In the olden days, when 33 1/3 rpm recorded discs ruled the music scene, first albums were big deal. Some musicians never produced better. I don't think the Bare Naked Ladies ever topped their break- out Gordon album. On the other hand other musicians went from strength to strength as their recording catalogue increased. I don't think I bothered with Runrig's first album, Play Gaelic. One thing First Albums had going for them was that they were made up of years of tried and true work. After that, the strain of producing an album's worth of material on an almost annual basis was only too obvious. Others only really found their groove after that first album. Like life, first albums were a lottery