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Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

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100. Lady Gaga - The Fame

Lady Gaga - The Fame
October 28, 2008
Critic Score
65
11 reviews

98. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!

Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
March 5, 1979
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

97. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
November 19, 1996
Critic Score
95
8 reviews

96. Madonna - Madonna

Madonna - Madonna
July 27, 1983
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
Still, without overstepping the modest ambitions of minimal funk, Madonna issues an irresistible invitation to the dance.

94. The Who - My Generation

The Who - My Generation
December 3, 1965
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

92. Moby Grape - Moby Grape

Moby Grape - Moby Grape
June 6, 1967
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

91. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
88
12 reviews

90. Big Star - #1 Record

Big Star - #1 Record
April 1, 1972
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

89. Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's

Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's
August 20, 1982
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

88. Daft Punk - Homework

Daft Punk - Homework
March 25, 1997
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

86. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
89
24 reviews

Lamar is an unlikely star: a storyteller, not a braggart or punch-line rapper, setting spiritual yearnings and moral dilemmas against a backdrop of gang violence and police brutality.

84. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
February 14, 1985
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

81. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

79. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
March 23, 1956
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

77. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Critic Score
73
21 reviews

74. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
86
19 reviews

Four pouty kids from South London, barely out of their teens, the xx see nothing wrong with playing Timbaland or Jam and Lewis-style R&B with an indie band's chops.

73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
February 26, 2002
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

72. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
January 12, 1969
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

71. Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?

Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?
July 28, 1992
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

70. PJ Harvey - Dry

PJ Harvey - Dry
June 30, 1992
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

69. Wire - Pink Flag

Wire - Pink Flag
December 1, 1977
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77

Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
September 16, 1977
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

67. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
February 6, 2003
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

66. The Stooges - The Stooges

The Stooges - The Stooges
August 5, 1969
Critic Score
86
3 reviews

63. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
October 14, 1983
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

62. Roxy Music - Roxy Music

Roxy Music - Roxy Music
June 16, 1972
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

61. The Libertines - Up The Bracket

The Libertines - Up The Bracket
October 14, 2002
Critic Score
86
6 reviews
Eventually every song will kick in from a slightly different angle, including faux folk and cracked ballad.

60. Fiona Apple - Tidal

Fiona Apple - Tidal
July 23, 1996
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

57. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
72
15 reviews

56. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

55. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
July 15, 1997
Critic Score
84
4 reviews

54. Metallica - Kill 'Em All

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25, 1983
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

52. U2 - Boy

U2 - Boy
October 20, 1980
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

51. The Smiths - The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
90
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-100-greatest-debut-albums-of-all-time-20130322
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