The best debut albums of all time
Jay-Z: - ‘Reasonable Doubt’ (1996) -‘Reasonable Doubt’ established Hova as one of his generation’s finest rappers.
Arctic Monkeys: - ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ (2006) -In the era of indie-rock bands, Arctic Monkeys quickly became a major success.
Nirvana: - ‘Bleach’ (1989) -Recorded for US$600, Nirvana’s debut album already showed the band's ability of mixing punk.
Lorde: - 'Pure Heroine' (2013) -Coming straight out of New Zealand, 16-year-old Lorde got a major breakthrough with her coming-of-age.
Elvis Presley: - ‘Elvis Presley’ (1956) -In 1955, RCA Records bought Elvis Presley’s contract, singles.
The Beatles: - ‘Please Please Me’ (1963) -With songs like 'Twist and Shout' and 'I Saw Her Standing There.
Taylor Swift: - ‘Taylor Swift’ (2006) -Taylor was only 16, but she got the whole world listening to her and her guitar.
Lady Gaga: - ‘The Fame’ (2008) -The birth of one of the greatest pop divas, Gaga’s debut was a game changer.
Madonna: - ‘Madonna’ (1983) -Loaded with hits like 'Borderline,' 'Holiday,' and 'Like a Virgin,' the album introduced one of the most important voices in the history of modern music.
Kanye West: - ‘The College Dropout’ (2004) -Kanye West was already a well-established producer when he decided he wanted to be a star.