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New Wave’s Greatest Debut Albums

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New Wave’s Greatest Debut Albums

Postby oldwaver2 » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:57 pm

I like this list. This is so spot on.

There are several different “All-Time Greatest” lists in music.
In rock music there is a “Greatest Debut Albums” list.
With Rock music it seems like it takes many artists a
few attempts to put together a decent album.

I’ve noticed in New Wave a considerable amount of artist’s
strongest and best album is their debut release.
Think about the impact these albums made as a debut and
how these are still the Artist’s best recording.

New Wave’s Greatest Debut Albums
In Alphabetical in order

A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls
ABC – The Lexicon Of Love
Act – Tears, Laughter, and Rage
A-ha – Hunting High and Low
Al Corley – Square Rooms
Alphaville – Forever Young
Animotion – Animotion
Anything Box – Peace
Arcadia – So Red The Rose
Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain
Baltimora – Living In The Background
The Belle Stars – The Belle Stars
Belousie Some – Some People
Berlin Blondes – Berlin Blondes
Big Audio Dynamite – This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Country – The Crossing
Big Pig – Bonk!
Black – Wonderful Life
Book Of Love – Book Of Love
Boxcar – Vertigo
Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Don’t Cry
Bronski Beat – Age Of Consent
Cee Farrow – Red & Blue
Celebrate The Nun – Meanwhile
Cetu Javu – Southern Lands
Claudia Brucken – Love and A Million Other Things
Climie Fisher – Everything
Cory Hart – First Offence
Crowded House - Crowded House
Curiosity Killed The Cat – Keep Your Distance
Cutting Crew – Broadcast
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual
Danny Wilson – Meet Danny Wilson
Double – Blue
Electronic – Electronic
Endgames – Building Beauty
Face To Face – Face To Face
Fiction Factory – Throw The Warped Wheel Out
Figures On The Beach – Standing On Ceremony
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasure Dome
Freur - Doot- Doot
Friends Again – Trapped And Unwrapped
Frozen Ghost – Frozen Ghost
Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
Gary Myrick and the Figures - Gary Myrick and the Figures
Gazebo - Gazebo
Glass Tiger – The Thin Red Line
Gleaming Spries – Songs Of The Spries
Go West – Go West
Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West
Haysi Fantayzee - Battle Hymns For The Children
Heaven 17 – Penthouse and Pavement
Hipsway - Hipsway
Howard Jones – Human’s Lib
Information Society - Information Society
JoBoxers – Like Gangbusters
Joe Jackson – Look Sharp!
John Foxx – Metamatic
Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn Back The Clock
Jon Astley – Everyone Love The Pilot
Kajagoogoo – White Feathers
Kim Wilde – Kim Wilde
King – Steps In Time
Kissing The Pink – Naked
Lightning Seeds – Cloudcuckooland
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Rattlesnakes
M –New York, London, Paris, Munich
Men Without Hats – Rhythm Of Youth
Ministry - With Sympathy
Missing Persons – Spring Session M
Naked Eyes – Burning Bridges
Nik Kershaw – Human Racing
Oingo Boingo – Only A Lad
Passion Puppets - Beyond The Pale
Pete Shelley – Homosapien
Platinum Blonde - Standing in the Dark
Propaganda – A Secret Wish
Real Life – Heart Land
Red Flag – Naïve Art
Re-Flex – The Politics Of Dancing
Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody
Roman Holliday – Cookin’ On The Roof
Sade – Diamond Life
Simply Red – Picture Book
Soft Cell – Non-Stop Cabaret
SSQ – Playback
Swans Way – The Fugitive Kind
Swing Out Sister – It’s Better To Travel
Television – Marquee Moon
The Art Of Noise – (Whose Afraid Of) The Art Of Nosie
The B-52s – The B-52s
The Buggles – The Age Of Plastic
The Dream Academy – The Dream Academy
The Flying Lizards – Flying Lizards
The Go- Go’s – The Beauty And The Beat
The Icicle Works – The Icicle Works
The Outfield - Play Deep
The Other Ones – The Other Ones
The Specials – The Specials
The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good
The Vapors – New Clear Days
The Waitresses – Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?
Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club
T'Pau - Bridge Of Spies
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
Vitamin Z – Rites Of Passage
Wa Wa Nee – Wa Wa Nee
When In Rome – When In Rome
World Party – Private Revolution
Yazoo – Up Stairs At Eric’s
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Re: New Wave’s Greatest Debut Albums

Postby AJWAVE » Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:16 am

Love these:
ABC: "The Lexicon of Love" (1982) I like all the ABC albums but this is my favourite!
HAIRCUT 100: "Pelican West" (1982)
ENDGAMES: "Building Beauty" (1983)
JOE JACKSON: "Look Sharp" (1979)
GO WEST: "Go West" (1985)
BUGGLES. "Age of Plastic" (1980)
SIMPLY RED: "Picture book" (1985)
SADE "Diamond Life" (1985) (with the original "Smooth Operator/Snakebite" version)
JOHNNY HATES JAZZ: "Turn Back the Clock" (1988)
SWING OUT SISTER: "It's Better to Travel" (1987)
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT: "Keep Your Distance" (1987)
BREATHE: "All That Jazz" (1987)
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Re: New Wave’s Greatest Debut Albums

Postby obs » Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:40 pm

Platinum Blonde, Standing in the Dark
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Re: New Wave’s Greatest Debut Albums

Postby ABOATES » Sat Apr 01, 2023 10:21 am

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are DEVO!
Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
The B-52's - The B-52's
Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
Talking Heads - 77
Tears for Fears - The Hurting
Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell
Yazoo - Upstairs at Eric's
The Human League - Reproduction
Ultravox! - Ultravox!
Buggles - The Age of Plastic
The Knack - Get the Knack
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
A Flock of Seagulls - A Flock of Seagulls
Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad
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