Not sent me your #DebutAlbums Top 50? Here’s how.

So you did your list and you haven’t sent it to me yet? Tut tut.

But I’m a nice person, and I’m not going to shout at you (as long as you send me your list, obviously!)*

Here’s how:

1) If your list has been posted on your blog/website/Twitlonger/whatever, simply send me a link in the comments here or via Twitter and I’ll add it to the List of Lists under your Twitter handle.

OR:

2) Email your list to me at trickygirl [at] gmail [dot] com, either as a Word/.doc attachment or in the body of the email itself and I’ll create a post for it here, then link to it on the List of Lists under your Twitter handle.

It’s easy – and I do all the hard work for you!

*I don’t actually shout at people, but I am really good at the disapproving glare…

Other Lists: @Lennybun’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums

Thank you to @Lennybun for sending me her interesting and eclectic Top 50!

1) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I (1969)
2) Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
3) Yes – Yes (1969)
4) George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)
5) Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)
6) Stone Roses – Stone Roses (1989)
7) Blur – Leisure (1991)
8) Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (2014)
9) Editors – The Black Room (2006)
10) Django Django – Django Django (2012)
11) Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters (1995)
12) Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (1980)
13) Audioslave – Audioslave (2002)
14) Television – Marquee Moon (1977)
15) Longpigs – The Sun Is Often Out (1996)
16) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – BMRC (2001)
17) Kaiser Chiefs – Employment (2005)
18) Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
19) Temple Of The Dog – Temple Of The Dog (1990)
20) Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle (1979)
21) Scott Walker – Scott (1967)
22) Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
23) Charlatans – Some Friendly (1990)
24) MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (2010)
25) System Of A Down – System Of A Down (1998)
26) Foster The People – Torches (2011)
27) Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus (1977)
28) Magazine – Real Life (1978)
29) Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (1967)
30) Massive Attack – Blue Lines (1991)
31) The Good, The Bad & The Queen – The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2007)
32) Dire Straits – Dire Straits (1978)
33) Kasabian – Kasabian (2004)
34) Talking Heads – 1977 (1977)
35) Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)
36) Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)
37) The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)
38) Supergrass – I Should Coco (1995)
39) AC/DC – High Voltage (1975)
40) Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)
41) Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger (2005)
42) Bombay Bicycle Club – I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (2009)
43) Weezer – Blue Album (1994)
44) Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (1976)
45) Temples – Sun Structures (2014)
46) Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future (2007)
47) Roxy Music – Roxy Music (1972)
48) I Am Arrows – Sun Comes Up Again (2010)
49) The Sundays – Reading, Writing And Arithmetic (1990)
50) Senser – Stacked Up (1995)

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.

Other Lists: @girloon’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums

Many thanks to @girloon for this rather lovely Top 50!

1) High Land, Hard Rain – Aztec Camera
2) Songs To Remember – Scritti Politti
3) Swoon – Prefab Sprout
4) Scott – Scott Walker
5) Rattlesnakes – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
6) Please – Pet Shop Boys
7) The Smiths – The Smiths
8) Unrest – Erlend Oye
9) Searching For The Young Soul Rebels – Dexys Midnight Runners
10) A Walk Across The Rooftops – The Blue Nile
11) Lo Borges – Lo Borges
12) Colossal Youth – Young Marble Giants
13) Last Exit – Junior Boys
14) Horses – Patti Smith
15) If Wishes Were Horses – Blueboy
16) United – Phoenix
17) The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
18) Quiet Is The New Loud – Kings Of Convenience
19) Marquee Moon – Television
20) Ben Folds Five – Ben Folds Five
21) Viva Hate – Morrissey
22) World, You Need A Change Of Mind – Kindness
23) The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
24) The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
25) The Lexicon Of Love – ABC
26) Virgins And Philistines – The Colourfield
27) Circus Maximus – Momus
28) A Distant Shore – Tracey Thorn
29) Is This It – The Strokes
30) Look Sharp – Joe Jackson
31) Dreams – The Whitest Boy Alive
32) Eden – Everything But The Girl
33) You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever – Orange Juice
34) World Shut Your Mouth – Julian Cope
35) Introducing The Style Council – The Style Council
36) Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful – The Waitresses
37) Non Stop Erotic Cabaret – Soft Cell
38) Coastal Grooves – Blood Orange
39) My Aim Is True – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
40) Neither Washington Nor Moscow – The Redskins
41) Suburban Light – The Clientele
42) Lazer Guided Melodies – Spiritualized
43) 77 – Talking Heads
44) Soul Mining – The The
45) Another Music In Another Kitchen – Buzzcocks
46) Anniemal – Annie
47) Blondie – Blondie
48) New Wave – The Auteurs
49) Oh, Inverted World – The Shins
50) Coming On Strong – Hot Chip

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.

