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Midget Death Squad
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Debut Albums that are masterpieces
It is rare when a band releases its masterpiece record as its debut. Usually it takes a few for them to gain the experience and unity required to create one, and even that is rare for most bands don't create a masterpiece.

Who are some of these bands? The debut doesn't necessarily have to be their best record, but it is a classic in perfection. A few I know of:

Jane's Addiction - Nothing Shocking
Arcade Fire - funeral
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
Pearl Jam - 10
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
The Doors - The Doors
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlilly
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Strokes - Is This It
Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Janis Joplin - Pearl




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The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Cars - The Cars
R.E.M. - Murmur
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes


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The Seaward
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Pixies- Surfer Rosa
Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted
The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses
Television- Marquee Moon
The Clash- The Clash
Wolf Parade- Apologies to the Queen Mary
The New Pornographers- Mass Romantic
The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground and Nico
The Wu Tang Clan- Enter the 36 Chambers
Wire- Pink Flag


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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Son Volt - Trace
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park
John Prine - John Prine
REM - Murmur
The Police - Outlandos D'Amour


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
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The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses



good call! Great band, great album.



As for rap, I would add:

Digital Underground - Sex Packets
-this record is pure brilliance. The musical orchestration are fantastic and original (something that's always missing in rap), the raps are great and the lyrics/themes are clever and funny. This is my personal favorite rap record of all time


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Van Halen - Van Halen I


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Mars Volta- Deloused in the Comatorium


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The Spleen
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
Blind Melon - Blind Melon
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
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It is rare when a band releases its masterpiece record as its debut. Usually it takes a few for them to gain the experience and unity required to create one, and even that is rare for most bands don't create a masterpiece.
I don't agree at all. For a lot of bands, their first contains material that's been honed for years and they have a huge catalogue to choose from.

The Cars - The Cars


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The Seaward
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Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West


Definitely a masterpiece, but This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About is their debut. It's pretty close to a masterpiece itself.


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Led Zepplin I

Black Sabbath


The Spleen
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Definitely a masterpiece, but This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About is their debut. It's pretty close to a masterpiece itself.



I always forget that.


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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
The Strokes - This is it
Outkast- Southernplayalistic


DVA Tailgater
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Dori Freeman - "Dori Freeman"
Karen Jonas - "Oklahoma Lottery"


Burt Reynolds
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I knew when I opened this thread little buddy was going to post something about the stone roses


lsu2006
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
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Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
The Strokes - This is it
Outkast- Southernplayalistic

All great choices

I'll throw in John Prine's debut and The Band's Music from Big Pink


hogcard1964
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Meet The Beatles

...probably the most important modern day record released.
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Boston---Boston
Tool---Undertow
Metallica---Kill 'Em All


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Debut Albums that are masterpieces
Boston - Boston


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