Monday, February 28, 2011

The Super 8 Debut Albums Blog Hop!!!

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Today is the Super 8 Debut Albums Blog Hop and let me tell you it was not easy to pick my top 8. (please visit all the blogs participating by clicking their links in the blog hop list at the end of the post)  What I ended up doing was just picking my personal favorite 8 Debut albums that came out during my lifetime.  At the end of my list I will share a few honorable mentions that came out before my day.  So here it is, my 8 personal favorite debut albums. (In no particular order)

Number 8

Need I say more?

Number 7
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An amazing debut album, and one that I can personally listen to from track 1 until the end.  With tracks like Sunday Morning, This Love, Harder to Breathe, and Shiver, Maroon 5 knocked it out of the park with this one.  To this day my wife and I still argue over whether this is the best Maroon 5 CD or not, quite a feat for a debut album to be considered your best.

Number 6
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The first CD I ever owned!  This might be the CD that cemented my love for Heavy Metal.  It also introduced me personally to the whole idea of Rap/Rock which is still very popular today although some bash the genre.  Personal favorite tracks: Know your Enemy & Freedom.

Number 5

Rap is something I still can't decide whether I love or hate.  There are so many great rap albums out there but then again there are 5 shitty ones for every great one.  One that sits right up at the top of the list for me though is Doggystyle from the one and only S-N double O-P/D-O double G.  Lodi Dodi and Gin and Juice are my favorites off this debut record.  Murder was the case wasn't bad either, however I never understood why there were so many versions of the song out at the time.

Number 4

Do I seriously even need to explain this one?  I will say though, against popular opinion that Black is my favorite song on the album for the simple fact that it brings me back to my youth, plus it was always fun to try to figure out just what the hell Eddie was saying.

Number 3
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Another one that brings me back!  Appetite might possibly be the best of all the GnR albums.  I know, I know the Spaghetti Incident(?) is better right?  Wrong, stop going against the grain just for the sake of being different.  You know this album still rocks your world to this day.  Sweet Child O' Mine & Mr. Brownstone take the cake with Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City close behind.

Number 2

I absolutely love this CD!  After many months of talking shit about this group I finally gave in to my wife and gave them a listen.  WOW, was I amazed!  I might not necessarily listen to every single song on the CD but the ones that I do are "must have" tracks on any mp3 player that I own.  Also this album is another in the great debate as to whether a debut album can be a bands best.

Number 1
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This CD is my absolute favorite debut album of all time.  Every single track is a monster jam, and at the time of its release I think everyone was saying what do these crazy white dudes from NY think they are doing in the rap game?  Well I think it only took one try for them to solidify their status in the world of rap with Licensed to Ill.  Once again it's very hard to argue that this isn't the Beastie Boys best album.  Favorite tracks:  Paul Revere & No Sleep till Brooklyn.

There you have it my 8 personal favorite debut albums from my generation!  And while you're still here reading I would like to propose another blog hop to those involved in this one, and Mr. Discconnected since I believe you started this one, if I have permission, I think we should have a "Top 8 Album covers/artwork of all time blog hop"  what do you think? ( let me know in the comments)
Now for those honorable mentions.  These are also some fantastic debut albums that came out a little before my time!  Also, please comment and debate/argue below, the more comments the better!


The Eagles - "Eagles"


Lynyrd Skynyrd - "pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd"

The Doors - "The Doors"


Tom Waits - "Closing Time"


Trevor Peck said...

That is a stellar list! Can't argue with anything - except maybe to have Run DMC instead of Snoop - minor issue - but they were the pioneers!

A Little surprised that Boston didn't get at least honourable mention though!

Great job!

Halloweenman666 said...

HAHA that's hilarious, I actually sat here for about an hour debating on whether to put Run DMC or Snoop. I just think the actual Doggystyle cd is slightly better, but yes RUN DMB are the pioneers and Rock Box is a must have for any mp3 playlist (as are all DMC tracks) Also Boston was supposed to be on the honorable mentions list but somehow got lost in the code I guess, whoops, I'll add it!

DiscConnected said...

Well, it is a fact that you have to fight for your right to party.

Great list! Pearl Jam and GNR almost made my list, and three of your runners up were either on my list or in contention.

The Killers was one I did not think of, and it is an awesome debut! Ditto for Maroon 5.

Thanks for participating!


DiscConnected said...

I almost forgot-I think there may have been a top album covers blog hop last year. I seem to remember putting a list together. Not that it couldn't be done again.


El Vox said...

Nice list. I wouldn't argue as that I've grown to know is a personal thing. Respect others and the world would be a better place perhaps. I'm not too much of a hip hop,rap guy, I'm more old school, although I have some Beastie Boys, and I like Beck as well, and nearly included his album in my listing. That said, I've discovered a trip hop band I like a lot: Massive Attack. Their newest album, Heliogland is killer! You might want to check that out.

A Blog Hop of Eight album covers/artwork might be a fun thing to do. I'll try it if my time is free. I'd also like to see something like Five Top Performance DVDs or DVDs about music as well. That could include DVD movies about music like Amadeus etc., performances by bands, bios, documentaries, and so forth. There's a lot there to delve into.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Being an old bastard like I am, I can definitley relate more to your "Old School" Honorable Mentions than to your Top 8 choices.

But I gotta say: I LOVE your idea about creating a list of All-Time Favorite Album Covers.

In fact, I like that idea SO MUCH that I've already done it! To see what my choices would be, put the following URL into your browser:

Hey, Bro, thanks for participating in this blogfest! Glad to have your input.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Kelly said...

Excellent picks. I have GnR and the Killers on mine as well. And almost put the Doors.
And for some reason I've been on an Eagles kick lately singing to them in the car!

Lana D said...

WOW! The Beastie Boys! That is so cool! I remember cruising in cars listening to that one until we wore it out! Awesome list!

Arlee Bird said...

Like Stephen McCarthy I like your Honorable Mentions better than the others, but I too am more old school. The album cover thing sounds pretty good to me. Let me know if you or someone else puts it together.

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