Bubbling Under

Okay, so I should have thought a bit longer. there are hundreds of great debut albums I shoulda, coulda mentioned. Well, Rolling Stone’s Top Ten reminded me how Anglocentric I am, and how cretinous the average American rock fan is. But, this time it’s personal. So here are numbers 11-30:

  1. Ben Folds Five
  2. Can’t Buy a Thrill
  3. Horses
  4. Closing Time
  5. August and Everything After
  6. Room for Squares
  7. The Court of the Crimson King
  8. Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  9. Parachutes (yes, they became terrible)
  10. Signing Off (yes, they became terrible)
  11. Picture Book (yes, they became terrible)
  12. O
  13. The Smiths
  14. Definitely Maybe
  15. Expecting to Fly
  16. Crosby, Stills and Nash
  17. The Modern Lovers
  18. Marquee Moon
  19. Crocodiles
  20. The Specials, Led Zeppelin, Songs to Remember and all the others I can’t remember