Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 37 123411 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 553
  1. #1
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    05.11.14
    Posts
    1,571
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the One
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 03:44 AM
    Likes
    1,089
    Liked 1,126 Times in 617 Posts

    Default Rank These Iconic Debut Albums

    Appetite for Destruction
    Van Halen
    Skid Row
    Iron Maiden
    Under the Blade
    Blizzard of Oz


    Use whatever criteria you want - production value, historical impact, songwriting, songs you prefer etc.
    Last edited by BlofeldsCat; 02.04.16 at 01:35 AM.

  2. #2
    Atomic Punk Raldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.00
    Location
    Cromwell, CT USA
    Posts
    17,183
    Favorite VH Song

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 10:17 AM
    Likes
    1,826
    Liked 1,474 Times in 899 Posts

    Default

    1. Van Halen


    That's all that needs to be said.
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

    Cinco de Cabo @ Foxwoods: "A giant party with live music" - S. Hagar

    got tequila?

    http://keepitaliveforever.com


  3. #3
    Good Enough BlindtotheWorld's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.18.09
    Age
    44
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    2,059
    Favorite VH Album

    OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    Romeo Delight/Mine All Mine
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 08:49 AM
    Likes
    850
    Liked 1,034 Times in 505 Posts

    Default

    I can’t competently answer the question and I am obviously biased toward VH. But I was 5 years old when the VH debut was released so I wasn’t “aware”. My big experience was Appetite. I was in high school and found that people who didn’t even like rock were getting into that album. Although I wouldn’t even consider myself a GNR fan, Welcome to the Jungle and Appetite in general was the biggest debut in my formative music years.
    "...it's steak and whiskey time in America." - bklynboy68

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk Dave's Dreidel's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.10.05
    Age
    47
    Location
    Kate Upton's Closet
    Posts
    37,868
    Favorite VH Album

    Alex, Dave, Ed and Mike
    Favorite VH Song

    The songs with Ed on them
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 05:27 PM
    Likes
    3,500
    Liked 18,115 Times in 8,948 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    Appetite for Destruction
    Van Halen
    Skid Row
    Iron Maiden
    Under the Blade
    Blizzard of Oz
    Van Halen
    Blizzard of Oz
    Appetite for Destruction
    Iron Maiden (wouldn't consider it iconic0
    Skid Row (nope)
    Under the Blade (and nope)

    Just my opinion.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

    Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

    Hurricane Halen - Let's all gingery touch our sword tips!!!

    DONATE TO THE LINKS YA CHEAP BASTARDS!!!!

  5. The Following 3 Members Like This Post:


  6. #5
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    07.07.08
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    1,772
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Women Down
    Favorite VH Song

    How Now Brown Sound
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 06:31 AM
    Likes
    30
    Liked 341 Times in 192 Posts

    Default

    1. VH1. It's just the record that changed everything.
    2. Gotta go Zep. IV is classic, as is all their output, but I thought the production was lacking. Houses is a more fully realized record that has a similar sense of brevity. Ocean, Rain Song... Every bit as good as BD and Stairway...
    3. BIB. In spite of losing and arguable rawness, it's an amazing record as well as an amazing sounding record. No way I can argue otherwise.
    4. Been a long time since I've listened to Toys. Title track, Sweet Emotion, R&R, Uncle Salty...what am I forgetting? A good record and emblematic of the times, but I know and love Rocks better.
    5. Meh, Guns. I can accept them as the last real/great rnr band, but this album never really did it for me. A good record, but nothing Aerosmith hadn't already done better.

    Not even believin a Twisted Sister record came up here, but different yuks for different fucks.

