10 Delayed Debut Albums That Were Totally Worth the Wait

Good news this week for fans of UK experimental trio Factory Floor — after nearly a decade of waiting, the band are finally putting out an actual full-length debut album. It’s due early next year through DFA, and we’re betting it’s gonna be excellent. This news, along with the release of Purity Ring’s long-awaited first LP next week (we’ve heard it, and it’s not bad at all) got us thinking about debut albums that have proven worth a lengthy wait. Most bands chunk out an album as soon as they get a sniff of a record deal; these bands didn’t, and we reckon the wait made their releases all the sweeter.

Purity Ring — Shrines

It’s perhaps a sign of the shorter attention span of the Internet generation that it feels like Purity Ring have been around for ages, because Megan James and Corin Roddick have only been working together for a couple of years. Still, it feels like they’ve been a bona fide buzzband for pretty much all that time, so it’s a pleasure to see them finally releasing an album to justify said buzz.