DEBUT ALBUMS THAT STILL PLAY WELL
All these years later and you can still get a decent play out of these albums. They may not be classic but they are still brilliant.
- •Travis - The Man Who (1999)With a decided dose of melancholy and just the right amount of radio friendly singles littering this fine album, 'The Man Who' will transport you, at best, to the first time you ever heard Francis' warbling, dulcet tones.
- •Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (2009)This is a strong debut that has never really been topped by the band.
- •Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008)The most hipstery band made their debut on an album full of jittery, geeky and try hard afro pop that still gets you jerking awkwardly on some dancefloor (trying to look like you're not really that into it all).
- •Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago (2007)Vernon can't fail. This debut will never fade. Long after you're sick of 'Skinny Love' you remember the genius of 'Creature Fear' and 'Wolves'.
- •Damien Rice - O (2002)Eternal miserist, Rice penned a debut of emotional ballads that stand the test of time.
- •Strand of Oaks - Leave Ruin (2009)Fragile, beautiful and deep, these songs were possibly Showalters best works.
- •U2 - Boy (1980)Before they were musical terrorists invading our iPhones they were angry, disillusioned, energetic and kickass.
- •The Rolling Stones - Around and Around (1964)Before Jagger pranced around with a Union Jack they were four London lads hot on the mod scene. Their debut may have been heavily overshadowed by their later smash singles, this is still a very worthy debut.
- •The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)The equivalent of a bangerz album, this pretentiously polished pop album is undeniable brilliant. Try not to like it I dare you.
- •The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)The birth of punk. Simple as that.