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Weekend LISTening: 8 Great Debut Albums

MGMT, The Stone Roses, Guns N' Roses and Marshall Crenshaw all made career-defining debut albums.
MGMT, The Stone Roses, Guns N' Roses and Marshall Crenshaw all made career-defining debut albums.

World Cafe's guests this week included Violent Femmes and Liz Phair, both of whose careers were defined by their critically acclaimed debut albums. These records have held up as fan favorites over the years, and many would say they ended up being the high-water mark of each artist's career.

Many great artists take a while to reach their zenith — Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and Bob Dylan among them — but how many artists' careers were defined by their first albums? Here are just a few examples.

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