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
Pop
Critic Score
65
11 reviews
User Score
68
236 reviews

99. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin

The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
February 1, 1969
Country
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
88
7 reviews

98. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!

Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
March 5, 1979
New Wave
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

97. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
November 19, 1996
Hip Hop
Critic Score
95
8 reviews
User Score
91
301 reviews

96. Madonna - Madonna

Madonna - Madonna
July 27, 1983
Pop
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
79
122 reviews
Still, without overstepping the modest ambitions of minimal funk, Madonna issues an irresistible invitation to the dance.
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95. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard

Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
March 1, 1957
Rock & Roll
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
88
11 reviews

94. The Who - My Generation

The Who - My Generation
December 3, 1965
Rock
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
86
42 reviews

93. The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me

The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
March 16, 2004
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
86
7 reviews

92. Moby Grape - Moby Grape

Moby Grape - Moby Grape
June 6, 1967
Folk Rock
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
89
8 reviews

91. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Electropop
Critic Score
88
12 reviews
User Score
83
161 reviews

90. Big Star - #1 Record

Big Star - #1 Record
April 1, 1972
Power Pop
Critic Score
94
3 reviews
User Score
87
34 reviews

89. Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's

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

88. Daft Punk - Homework

Daft Punk - Homework
March 25, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
76
6 reviews
User Score
83
191 reviews

87. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
November 21, 2000
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
5 reviews
User Score
83
34 reviews

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

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
89
24 reviews
User Score
90
1047 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.

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85. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
November 3, 1992
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
88
124 reviews

84. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
February 14, 1985
Pop
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
84
15 reviews

83. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full

Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
July 7, 1987
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
User Score
87
36 reviews

82. The Congos - Heart of the Congos

The Congos - Heart of the Congos
January 1, 1977
Roots Reggae
Critic Score
100
3 reviews
User Score
89
18 reviews

81. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
94
4 reviews
User Score
89
72 reviews

80. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
June 21, 1965
Folk Rock
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
88
14 reviews

79. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
March 23, 1956
Rock & Roll
Critic Score
100
3 reviews
User Score
86
31 reviews

78. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
March 13, 1989
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
100
5 reviews
User Score
89
225 reviews

77. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
21 reviews
User Score
69
142 reviews

76. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
August 28, 1978
New Wave
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
88
44 reviews

75. The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat

The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
June 8, 1981
New Wave
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

74. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
83
546 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.

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73. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
February 26, 2002
Jazz
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
79
40 reviews

72. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
January 12, 1969
Hard Rock
Critic Score
91
6 reviews
User Score
89
237 reviews

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

Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?
July 28, 1992
R&B
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
80
11 reviews

70. PJ Harvey - Dry

PJ Harvey - Dry
June 30, 1992
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
92
4 reviews
User Score
86
83 reviews

69. Wire - Pink Flag

Wire - Pink Flag
December 1, 1977
Art Punk
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
90
111 reviews

68. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77

Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
September 16, 1977
Art Punk
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
86
123 reviews

67. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
February 6, 2003
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
79
65 reviews

66. The Stooges - The Stooges

The Stooges - The Stooges
August 5, 1969
Garage Rock
Critic Score
86
3 reviews
User Score
88
85 reviews

65. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
June 22, 1993
Indie Rock
Critic Score
96
5 reviews
User Score
86
43 reviews

64. The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It

The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
May 1, 1980
New Wave
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
76
5 reviews

63. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
October 14, 1983
Pop Rock
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
84
21 reviews

62. Roxy Music - Roxy Music

Roxy Music - Roxy Music
June 16, 1972
Art Rock
Critic Score
81
3 reviews
User Score
87
24 reviews

61. The Libertines - Up The Bracket

The Libertines - Up The Bracket
October 14, 2002
Post-Punk
Critic Score
86
6 reviews
User Score
82
71 reviews
Eventually every song will kick in from a slightly different angle, including faux folk and cracked ballad.
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60. Fiona Apple - Tidal

Fiona Apple - Tidal
July 23, 1996
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
User Score
83
101 reviews

59. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
April 29, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
83
127 reviews

58. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
October 20, 1989
Industrial Rock
Critic Score
95
3 reviews
User Score
87
84 reviews

57. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Indietronica
Critic Score
72
15 reviews
User Score
80
255 reviews

56. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
18 reviews
User Score
87
488 reviews

55. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
July 15, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
4 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

54. Metallica - Kill 'Em All

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25, 1983
Thrash Metal
Critic Score
88
4 reviews
User Score
86
99 reviews

53. New York Dolls - New York Dolls

New York Dolls - New York Dolls
July 27, 1973
Glam Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
86
27 reviews

52. U2 - Boy

U2 - Boy
October 20, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
User Score
79
59 reviews

51. The Smiths - The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
90
4 reviews
User Score
87
185 reviews
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