Michael R. Smith's 50 Years Of Debut Albums

by Jason Warburg

What's new? What's hot? These are questions we've been asking for as long as popular music has existed. Over the past 50 years hundreds of thousands of debut albums have appeared. From January through November 2014, contributing writer Michael R. Smith reviewed his favorites from a  half-century of classic debut discs.

 

1/5/14 - The Beatles / Please Please Me
1/12/14 - Simon & Garfunkel / Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
1/19/14 - The Monkees / The Monkees
1/26/14 - The Velvet Underground / The Velvet Underground And Nico 
2/2/14 - The Stooges / The Stooges
2/9/14 - John Lennon / John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
2/16/14 - Olivia Newton-John / If Not For You
2/23/14 - ABBA / Ring Ring
3/2/14 - Blondie / Blondie
3/9/14 - Heart / Dreamboat Annie
3/16/14 - Peter Gabriel / Peter Gabriel [1]
3/23/14 - Talking Heads / Talking Heads '77
3/30/14 - The Cars / The Cars
4/6/14 - Devo / Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are Devo
4/13/14 - The Police / Outlandos D'Amour
4/20/14 - Prince / For You
4/27/14 - Sniff 'N' The Tears / Fickle Heart
5/3/14 - Tubeway Army / Tubeway Army
5/10/14 - Adam And The Ants / Dirk Wears White Sox
5/17/14 - The B-52's / The B-52's
5/24/14 - Christopher Cross / Christopher Cross
6/1/14 - The Human League / Reproduction
6/8/14 - Joe Jackson / Look Sharp!
6/15/14 - The Knack / Get The Knack
6/22/14 - The Motels / The Motels
6/29/14 - Simple Minds / Life In A Day
7/6/14 - Sheena Easton / Sheena Easton
7/13/14 - The Pretenders / The Pretenders
7/20/14 - U2 / Boy
7/27/14 - Lindsey Buckingham / Law And Order
8/3/14 - Phil Collins / Face Value
8/10/14 - Duran Duran / Duran Duran
8/17/14 - Eurythmics / In The Garden
8/24/14 - Debbie Harry / KooKoo
8/31/14 - Stevie Nicks / Bella Donna
9/7/14 - Culture Club / Kissing To Be Clever
9/14/14 - Haircut One Hundred / Pelican West
9/21/14 - Billy Idol / Billy Idol
9/28/14 - Lionel Richie / Lionel Richie
10/5/14 - Bananarama / Deep Sea Skiving
10/12/14 - Danielle Dax / Pop-Eyes
10/19/14 - Cyndi Lauper / She's So Unusual
10/26/14 - Ministry / With Sympathy
11/2/14 - Paul Young / No Parlez



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