893 Essential Debut Albums

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  1. 1.
    Pearl Jam:

    Pearl Jam
    Ten
  2. 2.
    Led Zeppelin:

    Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin
  3. 3.
    R.E.M.:

    R.E.M.
    Murmur
  4. 4.
    Weezer:

    Weezer
    Weezer
  5. 5.
    Beastie Boys:

    Beastie Boys
    Licensed to Ill
  6. 6.
    Guns N Roses:

    Guns N Roses
    Appetite For Destruction
  7. 7.
    Lauryn Hill:

    Lauryn Hill
    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
  8. 8.
    Arcade Fire:

    Arcade Fire
    Funeral
  9. 9.
    Jimi Hendrix Experience:

    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Are You Experienced
  10. 10.
    The Cars:

    The Cars
    The Cars
  11. 11.
    The Strokes:

    The Strokes
    Is This It
  12. 12.
    The Clash:

    The Clash
    The Clash
  13. 13.
    Bon Iver:

    Bon Iver
    For Emma, Forever Ago
  14. 14.
    Elvis Costello:

    Elvis Costello
    My Aim is True
  15. 15.
    Rage Against The Machine:

    Rage Against The Machine
    Rage Against The Machine
  16. 16.
    U2:

    U2
    Boy
  17. 17.
    Fiona Apple:

    Fiona Apple
    Tidal
  18. 18.
    The Beatles:

    The Beatles
    Please, Please Me
  19. 19.
    Nine Inch Nails:

    Nine Inch Nails
    Pretty Hate Machine
  20. 20.
    Violent Femmes:

    Violent Femmes
    Violent Femmes
  21. 21.
    The Velvet Underground:

    The Velvet Underground
    The Velvet Underground and Nico
  22. 22.
    Liz Phair:

    Liz Phair
    Exile In Guyville
  23. 23.
    The Killers:

    The Killers
    Hot Fuss
  24. 24.
    Ramones:

    Ramones
    Ramones
  25. 25.
    Nirvana:

    Nirvana
    Bleach
  26. 26.
    Adele:

    Adele
    19
  27. 27.
    Van Halen:

    Van Halen
    Van Halen
  28. 28.
    Talking Heads:

    Talking Heads
    Talking Heads: 77
  29. 29.
    Oasis:

    Oasis
    Definitely Maybe
  30. 30.
    The Doors:

    The Doors
    The Doors
  31. 31.
    Joy Division:

    Joy Division
    Unknown Pleasures
  32. 32.
    Patti Smith:

    Patti Smith
    Horses
  33. 33.
    Boston:

    Boston
    Boston
  34. 34.
    Vampire Weekend:

    Vampire Weekend
    Vampire Weekend
  35. 35.
    Pixies:

    Pixies
    Surfer Rosa
  36. 36.
    Bruce Springsteen:

    Bruce Springsteen
    Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
  37. 37.
    Sex Pistols:

    Sex Pistols
    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
  38. 38.
    Jeff Buckley:

    Jeff Buckley
    Grace
  39. 39.
    Dr. Dre:

    Dr. Dre
    The Chronic
  40. 40.
    Madonna:

    Madonna
    Madonna
  41. 41.
    Black Sabbath:

    Black Sabbath
    Black Sabbath
  42. 42.
    Bjork:

    Bjork
    Debut
  43. 43.
    Devo:

    Devo
    Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
  44. 44.
    Florence and the Machine:

    Florence and the Machine
    Lungs
  45. 45.
    The Go-Go's:

    The Go-Go's
    Beauty and the Beat
  46. 46.
    Mumford and Sons:

    Mumford and Sons
    Sigh No More
  47. 47.
    N.W.A:

    N.W.A
    Straight Outta Compton
  48. 48.
    The B-52's:

    The B-52's
    The B-52's
  49. 49.
    The Police:

    The Police
    Outlandos d'Amour
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