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eh, I think the changeover in sound got them a bit more attention than they would've received if Primary Colours was their first album.
Does it assume that the first album then becomes the second or that the first should never have existed?
the rest of their career ALMOST ruined the magnificent glory which is The Creep
Just list bands you want people to know that you like.
so if there second album had been their first they might have been less popular, which would have been nice.
Modern life would have made a great debut. it jus misses that slow burner track to finsh it off at the end. Leisure would have been good if half the album was scrapped and replaced with the b-sides from that time.
It's better than 'Present Tense'.
it also should have been their only album.
In Utero is so much better than Nevermind
Nevermind was the perfect debut.
Incesticide was their second album.
That is the only real Nirvana album list in order of release.
I don't really understand.
name one debut album that had the impact Nevermind had
closest to it I can think of is All Killer No Filler by Sum 41
with an E.P. tagged on.
"Sub Pop...requested an EP"
Amazing work guys.
The Party's Over has a couple of signature songs but the album isn't necessary. It's My Life is no classic either but it's a straightforward 3/4-minute track after 3/4-minute track album containing their most accessible pop hits, and it makes an appropriate starting point.
It's nice to have 1 or 2 ordinary pop-tunes albums that everyone can get into first, before getting moving on to more adventurous stuff.
Space Oddity by David Bowie should've been his debut.
But what about bands who did it the other way and take a more catchy direction on their opener, then moved to be more adventurous as you suggested - does it always work?
The Bends is arguably Radiohead's poppiest work but a lot of people think the follow-up, Kid A, was a better record. Would it definitely not have worked the other way round?
I KNOW The Bends wasn't Radiohead's debut.
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And I didn't like it much. I didn't like Radiohead at all much until I listened to The Bends years later which won me over. Then that motivated me to give their later albums another try and their music suddenly made more sense to me, and I realised how amazing Kid A was in particular. But it was a locked pleasure, for me anyway.
I think it's better to confuse your fans after you've won them over. The poppier the start the more you'll attract. The only band I can think of that did the absolute reverse of this is Pink Floyd, but they didn't have the best start (after Syd Barrett left).
Otherwise, that's how a band's discography should flow. The next album should always move into a new territory. The same catchy stuff gets old and repetitive fast, that's why bands like Blur and Radiohead lasted and Oasis didn't. Mind you, an interesting thread would be bands who've managed to stay unadventurous and make consistently good albums.
Kid A isn't the follow up to The Bends. You are making a good point though. The cash and confidence (from The Bends and OK Computer) allowed Radiohead to make Kid A, an album that is still pretty divisive. They were trying their hand at a Boards Of Canada / Avrocar sound and arguably failed. EMI cancelled their Christmas parties upon hearing the album.
It's more of a side project. Like The Limbs Of Kings.
Radiohead just performed some of it for the purposes of the recording. Not what I'd consider a Radiohead album.
like the Red Hot Chili Peppers album Once Hot Minute which had Dave Navarro on guitar instead of John Fruiscante?
It was written by Nigel Godwitch. I didn't even know about the line-up changes, but that only makes it less of a Radiohead album.
I think they were going to call themselves Radiowitch or something like that, like Moderat (Modeselektor + Apparat) but ended up sticking with Radiohead because it was a stronger brand
no way they could have written Deja Entendu as a debut album
where the producer writes quite a lot of it?
had come before Led Zeppelin I, that would have definitely changed the order of albums in Led Zeppelin's discography somewhat.
"In that sense You’re Living All Over Me is more of a first record. Dinosaur is more like a pre-record."
I really love Dinosaur but I can see where he's coming from.