The Best Rock Debut Albums
Staying on the music theme ... another list! No commentary this time--just my astute opinion, submitted for your approval (or mockery).
Same criteria as the last music list--influence, skill, listenability, and endurance--with a strong nod to innovation as well. One note: "Supergroups," made up of well-established members of other groups, are not eligible ... so even if they would make the list otherwise (doubtful), you will not see Asia or GTR here.
So here are the top 25 rock debut albums, judged by me.
25. Bad Company, Bad Company
24. Queen, Queen
23. The Cars, The Cars
22. Steely Dan, Can't Buy a Thrill
21. Stone Temple Pilots, Core
20. Tesla, Mechanical Resonance
19. Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
18. Foreigner, Foreigner
17. The Black Crowes, Shake Your Money Maker
16. Ratt, Out of the Cellar
15. Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden
14. Kiss, Kiss
13. Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority
12. Aerosmith, Aerosmith
11. Boston, Boston
10. Pearl Jam, Ten
9. Rush, Rush
8. The Police, Outlandos d'Amour
7. King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King
6. The Doors, The Doors
5. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
4. Guns 'N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
3. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin
2. Van Halen, Van Halen
1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced?