Greatest Debut Album for a Band
The Top Ten
This and Boston's debut are the best. - Metarock
Yep. Definitely. One of the few bands that produced some of their finest works in their first album. Need evidence? Sweet Child, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, etc. Not to mention that it's the best selling debut album of all time.
The best selling debut album of all time. Appetite for Destruction has such legendary songs as Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, etc... There's really no comparison.
How is Metallica's Kill 'Em All first? This is the best-selling debut album in history! I understand why Led Zeppelin is ahead of this, but seriously? Metallica is good, but not best-debut-album good.V 21 Comments
Led Zeppelin 1 completely redefined all of rock and roll forever. Led Zeppelin's hard, power driven sound in their first album anchored them a place on rock and rolls history forever, and laid the foundations for metal. Most times, a band doesn't take off until their 3rd or 4th album, and even if they do well on their first album their musicians haven't reached their peak yet, but all members of led zeppelin hit the ground running on that album and as a result made one of the most influential albums of all times. I think it's also worth mentioning that most bands who do successfully put out a great debut album fall from glory and never put out an album as good. Boston for example, is only known for that first album, but Led zeppelin only got better after their first album. Led Zeppelin 1 is truly legendary and will never be matched.
The album's opening riff, Good Times Bad Times, is one of the greatest things to happen to rock music.
The only album in the top ten worth voting for. The others are either bad but according to their fans the best ever or aren't that great. At least Zeppelin is on here, even if Linkin Park is number one, which is complete nonsense.
Not a single song on appetite for destruction or kill em all even compares with dazed and confused. This album is widely considered one of the greatest albums ever made. Dazed and confused, communication breakdown, good times bad times, and how many more times. Those are some of the greatest rock songs ever recorded. I'm sorry but this albums blows any other album on this list out of the water.V 6 Comments
First song, Hit The Lights, fast and and awesome solo, then comes The Four Horsemen, nice solo with some awesome riffs, then Motorbreath, another fast one with awesome vocals by Het! Then the anthemic Jump In The Fire with its awesome riff, then Pulling Teeth, the amazing bass solo by Cliff and has memorable bass licks that will be the best bass work ever! Then the headbanging classic Whiplash and awesome solo in Phantom Lord, soon followed by a awesome screaming vocals and guitar solos in No Remorse, then come again another anthemic classic Seek And Destroy and to close the classic album the fast and furious Metal Militia!
I have no album with greater energy levels than this. I wonder how could they write such amazing riffs and solos and songs at such a young age and in the first album. Simply amazing.
Metallica changed metal. It was first all anout hair, looks, songs about sex drugs and more sex. Metallica changed that. The most hardcore album to debut for a band is definitely Kill Em All. No doubt Guns 'N' Roses are awesome but Metallica made heavy music the greatest genre of all time. And this album started it!
Killer album! Seek and Destroy and Phantom Lord are the best!V 6 Comments
Great album, and almost sold more than Appetite for Destruction
this was the the out put of great struggle of LP to the chart... they rocks... world know that. most of people denies. who cares. balls to them
The best album ever. Every song is purely awesome. A must listen album for Rock lovers. Linkin Park's the best.
The perfect debut album and only Linkin Park could make it as good as it was and still is. - lukestheman4V 8 Comments
This is at number 20?! Not even in the top ten?! Too many people here are not experienced!
This album is like a greatest hits album just by itself. I think this should be number 1. - Sabbath
Number 2 only because of Sgt. Pepper
mettalicca? you got to be kiding me. what has music come to nowadays. people are starting to like emo music. this album is the home to hits like purple, hey joe, and FIRE! although electric ladyland is the best hendrix album. - russianV 4 Comments
This debut made rock n roll history how is it this low it should be at #1 "runnin'. With the devil" is one of rocks greatest songs period put this album at number one NOW!
this album is pure gold
the birth of one of the greatest bands of all time!
this album took guitar to a whole new level - OzzyVanHalen
This one's gonna be hard to beat because of all the hits and that it turned the music industry in a different direction.V 3 Comments
Awesome album..; also rated as the best debut album by rolling stones
By far the best
No it was not but I should be.
My favorite debut album ever! Jim's voice is perfection. - KillerQueen1774
My vote for greatest debut album of all time. Every track is a classic. No filler.
The debut album of Ray, John, Robbie, and Jim gives such chilling epics as Light My Fire, Twentieth Century Fox, Break on Through (To the Other Side), and Soul Kitchen. However, the track at the end of the album, appropriately titled "The End", has some of The Doors' most poetic lyrics, as well a reference to the Oedipus complex. A must own for music collectors. - c0mf0rta61ynum6
My favorite debut album ever. Will remain cutting edge for generations. Spurned from a concert in the head of one of the greatest of the greats. No downside.V 2 Comments
No doubt this is the best album of all time
#1all the way
No other debut album still has every song on it still being played on radio to this day, period. That's why Boston is still #1-- they play more different chords in 4 measures than some bands have in their entire catalog, and they defined for all time what a proper rock ballad sounds like.
All 8 songs on this album are played on the radio still to this day! This album sold 21 million copies worldwide! Such a great album.V 9 Comments
This debut Beatles record demands to be placed higher. Maybe just in the top Ten is enough for how great a debut this is. 14 songs of pure raw blissful music! P.S. I love you.
One of the best debuts ever! It needs to be higher.
