Top 50 Best Ever Debut Albums: The Full List

Regular readers will know of my involvement in compiling Top 50 music lists – indeed, I’ve posted my complete 1970s and 1990s albums lists here in the past. For more information on the Top 50 Albums Lists project and more details of my Debut Albums choices, visit the Top 50s blog. You can also find a wide selection of other Top 50s from various different music fans over on the List of Lists.

50) The Charlatans – Some Friendly (1990)

49) The Verve – A Storm In Heaven (1993)

48) Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (1995)

47) Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic (1996)

46) Elliott Smith – Roman Candle (1994)

45) Gram Parsons – GP (1973)

44) Daft Punk – Homework (1997)

43) The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)

42) Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)

41) Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – 101 Damnations (1990)

40) The Prodigy – Experience (1992)

39) dEUS – Worst Case Scenario (1994)

38) Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)

37) Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

36) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (I) (1969)

35) Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987)

34) Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes (1992)

33) Leftfield – Leftism (1995)

32) PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)

31) Ramones – Ramones (1976)

30) Temple Of The Dog – Temple Of The Dog (1990)

29) Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

28) Tool – Undertow (1993)

27) Mogwai – Mogwai Young Team (1997)

26) New York Dolls – New York Dolls (1973)

25) Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material (1979)

24) Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

23) Patti Smith – Horses (1975)

22) Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)

21) The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

20) Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986)

19) Machine Head – Burn My Eyes (1994)

18) Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

17) The Wildhearts – Earth Vs. The Wildhearts (1993)

16) Tricky – Maxinquaye (1995)

15) Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)

14) Burial – Burial (2006)

13) Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)

12) Nirvana – Bleach (1989)

11) R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)

10) Soul II Soul – Club Classics Volume One (1989)

9) The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)

8) Dr. Feelgood – Down By The Jetty (1975)

7) The Clash – The Clash (1977)

6) DJ Shadow – Endtroducing… (1996)

5) Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

4) Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)

3) Portishead – Dummy (1994)

2) Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)

1) Massive Attack – Blue Lines (1991)

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