Just What I Needed
Label: Elektra Records
Perfect pop/rock tunes topped off with a detached New Wave perspective make this a great debut in the same way that the first Boston and Ramones albums are (everything that The Cars did after this refined the same formula). Not a big initial hit in 1978, The Cars continued selling throughout the '80s, bridging the gap between classic rockers, New Wavers, and the general public. After a couple of years everything single song on here charted, Folks.