Top 10 Albums That Popularized a Genre

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1Kill Em All - MetallicaV1 Comment
2Nevermind - Nirvana
3The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
4Paranoid - Black Sabbath
5Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

What?
Which genre did this popularize?
the album was incredibly popular of course, but the Beatles were already the biggest act in the world when it came out, and had been so for over 3 years.

6Dookie - Green Day
7The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
8The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
9Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10Cowboys from Hell - PanteraV1 Comment

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11Ramones - The RamonesThe Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
12Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

This album was the beginning of both Prog Rock and Symphonic Rock.

13Licensed to Ill - The Beastie Boys
14Revolver - The Beatles

This was really the turning point that the album Rubber Soul had hinted strongly at; The Beatles were far more than just the biggest rock band of the day, they were in fact one of the greatest things that had ever happened in the history of music.

15Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds

The very first "country rock" album.

16For Your Love - The Yardbirds

The "sound" that would become typified by Led Zeppelin was first heard in this 1965 album that straddled Eric Clapton's departure from the band, and Jeff Beck's arrival. No big surprise that a few years later, when Jimmy Page arrived, then a few months later Beck departed, the band morphed into... Led Zeppelin.

17Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
18The Doors - The Doors

Ever since this album came out, every tough guy from Axl Rose to Steven Tyler has been trying to imitate Jim Morrison. They can wear the leather pants, but they can never be Jim.

19Follow the Leader - Korn

I may not like this album, but it has popularized a genre. Not a good one though.

20Here's Little Richard - Little Richard
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1. Kill Em All - Metallica
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
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1. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2. Kill Em All - Metallica
3. Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
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