Coffee Break: Strong debut albums

Guns N' Roses
Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose, Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, performing in California in 1986. (Marc S Canter/Getty Images, via NPR)

Today in 1987, Guns N' Roses released their debut album Appetite for Destruction on Geffen Records. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is one of the best-selling records of all time, and is the best-selling debut album of all time, though the album wasn't popular at first. It wasn't until the year after it was released that it became a massive commercial success, after the band toured and received airplay with its huge singles "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child o' Mine," and "Paradise City."

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear off of strong debut records?

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Songs played

Lauryn Hill - Everything Is Everything
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Nas - NY State Of Mind
The Strokes - Last Nite
Joy Division - Disorder
Patti Smith - Gloria


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