Top 10 Albums Which Were the First of Their Genre

The Top Ten Albums Which Were the First of Their Genre

1 The Dark Side of the Moon -  Pink Floyd (Art Rock)
2 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Doom Metal)
3 Days of Future Passed - Moody Blues (Progressive Rock)
4 Fifth Dimension - The Byrds (Psychedelic Rock)

This is a close one. The Butterfield Blues Band released East-West less than a month later, containing the title cut which was indeed psychedelic rock. Both albums likely were recorded contemporaneously, but as the Byrds' was released first, it gets the nod.

5 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (Folk Rock)
6 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground (Experimental Rock)
7 In Rock - Deep Purple (Heavy Metal)
8 My Generation - The Who (Proto-Punk)
9 Sliver Apples - Sliver Apples (Electronica)
10 Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Acid Rock)

The Contenders

11 Schoolly D - Schoolly D (Gangsta Rap)
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