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(Rolling Stone)   Rolling Stone has compiled the "definitive" list of the 100 best debut albums of all time, and the top ten albums alone is all the evidence anyone needs to see the magazine has lost all touch with reality   (rollingstone.com) divider line 264
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2013-03-24 12:51:01 PM  
Deslided, on the off chance it goes green.
 
2013-03-24 01:35:47 PM  
With the exceptions of 10,9,and 8 they were all good debut albums.

I was expecting to see Nickleback, Nirvana, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. That would have been a bad top 10 list.
 
2013-03-24 01:58:08 PM  
Subby is correct. Hendrix should have been #1, and the rap shiat doesn't even belong on the list.
 
2013-03-24 03:26:22 PM  
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Decemberists, "Castaways and Cutouts"

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Neko Case, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"

and, oh, what the hell...

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Barenaked Ladies, "Gordon"
 
2013-03-24 03:37:51 PM  
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2013-03-24 03:39:51 PM  
(Oops. "Fox Confessor..." isn't Neko's first solo album. Hey, look over there, it's Batman! ---------->)

/runs away
 
2013-03-24 03:44:40 PM  
Abbey road not in top ten = FAIL.
 
2013-03-24 03:46:31 PM  

show me: Abbey road not in top ten = FAIL.


It's a list about debut albums.
 
2013-03-24 03:48:22 PM  
Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, and The Strokes being ranked above

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are just a few reasons the list is worthless.
 
2013-03-24 03:58:01 PM  
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2013-03-24 04:01:23 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: show me: Abbey road not in top ten = FAIL.

It's a list about debut albums.


Whoops, readinig comprehension fail, never mind then. Boston should be in the top ten, though.
 
2013-03-24 04:07:57 PM  
Wait a minute, crappy rap in the top 20, but no Meatloaf?

Why did they even bother?
 
2013-03-24 04:31:30 PM  
A 100 page slideshow?
 
2013-03-24 04:36:16 PM  

BizarreMan: A 100 page slideshow?


They ain't out of touch with their advertisers.
 
2013-03-24 04:37:21 PM  
Top ten are all worthy.  If you are not familiar with those albums... sorry.  My fave of the top 10 is Horses. Not only in my top ten debut albums but I would put Gloria in the top ten of Debut songs on debut albums.  Least favorite of thir top 10 would be GnR.
 
2013-03-24 04:37:54 PM  
We also skipped solo debuts by artists who were already in well-known bands, which is why you won't see John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band or Paul Simon. We focused, instead, on debuts that gave you the thrill of an act arriving fully-formed, ready to reinvent the world in its own image.


OK, then why is The Band at #9?  They'd already been backing some obscure, Minnealpolis-born poet for what, 2-3 years?

Also Patti Smith has no business being #10 and Sex Pistols?  You can say it influenced a shiatload of bands bu musically, it kinda sucks.  same with Ramones.  the same song 11 times in a row?  Strokes is basically the same.

whoever made this list sucks at listing.
 
2013-03-24 04:37:55 PM  
It's not news, it's an opportunity to go belligerent.
 
2013-03-24 04:38:55 PM  
Yep, list fails on so many levels, not the least of which is that it's a 100-page slide show.
 
2013-03-24 04:39:47 PM  
RATM's first release only made #85?

Jeez.
 
2013-03-24 04:41:20 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: show me: Abbey road not in top ten = FAIL.

It's a list about debut albums.


Paul died just before Abbey Road, so it was a debut album for the three beatles.
 
2013-03-24 04:42:35 PM  

DoctorOfLove: thismomentinblackhistory: show me: Abbey road not in top ten = FAIL.

It's a list about debut albums.

Paul died just before Abbey Road, so it was a debut album for the three beatles.


No, actually, the legend holds Paul died in 1966, between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper.
 
2013-03-24 04:42:39 PM  
Rolling Stone is still a thing ?
 
2013-03-24 04:44:12 PM  
Eh, that wasn't nearly as bad of a top ten as I would have imagined. And, while I certainly disagree with The Strokes being on there, I'm not surprised.  Rolling Stone and many other music publications absolutely blew their wad on those guys from day one, and I still don't think they fully admit to themselves that they fell for the aesthetic and ignored that otherwise very good musicianship was stifled by inane lyrics and a lack of ambition for anything other than making 3-4 minute toe-tappers.

I won't say Casablancas (the lead singer) held them back necessarily, but the talent behind him was there do a lot more and it just didn't happen.
 
2013-03-24 04:45:59 PM  
I was happy to see that this made the list, even if it was #99

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/Gram Parsons gets this girl HOT
 
2013-03-24 04:47:25 PM  
People complaining about a 100 page slide show?  Do you even know how to turn on a computer?
 
2013-03-24 04:47:27 PM  

Lorelle: Subby is correct. Hendrix should have been #1, and the rap shiat doesn't even belong on the list.


Paleorific: Top ten are all worthy.  If you are not familiar with those albums... sorry.  My fave of the top 10 is Horses. Not only in my top ten debut albums but I would put Gloria in the top ten of Debut songs on debut albums.  Least favorite of thir top 10 would be GnR.


Like it or not, those rap albums, as well as Appetite For Destruction really did change the face of their genres.  Although Appetite has never seemed to really influence anyone musically -- can anyone think of anything else that sounds like Appetite, other than Appetite?  Being the highest selling debut album of the entire decade that it came out in (considering that it came out in late 1986) certainly counts for something.  I don't think there's any person who was alive and between 10 and 40 during that time frame that doesn't know it.  Except maybe the people who were living in a world that only included rap. :D  Which is why I can't say a lot about the rap albums, because I was living in a world that only included rock. :)
 
2013-03-24 04:48:07 PM  
thismomentinblackhistory:
I think you mean
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2013-03-24 04:48:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, and The Strokes being ranked above

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are just a few reasons the list is worthless.


