Now that the holidays are in the rearview mirror, the times to be nostalgic are gone as well, right? WRONG!
We’re in the mood for a little nostalgia and have come up with a list you will either love or hate, unlike the finale of “The Sopranos,” which everyone still hates.
We’ve decided to come up with a list to end all lists. The list of the Top Five Rock Debut Albums and rest assured, there is no site of anything Creed related (if you’re a fan of Creed, your little secret is safe with us.)
So here it is, in no particular order - our list of the Top Five Rock Debut Albums:
1. Pearl Jam – Ten – 1991
Eddie Vedder’s distinctive voice is the foundation of the debut album that included hits like “Jeremy,” “Alive,” “Black” and “Even Flow.” Most of all, the album’s songs are still widely heard and influential to this day.
2. Metallica – Kill ‘Em All – 1983
Heavy metal went to a new place with Metallica's debut album. This was a fresh sound that was unapologetic and relentless, and had the potential to literally melt your face off. Hit songs include “Jump in the Fire,” “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” and “Seek & Destroy.”
3. U2 – Boy – 1980
The lads from Ireland came with a purpose. Bono and the boys have always brought a big message and most of the songs on this debut album have a huge sound to them. Edge’s ringing-guitar is the backbone for this textured album that includes tracks like “I Will Follow” and “Out of Control.”
4. Bush – Sixteen Stone – 1994
Much like The Who, Bush hit their peak right from the start. Gavin Rossdale and the guys rocked it with tracks like “Machinehead” and “Glycerine”. The album's other memorable hits included “Everything Zen” and “Little Things.”
5. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction – 1987
When Guns N’ Roses burst on the scene in the late-80s, Axl Rose’s unique vocals and Slash’s insane guitar riffs were enough to grab anyone’s attention. Add a little drama into the mix, and GNR quickly became one of the most iconic bands in rock history. With songs like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” the album still goes down as GNR’s best.
Think we missed some legendary albums? Feel free to comment and let us know the good, the bad and the ugly of this list. Don’t be shy, have at it!
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