A Top 50 Albums Blog Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone involved in our latest Top 50 challenge (extra special thanks to @StaggerLee30 who co-ordinated the whole damn thing). I love reading all your lists and it seems you all do too – as far as this blog is concerned this has been the most successful challenge yet, with almost a thousand views over the last six weeks and more Top 50s being added to the List of Lists than ever before. And I am sure there are more lists to come…

I am aware that a number of people are planning to compile some statistics relating to the Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums lists linked on this site – please feel free to get your spreadsheets out and get calculating! If you do put together some stats, I’d love to see them. Email them to me, or send a link, and I’ll happily post them on here if you’d like.

Keep on sending your lists to me, if you haven’t already – I’ll continue updating the List of Lists with any Top 50s that come in (Debut Albums or otherwise) for as long as necessary!

Other Lists: @DamJef’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums

Thank you to @DamJef, who finally found his way here to send me his intriguing Top 50!

1) The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
2) Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses
3) The Stone Roses – Stone Roses
4) Massive Attack – Blue Lines
5) Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
6) A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Distinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
7) Portishead – Dummy
8) Tindersticks – Tindersticks
9) Television – Marquee Moon
10) Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
11) Bjork – Debut
12) Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico
13) Echo And The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
14) De La Soul – Three Feet High And Rising
15) The Strokes – Is This It?
16) Arcade Fire – Funeral
17) REM – Murmur
18) PJ Harvey – Dry
19) Pixies – Come on Pilgrim
20) New Order – Movement
21) House of Love – House of Love
22) Public Enemy – Yo! Bum Rush The Show
23) Sex Pistols – Nevermind the Bollocks
24) Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
25) Tricky – Maxinquaye
26) NWA – Straight Outta Compton
27) Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted
28) The Smiths – The Smiths
29) Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
30) Nas – Illmatic
31) The XX – XX
32) Wu Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
33) Mogwai – Mogwai Young Team
34) DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
35) Digable Planets – Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
36) Air – Moon Safari
37) LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
38) The Streets – Original Pirate Material
39) Lauryn Hill – Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
40) Daft Punk – Homework
41) Chvrches – The Bones of What you Believe
42) Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly
43) Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
44) Liz Phair – Exit From Guyville
45) Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am…
46) Lamb – Lamb
47) Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk
48) Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodys
49) Teenage Fanclub – A Catholic Education
50) The Avalanches – Since I Left You

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.

Other Lists: @westburtonlad’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums

Big thanks to @westburtonlad for sending me his fascinating Debut Albums list!

1) The Band – Music From Big Pink (1968)
2) Television – Marquee Moon (1977)
3) Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
4) R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)
5) Guy Clark – Old No.1 (1975)
6) Talking Heads – 77 (1977)
7) Roxy Music – Roxy Music (1972)
8) Sunhouse – Crazy On The Weekend (1998)
9) Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (1982)
10) Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)
11) Gram Parsons – GP (1973)
12) Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972)
13) Little Feat – Little Feat (1971)
14) Townes Van Zandt – For The Sake of The Song (1968)
15) Nils Lofgren – Nils Lofgren (1975)
16) Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
17) Jesse Winchester – Jesse Winchester (1970)
18) Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)
19) Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)
20) Big Star – #1 Record (1972)
21) Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker (2000)
22) Crosby Stills & Nash – Crosby Stills & Nash (1969)
23) Procol Harum – Procol Harum (1967)
24) John Prine – John Prine (1971)
25) Robert Palmer – Sneaking Sally Through The Alley (1974)
26) Ian Dury – New Boots and Panties (1977)
27) The Doors – The Doors (1967)
28) Lyle Lovett – Lyle Lovett (1986)
29) Judee Sill – Judee Sill (1971)
30) Patti Smith – Horses (1975)
31) The Only Ones – The Only Ones (1978)
32) The Neutrons – Black Hole Star (1974)
33) Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Kate & Anna McGarrigle (1975)
34) Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain (1983)
35) Pete Atkin – Beware Of The Beautiful Stranger (1970)
36) XTC – White Music (1978)
37) Billy Bragg – Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy (1983)
38) Bruce Sprinsgteen – Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ (1973)
39) Scott Walker – Scott (1967)
40) The Beatles – Please Please Me (1963)
41) Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
42) Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley (1956)
43) Terry Allen – Juarez (1975)
44) The Pretenders – The Pretenders (1979)
45) The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)
46) ABC – The Lexicon of Love (1982)
47) Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (1984)
48) King Crimson – In the Court of The Crimson King (1969)
49) The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)
50) Aimee Mann – Whatever (1993)

