Greatest Debut Albums of All Time

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Greatest Debut Album of All Time for any style of music.

The Top Ten

1 Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses

How the hell is this not number 1!?!?! It's the best selling debut album! - DunnaNunnaBatman

This is supposed to be number one - bobbythebrony

2 Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Better than Electric Ladyland. This has most of the hits: Purple Haze, Wind Cries Mary, Hey Joe, Fire, Foxey Lady, Red House... definitely his best - dlbk03

3 Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols
4 Kill 'Em All - Metallica
5 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
6 In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
7 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
8 Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
9 Marquee Moon - Television
10 Please Please Me - The Beatles

The Contenders

11 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

It's kind of strange to think that metal was born in only one day. This album blows my mind every time I listen to it. Pure heavy, blues, magic.

12 Fallen - Evanescence
13 Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
14 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

My opinion that Should be number 1. Best debut album all of time.

15 Holy Diver - Dio
16 The Clash - The Clash
17 Dire Straits - Dire Straits

I recommand it to all who haven't heard it yet. It's definitely one of the greatest debut albums ever and one of Dire Straits' most finest albums

18 The Doors - The Doors

Anything with Light My Fire, Break on Through, and The End is good in my book. - PetSounds

19 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd
20 High Voltage - AC/DC
21 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
22 The Fame - Lady Gaga
23 Amerikkka's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
24 The Ramones - The Ramones

Punk starts here - RecklessGreed

25 Santana - Santana
26 Ten - Pearl Jam
27 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
28 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
29 Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho
30 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Really this low? This album rules!

31 Hot Fuss - The Killers
32 Elton John - Elton John
33 Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
34 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys
35 Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys
36 Illmatic - Nas
37 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds

The Byrds were often called "the American Beatles"

38 Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield

A great band who did not get along well, and hated touring, so dissolved after a short time. the HOF careers of its HOF members like Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Messina prove just how great they could have been.

39 Fresh Cream - Cream
40 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Classic album, with Neil Young looking out the window on the back of the cover.

41 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

Real name: Robert Zimmerman

Not a debut album - RecklessGreed

42 Eagles - Eagles
43 #1 Record - Big Star
44 Horses - Patti Smith
45 The Stooges - The Stooges
46 Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne
47 My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
48 Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
49 The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band
50 Leon Russell - Leon Russell
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Alice in Hell - Annihilator
2. Kill 'Em All - Metallica
3. Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
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1. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
2. Holy Diver - Dio
3. Amerikkka's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
Rambles
1. The Fame - Lady Gaga
2. Fallen - Evanescence
3. Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
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