Top 10 Albums That Popularized a Genre
The Top Ten
Thrash metal - JoLeKosovo
I like this list - very good idea! - Metal_Treasure
Grunge went mainstream. - JoLeKosovo
Disagree. At this point, the Progressive Rock era was well-on, and other progressive albums had even reached #1, though this is by far the best-selling progressive album ever. - JoLeKosovo
Heavy Metal - JoLeKosovo
Pop punk - JoLeKosovo
This album definentley was a huge step to popularity for punk.
I disagree. It is supposed to be the album that popularized psychedelic rock, but the genre was already full throttle when they released this album. - JoLeKosovo
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.
Glam Rock - JoLeKosovo
Heavy Metal - JoLeKosovo
Funk Rock - JoLeKosovo
It started groove metal. - Metal_Treasure
(American) punk rock. - JoLeKosovo
This album was the beginning of both Prog Rock and Symphonic Rock.
Hip-Hop - JoLeKosovo
The very first "country rock" album.
This is more accurate as for the beginning of psychedelic rock than Sgt Pepper's. - JoLeKosovo
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.
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.
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.
I may not like this album, but it has popularized a genre. Not a good one though.
This John Lennon masterpiece helped soft rock with songs like Imagine, Jealous Guy, and How.
Defined Progressive Rock, though it did not break as mainstream as later efforts by other bands. - JoLeKosovo
Probably the album that really kickstarted the progressive craze of the 1970s. The Moody Blues and King Crimson created it, Yes was the first to popularize it. - JoLeKosovo
Hardcore punk. - JoLeKosovo
Foundation of the rock opera. - JoLeKosovo
Gangsta Rap - JoLeKosovo