:: Saturday, July 08, 2006 ::
Uncut lists greatest debut albums ever
From Earvolution comes word that UK music magazine Uncut has named The Velvet Underground & Nico the greatest debut album in rock and roll history.

"Bearing an Andy Warhol designed cover, the VU's 1967 album has made up in influence what it lacked in overall sales. Brian Eno summed the album up best: 'Only a thousand people bought the first Velvet Underground album, but all of them went on to form a band.'"

Here's the complete list:
  1. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  2. Marquee Moon - Television
  3. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (No. 1 in my book)
  4. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
  5. Music From Big Pink - The Band
  6. The Clash - The Clash (a close runner-up to Experienced from my view)
  7. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
  8. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
  9. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
  10. The Stooges - The Stooges
Not to be outdone, Rolling Stone critics offer a list of their own.

What the heck. I might as well offer up my off-the-cuff list as well.
  1. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  2. The Clash - The Clash
  3. Ramones - Ramones
  4. 77 - Talking Heads
  5. Pretenders - Pretenders
  6. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
  7. My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
  8. Never Mind the Bollocks - Sex Pistols
  9. B-52s - The B-52s
  10. Outlandos D'Amour - The Police

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