Editor’s Note: The Albumism staff has selected what we believe to be 50 fantastic first solo albums recorded by artists who departed—or simply took a temporary hiatus from—their respective groups, representing a varied cross-section of genres, styles and time periods. Click “Next Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here.
Björk | Debut
One Little Indian/Elektra (1993)
Selected by Terry Nelson
At the time of its release, Björk’s Debut was a welcome respite from lackluster music being played on mainstream radio. It was representative of everything the music industry was not: fun and experimental. It made you dance even when you thought you didn’t feel like dancing. Make no mistake. This is not The Sugarcubes 2.0. Björk established herself as a legit solo artist.