This wasn't their debut
Their best album. - JoLeKosovo
How is it not number 1? Clearly the best debut album of all time
Has to be in the top 10! Lads off the council estate in Manchester produce a flawless album
Should be #1, the NME voted it the greatest album of all time! - Monners55
Should place in the top ten
Way better than the Hybrid Theory or Are You ExperiencedV 1 Comment
This album gave birth to metal - Sabbath
Album is completely nasty. Kill 'Em All is overrated - UFasten8Me
Tis rocks along wiv appetite 4 destruction nd hybrid theory - eddie95mufc
The lyrics, man.
How can all of you forget this album? Everything about this album is perfect, the guitars are raw, the bass is loud and the drums are not as good as Nicko but it is still acceptable. Paul Di'anno's voice is almost to Bruce's level - admonlee
Best! Excellent! MasterPiece
It should be number 1 for sure - ChameleonKing
Gun N' Roses number one?! What?! Hahaaahaha! In the Court of the Crimson King is such a better album musically, creatively, influentially, and lyrically. I have no idea why people love Gun N' Roses so much. I used to love them when I was 14, and there was a guy who knew a lot about music who told me they were garbage. I didn't believe him, but now that I'm older, and I appreciate music so much more, I realize he was right. This, however, is true music. The firsr track on this album alone out-rocks anything Gun N' Roses ever did.
In the Court of the Crimson Kiing Aaah, I love this track of the album
Superb debut album for Evanescence with hits like My Immortal, Bring Me To Life and Going Under - MatrixGuy
Growing up in the 80's we all had a couple songs from this album in our tape player. A true legacy to this album is that songs are still played at sporting events and functions some 35 years later! A great debut album, a great band... Wake up Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!
Only 29? Wow, this is horrible! This album is maybe the best ever, and people put it behind Metallica, Linkin Park and AC/DC who are in fact only trying to say: "Look at my overdriven guitar! " That's ridiculous when we know this album is full of poetry, surrealism, bright vocals work, psychedelic fantasy and even space rock sounds. Syd Barrett genius on lyrics and guitars have been forgotten and this is really a shame!
This album has my favorite Pink Floyd song ever. Astronomy Domine and it's the one with Syd Barrett. The versions of that song with Gilmour aren't that good.
Syd Barrett is just genius and anyone could say something else. This album shows it with "Astronomy Domine" "Mathilda Mother" "Lucifer Sam" "INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE! "... This one of the best debut ever
The only 2 albums this should be behind on this list are Led Zeppelin I and are you experienced.V 3 Comments
A great debut album by a great band. I'd call it better than LZ's debut, and that's tough to beat!
Yeah, whoever added about going to see Queen, I'm VERY VERY VERY jealous. More than your daughter. Try to believe me. It's 100 percent true. (reply to this comment--) "Who would have thought they would become legends, I was fortunate enough to see them at wembley in 86 on it's a kind of magic tour, and magic it was (daughter is so jealous). "
Who would have thought they would become legends, I was fortunate enough to see them at wembley in 86 on it's a kind of magic tour, and magic it was (daughter is so jealous).
This debut is dynamic, heavy and so much more. With songs like "Liar" or "Great King Rat" it just explodes into your ears. In my opinion it's an even better debut than LZ.
This is a duplicate - Dade
Since when is Ozzy Osbourne a band?
Their 1st album is amazing! The vocals are raw and their feeling of anger in songs makes them look like they're really angry. They used this anger to make these epic songs on them. From melodic songs such as Wait and Bleed and Me Inside, to songs that creep you out such as Purity and Prosthetics, to straight up songs that make you wanna say "F*** you! " Such as Eyeless, Surfacing, and Eeyore - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Amazing album, 1 of the best grunge albums ever - RustyNail
Should be way higher - imabigpotato
Never found such a perfect listen in my entire life. This Album is amazing. "Say it Ain't So", "Undone (The Sweater Sonf)", and "Buddy Holly" may be the most recognized songs from this album, but if you want more of that Weezer style rock, check out the rest of this album. You won't regret it, I can guarantee.
I'm not going to claim that this should be number 1 or even in the top 10. I do believe that it should be higher than some of the other crap that' on the list that's currently above it. It's number 1 on my list, but obviously my opinion isn't everyone else's opinion. - Aweso
While this album certainly isn't Rush's best album, it's fantastic, and deserves a higher rank on this list.
I love how they started off their music career with a dark, grungy, heavy sound. And they continue to carry it on with their other albums.
Awesome debut and one of the greatest punk rock records ever.
1. Appetite for Destruction - Guns n' Roses
2. Ten - Pearl Jam
3. Forever Young - Alphaville
4. The Doors - The Doors
5. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys
6. Van Halen - Van Halen
7. Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne (solo debut)
8. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. Kill 'em All - Metallica
10. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
11. Alice in Hell - Annihilator
12. High Voltage - AC/DC (international debut)
13. Fallen - Evanescence
14. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
15. Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! - Megadeth
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Christangrant is right. This album deserves to be higher. Track for track, all of the songs are good. - Gg2000
Why is this so low on the list it has classics like Tuesdays Gone Simple Man and Free Bird - christangrant
Just because an album was the first to be released internationally doesn't make it a 'debut'. - ParasN2000
Why isn't this higher? "TNT" and "It's A Long Way To The Top" are on this album?
It's already on here.
I think this album deserves to be higher than it is
The beginning of nirvana. even if nirvana kept going with the angry grunge rock, this is a great album
HOW WAS THIS NOT ON THE LIST! This is one of the best albums ever released, let alone as a debut album. Not as good a Metallica or Led Zeppelin, but it most certainly deserves to be in the top ten. - Potato1029
Should be higher than snoop dogg - imabigpotato
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