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Best Debut Albums Ever - NME poll


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I rated each album but I gave 10/10 to Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, Arctici Monkeys, Joy Division, The Doors, Jeff Buckley, Showbiz.

 

Most of these albums I think had an effect on the course of music in its time or at least are the defining album of the artist. For example the Pistols - started the punk explosion. I think the Klaxons should be there with their debut. That was a great debut album. I love Radiohead but I just don't really see Pablo Honey as anything extraordinary to be a great debut album except for Creep I guess :)

 

And I voted for Showbiz as well, because it's just great.

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I don't want to get into beef but...are you kidding me? Pieces of What is probably my least favourite, but other than that it's the best I've ever heard!

 

I feel sorry for you if it's the best you've ever heard. There were plenty of bands doing the exact same thing before (Animal Collective is an obvious one), but better. Oracular Spectacular is just dreadful.

 

For example the Pistols - started the punk explosion

 

Careful with that one. They brought it to the attention of the mainstream audience, the first band with the "punk" label was Suicide, a 2-piece electronica act.

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Careful with that one. They brought it to the attention of the mainstream audience, the first band with the "punk" label was Suicide, a 2-piece electronica act.

Well, he didn't say that they in any way started punk. They started the punk explosion, which may be true, I'm not that well informed on the subject.

 

Oh and, Oracular Spectacular has aged awfully in just 2 years :(

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Well, he didn't say that they in any way started punk. They started the punk explosion, which may be true, I'm not that well informed on the subject.

 

Every band from that period always claims to have been at the 100 Club or the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

 

The first UK punk band was The Damned -

 

The Sex Pistols had nothing to do with the DIY/Indie label thing that happened as they were on EMI & then Virgin and were always slated as sell outs by other bands (Crass in particular).

 

 

It's all very confusing and it depends on what you define "punk" as. Suicide are the absolute definition of "punk" though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGLJoXpKo4U

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Every band from that period always claims to have been at the 100 Club or the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

 

The first UK punk band was The Damned -

 

The Sex Pistols had nothing to do with the DIY/Indie label thing that happened as they were on EMI & then Virgin and were always slated as sell outs by other bands (Crass in particular).

 

 

It's all very confusing and it depends on what you define "punk" as. Suicide are the absolute definition of "punk" though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGLJoXpKo4U

Still, no one is saying that The Sex Pistols started punk, just that they made it big.

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Still, no one is saying that The Sex Pistols started punk, just that they made it big.

 

But then you have The Ramones, The Clash etc...

 

 

It's a bad topic to get onto, that's my point. :) I've seen arguments for The Sex Pistols having no impact at all in 1977 and everyone was actually just listening to The Ramones, but were "too cool" to admit to it. :LOL:

 

Never Mind The Bollocks... is an absolute classic though.

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But then you have The Ramones, The Clash etc...

 

 

It's a bad topic to get onto, that's my point. :) I've seen arguments for The Sex Pistols having no impact at all in 1977 and everyone was actually just listening to The Ramones, but were "too cool" to admit to it. :LOL:

 

Never Mind The Bollocks... is an absolute classic though.

Ah, agreed. I tried getting into punk once, but realized that I have much better things to spend my time on. :LOL:

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I can't be arsed looking through the list but if Guillemots' debut album isn't in there it's even more bullshit.

 

I think the point is there's too many great debut albums to be covered in a shitty online poll :LOL:

 

It's not on there, it's just a list of famous first albums & famous band's first albums, as it'll go around their forums, everyone tries to rig it, NME gets lots of dough from all hits they've received.

 

But yeah, where's:

 

Suicide - Suicide

Public Image Limited - Metal Box

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works

Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children

Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

Massive Attack - Blue Lines

The Rapture - Echoes

 

Could go on for days.

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It's not on there, it's just a list of famous first albums & famous band's first albums, as it'll go around their forums, everyone tries to rig it, NME gets lots of dough from all hits they've received.

 

But yeah, where's:

 

Suicide - Suicide

Public Image Limited - Metal Box

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works

Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children

Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

Massive Attack - Blue Lines

The Rapture - Echoes

 

Could go on for days.

 

Yeah I don't think NME are about to put those two on a poll. Shame, though.

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