No. 1: Guns N’ Roses, ‘Appetite for Destruction’ – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums
Guns N’ Roses‘ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ is deserving of its top spot in the 25 Hard Rock Debut Albums of all-time, as the disc yielded three of the top rock anthems of all-time — ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City.’ All three songs have garnered endless radio play, are still heard at sporting events and feature some of the most memorable licks in rock history.
Add in the fact that the disc also featured such fan favorites as ‘It’s So Easy,’ ‘Mr. Brownstone’ and ‘Nighttrain,’ and Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ album is as solid as they come. The band brought the balls and bravado back to hard rock in a big way and set the standard for hard rock albums to come.