  7. #6
    Atomic Punk I Coulda Hada VH's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.29.00
    Location
    Land O' Lakers
    Posts
    30,424
    Favorite VH Album

    The First One
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm The One
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 10:33 PM
    Likes
    10,290
    Liked 16,520 Times in 9,363 Posts

    Default

    (1) Van Halen
    (2) Appetite For Destruction
    (3) Blizzard Of Oz
    (4) Iron Maiden
    (5) Skid Row
    (6) Under The Blade
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

  8. The Following 2 Members Like This Post:


  9. #7
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,698
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.13.17 @ 12:45 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,549 Times in 4,920 Posts

    Default Rank These Iconic Debut Albums

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Van Halen
    Blizzard of Oz
    Appetite for Destruction
    Iron Maiden (wouldn't consider it iconic0
    Skid Row (nope)
    Under the Blade (and nope)

    Just my opinion.
    Exactly this. Twisted Sister? Wow. And if you picked NOTB for Maiden (not a debut of course...well Bruce's debut) then we've got a game changer, I'd have it right below VH. And Skid row iconic? A good album maybe. But iconic?
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  10. The Following 5 Members Like This Post:


  11. #8
    Eruption Al Van Bundy's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.16.12
    Age
    27
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    775
    Favorite VH Album

    All of them
    Favorite VH Song

    Humans Being
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 10:07 AM
    Likes
    9
    Liked 353 Times in 182 Posts

    Default

    Van Halen
    Black Sabbath
    Boston

    The only three unarguable game changer debuts.

  12. #9
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    07.07.08
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    1,772
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Women Down
    Favorite VH Song

    How Now Brown Sound
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 06:31 AM
    Likes
    30
    Liked 341 Times in 192 Posts

    Default

    Shit, I thought this was still the other "Iconic Albums" list. Haha.
    Last edited by E-roc; 02.04.16 at 07:29 AM.

  13. The Following 3 Members Like This Post:


  14. #10
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,698
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.13.17 @ 12:45 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,549 Times in 4,920 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by E-roc View Post
    Shit, I thought this was still the other "Iconic Albums" list. Haha.
    So did I.
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  15. The Following Member Likes This Post:


  16. #11
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    05.11.14
    Posts
    1,571
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the One
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 03:44 AM
    Likes
    1,089
    Liked 1,126 Times in 617 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Van Halen
    Black Sabbath
    Boston

    The only three unarguable game changer debuts.
    I wasn't going to say anything but this is such a dickish response and a waste of everyone's time that it just has to be called out.

  17. #12
    Atomic Punk JUNGLE DRUMMER's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.20.07
    Age
    44
    Posts
    9,074
    Favorite VH Album

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST/ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 09:43 PM
    Likes
    32,583
    Liked 8,723 Times in 4,714 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Van Halen
    Black Sabbath
    Boston

    The only three unarguable game changer debuts.
    You could make a great case for Led Zeppelin.

  18. The Following 3 Members Like This Post:


  19. #13
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    05.11.14
    Posts
    1,571
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the One
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 03:44 AM
    Likes
    1,089
    Liked 1,126 Times in 617 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    You could make a great case for Led Zeppelin.
    In the right thread. Not one asking to rank a select number of albums that said poster arbitrarily decides to derail (which he's done time and again).

    I didn't see anyone messing with Coulda Hada's thread, suggesting Boston, Sabbath or Nirvana in place of the one's he had listed.
    Last edited by BlofeldsCat; 02.04.16 at 07:55 AM.

  20. #14
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,698
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.13.17 @ 12:45 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,549 Times in 4,920 Posts

    Default

    Dude relax wow. Twisted Sister and Skid Row are odd choices. Don't get so angry.
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  21. The Following 3 Members Like This Post:


  22. #15
    Sinner's Swing! UncleCrappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.14.12
    Location
    Great Lakes
    Posts
    2,706
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 02:31 PM
    Likes
    627
    Liked 866 Times in 508 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    The only two that I find iconic are Van Halen and Appetite for Destruction, and I would rank them in that order. Of the remaining four, I'd rank Blizzard of Oz ahead of Skid Row. I have no use for the other two, Iron Maiden or Under the Blade. In fact, I had to look up Under the Blade to see who it was.

  23. The Following Member Likes This Post:


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Rank these 5 iconic hard rock albums ...
    By I Coulda Hada VH in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02.06.16, 04:57 PM
  2. Top Ten Debut Albums of All-Time ...
    By I Coulda Hada VH in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 05.21.15, 04:34 PM
  3. Rank the Hagar Albums
    By Glenn in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 83
    Last Post: 11.10.06, 05:28 PM
  4. The 5 Best Debut Albums Ever
    By I Coulda Hada VH in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 02.16.06, 12:48 PM
  5. Top 5 Debut Albums
    By Hear About It Later in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01.26.01, 05:47 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •