The debut album is alsways an interesting way of looking at a band, sometimes they are seasoned and get signed after they have found their sound (Moving Units, New Order), other times they are an instant phenomenon and fade into obscurity (Jesus and Mary Chain), and further still some bands fall into the ever-lovable "Their old stuff is better" category (Mission of Burma, Wire). Here is a list of artists who came out of the gate swinging between 1970 and 2009...some are forgotten by time and others can be dug up and still sound timeless...this is also mostly why I am the way I am.
by Luke:
  1. Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
  2. Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
  3. Wire - Pink Flag
  4. Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches
  5. Modest Mouse - This is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Talk About
  6. No Age - Nouns
  7. The Sound - Jeopardy
  8. New Order - Movement
  9. Xui Xui - Knife Play
  10. Cap'n Jazz - Schmap'n Schmazz, or, Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards In The Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We've Slipped On and Egg Shells We've Tippy Toed Over
  11. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
  12. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
  13. The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone
  14. The Electric Masada - 50th Birthday Celebration Vol. 4
  15. The Smiths - The Smiths
  16. Cass McCombs - A
  17. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
  18. Galaxie 500 - Today
  19. Big Black - Atomizer
  20. The Field - From Here We Go to Sublime
  21. The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out The Trash
  22. Lightning Bolt - Lightning Bolt (The Yellow Album)
  23. De La Soul - 3 Feel High and Rising
  24. Moving Units - Dangerous Dreams
  25. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
  26. El Guincho - Alegranza!
  27. ESG - Come Away With ESG
  28. Quasimoto - The Unseen
  29. The Chinese Stars - A Rare Sensation
  30. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances


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