12 of the best major label debut albums


Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Not only is Appetite one of the absolute best ever major label debuts, an atomic bomb of Sunset Strip sleaze that made approximately 10,000 hair metal bands instantly irrelevant, it is quite possibly the greatest American rock album ever made.

Featuring an astounding breakout performance from Axl Rose, incredible guitar interplay between Slash and Izzy Stradlin and airtight production from Mike Clink, not even the debacle that is the next two decades of G n’ R that followed could ever diminish just how far they knocked their shot at the big time out of the park.

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
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