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Uncut’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums

Another list to argue about! I think they did a pretty good job. Except for the ridiculously high Arctic Monkeys.

100. The Arcade Fire – Funeral
99. Suede – Suede
98. Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
97. Vashti Bunyan – Just Another Diamond Day
96. PJ Harvey – Dry
95. The White Stripes – The White Stripes
94. Mercury Rev – Yerself Is Steam
93. The Birthday Party – Prayers On Fire
92. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
91. Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses
90. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
89. Elastica – Elastica
88. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
87. Dr Feelgood – Down By The Jetty
86. The Undertones – The Undertones
85. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
84. Tricky – Maxinquaye
83. Little Feat – Little Feat
82. The Pop Group – Y
81. Pearl Jam – Ten
80. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick
79. Jackson Brown – Jackson Brown
78. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
77. Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
76. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
75. The LA’s – The LA’s
74. Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
73. Pavement – Slanted And Enchanted
72. The Strokes – Is This It
71. Scritti Politti – Songs To Remember
70. Judee Sill – Judee Sill
69. Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
68. Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen
67. Suicide – Suicide
66. Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
65. Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
64. Neu! – Neu!
63. Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
62. The Associates – The Affectionate Punch
61. Leonard Coen – The Songs Of Leonard Coen
60. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
59. U2 – Boy
58. The Hardin – Tim Hardin 1
57. Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
56. Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan
55. Ian Dury – New Boots & Panties!!
54. Randy Newman – Randy Newman
53. De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
52. ABC – The Lexican Of Love
51. Moby Grape – Moby Grape

50. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
49. Talking Heads – 77
48. The Pretenders – The Pretenders
47. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
46. The Slits – Cut
45. Jeff Buckley – Grace
44. Orange Juice – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever
43. Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Scream
42. The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
41. Public Enemy – Yo! Bum Rush The Show
40. Wire – Pink Flag
39. Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
38. Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk
37. Magazine – Real Life
36. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am…
35. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
34. Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill
33. Gang Of 4 – Entertainment!
32. MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
31. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True
30. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
29. Nick Drake – 5 Leaves Left
28. The Doors – The Doors
27. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
26. Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield
25. The Mothers Of Invention – Freak Out!
24. Big Star – #1 Record
23. The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace Of Sin
22. R.E.M. – Murmur
21. The Smiths – The Smiths
20. The Specials – The Specials
19. The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…
18. Patti Smith – Horses
17. The Beatles – Please Please Me
16. New York Dolls – New York Dolls
15. The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
14. Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
13. The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
12. Ramones – Ramones
11. The Who – My Generation
10. The Stooges – The Stooges
9. Roxy Music – Roxy Music
8. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
7. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
6. The Clash – The Clash
5. The Band – Music From Big Pink
4. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
2. Televsion – Marquee Moon
1. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico