Now that the 10 year celebrations and musicians’ favourite music countdown is over and done with it’s time to jump on the next bandwagon!

Each Thursday, for the next few months we will be featuring some of the best music from all over the world with top 20 lists for categories such as b-sides, EPs, and double albums.

Starting things off, debut albums seemed like the best place to start. In some cases these were the albums that launched the bands into bigger and better things, other times it was their own and only album before disappearing.

Obviously limiting the list to 20 means there are many amazing debut albums that didn’t get mentioned, so if your favourite isn’t on the list feel free to mention it in the comments!

Twentieth Place

Avalanches – Since I left you

Nineteenth Place
U2 – Boy

Eighteenth Place
Black Flag – Damaged

Seventeenth Place

REM – Murmur

Sixteenth Place

Strapping Young Lad – Heavy as a real Heavy Thing

Fifteenth place

Fear Factory – Soul of a new machine

Fourteenth Place

Marble Sounds – Nice is good

Thirteenth Place

Les Discrets – Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées


Twelfth Place
Tales of murder and dust – Hallucination of Beauty

Eleventh Place

Gelbison – 1704

Tenth Place

Sugar cubes – Life’s too good

Ninth Place

Pop Will Eat Itself – this is the day this is the hour this is this

Eighth Place

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

Seventh Place

The Saints – (I’m) Stranded

Sixth Place

Go-Betweens – Send me a lullaby

Fifth Place

Unseen Guest – Out there

Fourth Place

Pearl Jam – Ten

Bronze medal

Mike Oldfield – Tubular bells

Silver medal

Ride – Nowhere

Gold Medal

Joy Division – Unknown pleasures