Monday, July 17, 2006

You only get one chance for a first impression

Play it: Uncut Magazine's Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time

The full (100) Uncut list of greatest debuts is finally making the rounds now, and it's necessary to remember that this is coming from an 'over the seas' perspesctive (Uncut is a British rag.)

The Velvet Underground & Nico makes for a nice #1, but it's telling that The Stone Roses is all the way up at #4 and the Arctic Monkeys' debut from last year (Whatever People Say I Am...) came in at #36. As with any list like this, there's a lot of debate as to why this is higher then, say, that.... but in the end it is just a list put together by blokes like you and me. (Well... maybe not like YOU ;)

Full list (stereogum)

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Uncut's 100 Greatest Debut Albums (songs from)

* "Femme Fatale" - The Velvet Underground
* "Marquee Moon" - Television
* "Are You Experienced?" - Jimi Hendrix Experience
* "I Wanna Be Adored" - The Stone Roses
* "The Weight" - The Band
* "Clash City Rockers" - The Clash
* "Disorder" - Joy Division
* "Virginia Plain" - Roxy Music
* "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - The Stooges
* "My Generation" - The Who
* "Blitzkreig Bop" - Ramones
* "Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds
* "Astronomy Domine" - Pink Floyd
* "Not Fade Away" - The Rolling Stones
* "Personality Crisis" - New York Dolls
* "Gloria" - Patti Smith
* "Anarchy In The U.K." - The Sex Pistols
* "A Message To You Rudy" - The Specials
* "Reel Around The Fountain" - The Smiths
* "Radio Free Europe" - R.E.M.
* "Sin City" - Flying Burrito Brothers
* "In The Street" - Big Star
* "Hungry Freaks, Daddy" - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
* "For What It's Worth" - Buffalo Springfield
* "Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)" - My Bloody Valentine
* "Break On Through (To The Other Side)" - The Doors
* "Time Has Told Me" - Nick Drake
* "Rock 'N' Roll Star" - Oasis
* "Kick Out The Jams" - MC5
* "Damaged Goods" - Gang Of Four
* "Do It Again" - Steely Dan
* "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" - Arctic Monkeys
* "Definitive Gaze" - Magazine
* "Blinded By The Light" - Bruce Springsteen
* "You're Gonna Get Yours" - Public Enemy
* "Pure" - Siouxsie and the Banshees
* "Failing And Laughing" - Orange Juice
* "Mojo Pin" - Jeff Buckley
* "Shoplifting" - The Slits
* "Straight Outta Compton" - N.W.A.
* "Brass In Pocket" - The Pretenders
* "Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads
* "Just Like Honey" - Jesus and Mary Chain
* "The Look Of Love - (part one)" - ABC
* "Me Myself And I" - De La Soul
* "Love Story" - Randy Newman
* "You're No Good" - Bob Dylan
* "I've Been Tired" - Pixies
* "I Will Follow" - U2
* "Blank Generation" - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
* "Suzanne" - Leonard Cohen
* "Fight For Your Right" - Beastie Boys
* "Ghost Rider" - Suicide
* "Orgasm Addict" - Buzzcocks
* "Do It Clean" - Echo & The Bunnymen
* "Crayon Angels" - Judee Sill
* "The Modern Age" - The Strokes
* "Summer Babe (Winter Version)" - Pavement
* "Moving" - Kate Bush
* "There She Goes" - The La's
* "Welcome To The Jungle" - Guns N' Roses
* "My Name Is" - Eminem
* "Doctor My Eyes" - Jackson Browne
* "ELO Kiddies" - Cheap Trick
* "Once" - Pearl Jam
* "Snakes On Everthing" - Little Feat
* "Overcome" - Tricky
* "Blue Suede Shoes" - Elvis Presley
* "Teenage Kicks" - The Undertones
* "American Girl" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
* "Connection" - Elastica
* "Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
* "Mercury" - Throwing Muses
* "Run / Smiles / Step Into The Breeze / Symphony Space" - Spiritualized
* "Chasing A Bee" - Mercury Rev
* "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" - The White Stripes
* "Sheela-Na-Gig" - P.J. Harvey
* "This Is A Call" - Foo Fighters
* "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" - Arcade Fire