893 Essential Debut Albums

Once in a while, an artist crashes onto the scene with a first album that feels like magic. Patti Smith’s Horses, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, R.E.M.’s Murmur, The Strokes’ Is This It, Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures. This year for our 893 Essential series, we’re spotlighting debut albums. There are so many amazing choices and we need your help!

Enter your picks below. The autofill is there to help speed things along, but if your choice doesn't pop up, just write it in. Submit your favorites by Wednesday, April 21 at midnight. CDT, then tune in May 6 to 13 as we count down the 893 Essential Debut Albums, according to you and your fellow Current listeners!
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