10 Bad Debut Albums From Great Bands

Red Hot Chili Peppers did NOT start well...


The best bands of the rock genre seem to have a certain omnipresence to them. The sounds coming from the groups' amplifiers are so essential to the genre that they almost feel like they existed since the dawn of time. However, the actual beginnings of these bands may not be up to their usual standard.

While each of the bands on this list are some of the greatest musicians in their field, their debuts ended up leaving a lot to be desired. The same musicians may be at the table, but their initial idea for their sound was not necessarily setting the world on fire. Looking back, it may even be a good thing that these records didn't blow up, otherwise we may not have gotten the more adventurous music these groups made later down the line.

Are each of these records some of the worst in the genre? No, not really. Given the track records of these bands later in their career though, the quality between these starts and their classic material feel like night and day. These records definitely show the musical magic lying underneath the surface, but the actual execution behind the songs are a bit rough around the edges.


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