (10)
FKA Twigs - LP1 (10)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (10)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (10)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (10)
Palace Brothers - There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You (10)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream (10)
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish (10)
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Bluejean Bop! (1956)
Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'N' Roll Trio - Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'N' Roll Trio (1956)
Chuck Berry - After School Session (1957)
Buddy Holly & the Crickets - The "Chirpin" Crickets (1957)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis (1958)
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1958)
Billy Fury - The Sound Of Fury (1960)
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Re: Q - The Debut Albums That Changed Music (2017)

Post by RB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:44 am

Yes i think that is about right Henrik.
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