james1985 wrote:It's interesting that for many of the really big/important acts, their first albums aren't that important/good/interesting: Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Bowie, Young, Elton, U2, REM, Radiohead, White Stripes, Nirvana.
that can be debateable (because i was a big fan of some of these from day one), but i see your point. in many of the above examples, the first efforts showed only signs of promise/talent of what was to come.
but you are absolutely correct about one thing, if you could turn back time, in no way would you be able to say what the beatles were to be up to for the next 6-8 years after listening to their first album. an album i enjoyed. still do. but pales in comparison to anything from rubber soul or after.
maybe it is a good thing that a band/artist doesn't offer its masterpiece on its first try. keeps people trying...changing...challenging themselves. maybe.
I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I got to get a belly full of wine.