You must be one of those "I listen to everything but that rap crap" kind of people, because that's the only explanation why you would call a list with Nas so high "worthless."

License To Ill is a great record, but seeing as it's the polar opposite of what the Beastie Boys would eventually become, it's an odd choice.
 
2013-03-24 04:51:35 PM  

Lorelle: Subby is correct. Hendrix should have been #1, and the rap shiat doesn't even belong on the list.


Well, yes.

I might take rap seriously if they started writing their own hooks and playing instruments.
 
2013-03-24 04:51:40 PM  
Gram Parsons gets this girl HOT

you, madam are a necrophiliac
 
2013-03-24 04:51:55 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: License To Ill is a great record, but seeing as it's the polar opposite of what the Beastie Boys would eventually become, it's an odd choice.



Don't disagree, but pretty sure neither Paul's Boutiqe or Ill Communication could be termed debut albums.
 
2013-03-24 04:53:33 PM  
"...50 Cent's music...."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA...
 
2013-03-24 04:55:07 PM  

rickythepenguin: Also Patti Smith has no business being #10


Why?  Because she's a chick? Horses is a massively influential album.
 
2013-03-24 04:56:49 PM  

rickythepenguin: Mr. Chainsaw: License To Ill is a great record, but seeing as it's the polar opposite of what the Beastie Boys would eventually become, it's an odd choice.


Don't disagree, but pretty sure neither Paul's Boutiqe or Ill Communication could be termed debut albums.


Ha, I didn't mean they picked the wrong Beastie Boys album because...duh, but that it was an odd pick for #1.
 
2013-03-24 04:58:29 PM  
Cyndi Lauper above The Stooges? WTF?

The Strokes above Black Sabbath?
 
2013-03-24 04:58:39 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Why? Because she's a chick?


No, beacuse she sucks.
 
2013-03-24 04:58:57 PM  

neon_god: thismomentinblackhistory:
I think you mean
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I didn't think that would count since it's technically not a full album, but either way, they belong on there.

/also, WTH is Gish?
 
2013-03-24 04:59:26 PM  

Lorelle: Subby is correct. Hendrix should have been #1, and the rap shiat doesn't even belong on the list.


Well, rap is a recognized genre in popular modern music, so, any "influential" rap album has every right to be on this list as anything else.

/I don't even like most rap, either.
 
2013-03-24 04:59:46 PM  
The one standout in their top 100 that I am familiar with, and I am familiar with a large percentage of them, is Boston.  That album is like fingernails on chalkboard for me.  RS uses the term  "hard rock" in their description!  I will date my self here.  I am very grateful for that album.  It motivated me to turn off the radio dial and discover and appreciate many more genres of music.
 
2013-03-24 04:59:57 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: Ha, I didn't mean they picked the wrong Beastie Boys album because...duh, but that it was an odd pick for #1.


ok.  the way you said it though -- "because of what they'd become"  -- reads as if you thought another BB album should have been poicked.
 
2013-03-24 05:00:15 PM  
I'm not even going to waste my time looking through all this bullshiat, cuz if "In the Court of the Crimson King" isn't in the top 5, this list is completely worthless.
 
2013-03-24 05:04:46 PM  
And I agree, Appetite for Destruction was and is an amazing album. Think of what was popular at the time, Poison, Cinderella, Dokken. Hair bands doing some hard rock songs and power ballads. Then this monstrosity comes along. That album is still one of my favorites, it was so goddamn dark.
 
2013-03-24 05:06:54 PM  
Too NY centric, that's why I stopped reading the mag in 1980.
 
2013-03-24 05:07:33 PM  

rickythepenguin: Mr. Chainsaw: Ha, I didn't mean they picked the wrong Beastie Boys album because...duh, but that it was an odd pick for #1.

ok.  the way you said it though -- "because of what they'd become"  -- reads as if you thought another BB album should have been poicked.


Debut albums.

So another BB couldn't have been chosen and honestly it's a good pick. First fusion of those particular genres and opened up rap/rock to different audiences. 

Someone said it above, but Boston really should have been in the top 10. So many hits off of their debut.
 
2013-03-24 05:08:14 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: neon_god: thismomentinblackhistory:
I think you mean
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I didn't think that would count since it's technically not a full album, but either way, they belong on there.

/also, WTH is Gish?


I guess technically it is a 'mini LP' or whatever. Whichever you pick, yeah, it deserves a high spot. Great albums. Gish too
 
2013-03-24 05:08:24 PM  

qsblues: I'm not even going to waste my time looking through all this bullshiat, cuz if "In the Court of the Crimson King" isn't in the top 5, this list is completely worthless.


Serious omission but RS has never been favorable to prog.  I would also suggest Kraftwerk to be in this list at some point.
 
2013-03-24 05:09:01 PM  
BNL's "Gordon" should have made the list.  Not arguing that it should be near the top, but it was a great album.  It stands out in its time, and still holds up.
 
2013-03-24 05:10:34 PM  

rickythepenguin: Don't disagree, but pretty sure neither Paul's Boutiqe or Ill Communication could be termed debut albums.


phimuskapsi: So another BB couldn't have been chosen and honestly it's a good pick. First fusion of those particular genres and opened up rap/rock to different audiences.


guess you missed that.
 
2013-03-24 05:19:54 PM  
Led Zep I should be top 10. I was expecting it at number 1.
 
2013-03-24 05:25:28 PM  

theorellior: BizarreMan: A 100 page slideshow?

They ain't out of touch with their advertisers.


I'm sure it was too much trouble to check out the 100 album scroll bar x 10 at the top.  Chubby fingers and all.
 
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