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.

Other Lists: @carldogwalker’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums

Thank you to @carldogwalker for this excellent Top 50!

1) Searching For The Young Soul Rebels – Dexys Midnight Runners (1980)
2) Moon Safari – Air (1998)
3) Five Leaves Left – Nick Drake (1969)
4) 3 Feet High and Rising – De La Soul (1989)
5) Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division (1979)
6) Rattus Norvegicus – Stranglers (1977)
7) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)
8) The Clash – The Clash (1977)
9) Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan (1962)
10) The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)
11) Roxy Music – Roxy Music (1972)
12) Since I Left You – Avalanches (2000)
13) Hawkwind – Hawkwind (1970)
14) Live At The Witch Trials – The Fall (1979)
15) New Boots and Panties – Ian Dury (1977)
16) Cold Fact – Rodriquez (1970)
17) The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)
18) If Only I Could Remember My Name – David Crosby (1971)
19) Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds (1965)
20) Pacific Ocean Blue – Dennis Wilson (1977)
21) Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
22) Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix (1967)
23) Please Please Me – The Beatles (1963)
24) Safe As Milk – Captain Beefheart (1967)
25) The Ramones – The Ramones (1976)
26) Music From Big Pink – The Band (1968)
27) Signing Off – UB40 (1980)
28) I Just Can’t Stop It – The Beat (1980)
29) Down By The Jetty – Dr Feelgood (1975)
30) Crosby Stills and Nash – Crosby Stills and Nash (1969)
31) Can’t Buy A Thrill – Steely Dan (1972)
32) Viva Hate – Morrissey (1988)
33) Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield (1973)
34) One Step Beyond – Madness (1979)
35) Oracular Spectacular – MGMT (2007)
36) For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver (2008)
37) My Aim Is True – Elvis Costello (1977)
38) Is This It – The Strokes (2001)
39) Damned Damned Damned – The Damned (1977)
40) The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones (1964)
41) Blue Lines – Massive Attack (1991)
42) The Doors – The Doors (1967)
43) Lexicon Of Love – ABC (1982)
44) Definitely Maybe – Oasis (1994)
45) Bowler Hat Soup – Kiran Leonard (2013)
46) Child Of LOV – Child of LOV (2013)
47) Non Stop Erotic Cabaret – Soft Cell (1981)
48) Fantastic! – Wham! (1983)
49) Raising Sand – Robert Plant/Alison Krauss (2007)
50) Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis (1998)

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.

@CLButler76’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums: Facts and Stats

As ever, here’s a few geeky stats on my Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums list. If you’d like to see the full list, you can find it here.

Years:

Here are my choices divided by year of release. Not every year since 1967 is represented – but as you can see, there are a lot from the 1990s.

1967: 2 (two) albums

1969: 2 (two) albums

1970: 1 (one) album

1973: 2 (two) albums

1975: 2 (two) albums

1976: 1 (one) album

1977: 2 (two) albums

1979: 2 (two) albums

1980: 1 (one) album

1983: 1 (one) album

1986: 1 (one) album

1987: 1 (one) album

1988: 1 (one) album

1989: 4 (four) albums

1990: 3 (three) albums

1991: 2 (two) albums

1992: 5 (five) albums

1993: 3 (three) albums

1994: 5 (five) albums

1995: 3 (three) albums

1996: 2 (two) albums

1997: 2 (two) albums

2003: 1 (one) album

2006: 1 (one) album

Decades:

Next, here are my choices divided by the decade of release – my love of 1990s music becomes even clearer here…

1960s: 4 (four) albums

1970s: 10 (ten) albums

1980s: 9 (nine) albums

1990s: 25 (twenty five) albums

2000s: 2 (two) albums

Bands vs Solo Artists:

Self-explanatory!

