Thursday, March 8, 2012

Great Debut Discs - Singer/Songwriter 90's - 00's

Well let's see if we can find some right out of the box great discs made in the last few decades.

Jeff Buckley - Grace - 1994

2nd generation from this songwriting family. pushes everything right to the edge. captivating stuff

Cat Power - Dear Sir - 1995

raw power and emotion. she has kept this going for some time and had "it" right out of the gate

Nina Nastassia - Dogs - 2000

cut to the core voice with a direct and dark songwriting style. late night music

Jolie Holland - Catalpa - 2003

she was in Be Good Tanyas. not sure if this qualifies as a debut. but you can enjoy it for the good disc it is

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender - 2004

a classically trained harp playing singer/songwriter? Yes along with Loreena McKennitt this is a small group. Pretty talented.

Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat - 2006

she was of course in Rilo Kiley so does this qualify as a debut? i think so because it is so different. Anyways very quirky and really good!

Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim - 2008

is she 16 or 17 here? good grief she is good. little Joni here. a modern recording that allows space? and is not close miced all the time? wow!

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