The 71 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time, Ranked

Inspired by Ed Schnell and Alan Meizlish

1. Robbers & Cowards – Cold War Kids      
2. Leave it All Behind – Saskwatch
3. Young the Giant – Young the Giant
4. Up from Below – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
5. Mondo – Electric Guest
6. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
7. Voyage – De Lux
8. Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind
9. Pickin’ Up the Pieces – Fitz and the Tantrums
10. Vamala – Champs
11. Suffers – Suffers
12. Oracular Spectacular – MGMT
13. Con Law – Generationals
14. Boys & Girls – Alabama Shakes
15. Starfucker – STRFKR
16. Walking On A Dream – Empire of the Sun
17. The Cart – Ceramic Animal
18. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
19. Never Trust a Happy Song – Grouplove
20. Funeral – Arcade Fire
21. French Exit – TV Girl
22. Coming Home – Leon Bridges
23. Body Faucet – Reptar
24. xx – The xx
25. Walk the Moon – Walk the Moon
26. Sex on Toast – Sex on Toast
27. Weezer – Weezer
28. Woman – Rhye
29. Colored Emotions – Night Moves
30. Naked All the Time – Sports
31. New Move – New Move
32. Jungle – Jungle
33. Voyeur – Saint Motel
34. The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
35. Torches – Foster the People
36. Miike Snow – Miike Snow
37. Passive Me, Aggressive You – The Naked and Famous
38. Conditions – Temper Trap
39. Invitation – Dominant Legs
40. The Universe Smiles Upon You – Khruangbin
41. Blue Planet Eyes – The Preatures
42. Nature of Evil – Psychic Mirrors
43. Honey Bones – Dope Lemon
44. Manners – Passion Pit
45. Cults – Cults
46. By Your Side – Breakbot
47. Give Up – Postal Service
48. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
49. Dreams – The Whitest Boy Alive
50. Grand – Matt and Kim
51. Eyelid Movies – Phantogram
52. Soul Power – Curtis Harding
53. Is This It – The Strokes
54. Gorilla Manor – Local Natives
55. Silk Rhodes – Silk Rhodes
56. Tender Madness – PAPA
57. Down to Earth – Flight Facilities
58. All Hour Cymbals – Yeasayer
59. Curiosity – Wampire
60. The Rubens – The Rubens
61. Gone – Vacationer
62. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
63. Lewis Del Mar – Lewis Del Mar
64. And the War Came – Shakey Graves
65. Real Estate – Real Estate
66. Zaba – Glass Aminals
67. Gardens & Villa – Gardens & Villa
68. Telluric – Matt Corby
69. Half the City – St. Paul and the Broken Bones
70. Dreamin’ Wild – Donnie and Joe Emerson
71. An Awesome Wave – Alt-J

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