The debut solo album from Tom Petty is a pure, chilled-out rock record that’s soaked in summer rays, tapping into the power of rhythm guitar and journeying through Petty’s influences from the 50’s and 60’s.
Before the Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch, the band which Tom Petty would reassemble over 30 years later to release their official self-titled debut which reexamines their Floridian roots with concentrated southern rock, some bluegrass leanings and country love.
The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup (or coincidental music militia one could say) consisting of Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and George Harrison; and Vol. 1 is their serendipitous debut album recorded in only 10 days, full of solid and exuberant tunes with mass appeal.
Released approximately five years after their formation, the debut album from British group Broadcast fuses 1960’s psychedelic sensibilities with nebulous electronic and a message that’s soft and longing.
After helping form the Native Tongues collective, A Tribe Called Quest continued to pioneer with their positivley charged debut album, a creative playground of first generation alternative hip hop.
Joplin’s feverish solo debut album is, in retrospect, a bold follow up from the critically acclaimed Cheap Thrills and a departure from her psychedelic work at large with Big Brother and the Holding Company.