The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time Listed

A lot of music acts hit the ground running with their first album . . . and some even PEAKED that early.  "Rolling Stone" put together a list of the 100 best DEBUT albums of all time. It seems like they put a lot of thought into it . . . and for better or worse, they made an effort to include a lot of different genres. 

Here's the Top 20.

1. "Licensed to Ill",Beastie Boys, 1986

2. "The Ramones",The Ramones, 1976

3. "Are You Experienced",The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967

4. "Appetite for Destruction",Guns N' Roses, 1987

5. "The Velvet Underground and Nico",The Velvet Underground, 1967

6. "Straight Outta Compton",N.W.A, 1988

7. "Never Mind the Bullocks",The Sex Pistols, 1977

8. "Is This It",The Strokes, 2001

9. "Music from Big Pink",The Band, 1968

10. "Horses",Patti Smith, 1975

11. "Illmatic",Nas, 1994

12. "The Clash",The Clash, 1979

13. "Pretenders",The Pretenders, 1980

14. "Reasonable Doubt",Jay-Z, 1996

15. "Funeral",Arcade Fire, 2004

16. "The Cars",The Cars, 1978

17. "Please Please Me",The Beatles, 1963

18. "Murmur",R.E.M., 1983

19. "The College Dropout",Kanye West, 2004

20. "Unknown Pleasures",Joy Division, 1979

(RollingStone.comhas the whole list, with explanations for all of them.)

(The most recent album to make the list is Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City", which came out in 2012. It's at #86. The only other album from this decade is also rap: "Thank Me Later" by Drake. It came out in 2010, and was ranked #77.)

RJ

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