Bands: 40 (forty) albums

Solo Artists: 10 (ten) albums

Genres:

Finally, here’s my list divided by genre. Obviously, this particular set of statistics is very subjective, and you may well disagree with my genre definitions – and some albums fall under several genre descriptions, meaning these numbers do not necessarily add up to fifty!

Various Rock: 6 (six) albums

Metal: 7 (seven) albums

Indie/Alternative: 15 (fifteen) albums

Punk/Post Punk/New Wave: 9 (nine) albums

Hip Hop: 4 (four) albums

Singer-Songwriter: 7 (seven) albums

Electronica/Dance: 9 (nine) albums

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.

@CLButler76’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums: Longlist Honourable Mentions

This was a tough list to put together, it was very difficult indeed to decide which albums to include and which to leave out. So here’s an alphabetical list of more truly fantastic Debut Albums, all of which made my Top 50 longlist but didn’t quite make the final cut in the end…

Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)

Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)

Ash – 1977 (1996)

Basement Jaxx – Remedy (1999)

Bloc Party – Silent Alarm (2005)

Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (1984)

De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising (1989)

Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (2003)

Elastica – Elastica (1995)

Elbow – Asleep At The Back (2001)

Faith No More – We Care A Lot (1985)

Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters (1995)

Future Sound Of London – Accelerator (1991)

Goldie – Timeless (1995)

Lo-Fidelity Allstars – How To Operate With A Blown Mind (1998)

Madness – One Step Beyond… (1979)

Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists (1992)

Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (1983)

Orbital – Orbital (The Green Album) (1991)

Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted (1992)

Pet Shop Boys – Please (1986)

Radiohead – Pablo Honey (1993)

The Slits – Cut (1979)

Soundgarden – Ultramega OK (1988)

The Specials – The Specials (1979)

The Stooges – The Stooges (1969)

Suede – Suede (1993)

Therapy? – Babyteeth (1991)

U2 – Boy (1980)

Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1993) (Not strictly their debut although many consider it as such)

UNKLE – Psyence Fiction (1998)

The Who – My Generation (1965)

For my complete Top 50 list, see here – and for even more lists, click here!

@CLButler76’s Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums: The Full List

Here’s my full Best Ever Debut Albums Top 50 list – if you’d like to read more about any of these albums, you can find it all here.

50) The Charlatans – Some Friendly (1990)

49) The Verve – A Storm In Heaven (1993)

48) Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (1995)

47) Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic (1996)

46) Elliott Smith – Roman Candle (1994)

45) Gram Parsons – GP (1973)

44) Daft Punk – Homework (1997)

43) The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)

42) Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)

41) Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – 101 Damnations (1990)

40) The Prodigy – Experience (1992)

39) dEUS – Worst Case Scenario (1994)

38) Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)

37) Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

36) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (I) (1969)

35) Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987)

34) Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes (1992)

33) Leftfield – Leftism (1995)

32) PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)

31) Ramones – Ramones (1976)

30) Temple Of The Dog – Temple Of The Dog (1990)

29) Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

28) Tool – Undertow (1993)

27) Mogwai – Mogwai Young Team (1997)

26) New York Dolls – New York Dolls (1973)

25) Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material (1979)

24) Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

23) Patti Smith – Horses (1975)

22) Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)

21) The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

20) Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986)

19) Machine Head – Burn My Eyes (1994)

18) Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

17) The Wildhearts – Earth Vs. The Wildhearts (1993)

16) Tricky – Maxinquaye (1995)

15) Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)

14) Burial – Burial (2006)

13) Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)

12) Nirvana – Bleach (1989)

11) R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)

10) Soul II Soul – Club Classics Volume One (1989)

9) The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)

8) Dr. Feelgood – Down By The Jetty (1975)

7) The Clash – The Clash (1977)

6) DJ Shadow – Endtroducing… (1996)

5) Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

4) Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)

3) Portishead – Dummy (1994)

2) Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)

1) Massive Attack – Blue Lines (1991)

You can read even more Top 50 lists by clicking here.