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Tracey chapman, self-titled (1988). this is one of those debut albums that smashes it out of the ballpark.
largely an acoustic album, nobody expected tracy chapman's self titled album to have much impact - mainly because she was unknown, and didn't have an existing string of singles on the airwaves until the album's release.
that changed very quickly, with the tracks 'fast car', 'talkin' about a revolution', and 'baby can i hold you' becoming some of the artist's best known tracks - the latter being my personal favourite on the record. the album topped the charts in all corners of the globe.
although released 30 years ago, it explores themes and issues that still have relevance today. this album knows what it is - simple, but powerful. it really showcases the uniqueness of chapman's vocals, and the impact of her songwriting.
a beautiful album...