Perfect Debute Albums

Which DEBUTE albums do you consider perfect?


This thread was MacDadTexas's idea and a good one at that!

Mine would be-

The Cars- The Cars
Norah Jones- Come Away With Me
Cheap Trick- Cheap Trick

I'll post more later....
Great call on Lhasa de Sala, what a beautiful album. Also Chris Whitley (I think the first was his best too).

Here's a few more - some rather personal favorites I guess - not exactly maninstream:

Madeleine Peyroux / Dreamland

Neutral Milk Hotel / On Avery Island

Joanna Newsom / The Milk-Eyed Mender

16 Horsepower / Sackcloth'N'Ashes (preceded by an EP)

Patty Griffin / Living With Ghosts

Gillian Welch / Revival
1-The Knack-Get The Knack
2-Van Halen-Van Halen
3-Alice in Chains-Facelift
4-Nicolette Larson-Nicolette
I just wanted to take it a step further. These debuts are also the artists definitive recordings(could argue VH). If your unfamiliar with Badlands, Ian Gillan is on vocals.
Oasis - Definately Maybe
Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Adele - 18
Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More

Also, re The New Radicals....frontman Greg Alexander , already an accomplished songwriter decided he couldn't live in the spotlight after the success of their first album so that was the end of the band.