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Weekend LISTening: 9 Great Debut Albums

Many great artists take a while to reach their zenith, but how many artists' careers were defined by their first albums?
World Cafe's guests this week included Violent Femmes and Liz Phair, both of whose careers were defined by their critically acclaimed debut albums. These records have held up as fan favorites over the years, and many would say they ended up being the high-water mark of each artist's career.

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