Buzzed Lists: Great First Albums

They say you have your whole life to write the songs on your first album. And up to the point the work is written and recorded, that’s true. The second album is often the tough one, and some artists only ever get one album released. Here are some debut albums that heralded the arrival of important new artists or groups:

Little RichardHere’s Little Richard
Chuck BerryAfter School Session
The WhoMy Generation
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced?
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Band Music from the Big Pink
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Steely DanCan’t Buy a Thrill
Bob Marley & The Wailers Catch a Fire
Patti SmithHorses
The Clash The Clash
Talking HeadsTalking Heads
Television Marquee Moon
Kate BushThe Kick Inside
Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures
R.E.M. Murmur
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C.
The Smiths The Smiths
Sinéad O’Connor The Lion and the Cobra
The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses
Massive AttackBlue Lines
BeckMellow Gold
Jeff Buckley Grace
Air Moon Safari

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