Most Important Albums for Each Musical Genre


The Top Ten

1 Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols (Punk)

While I personally would agree with this album being the most important, there are many who turned me onto Punk that would at the very least include the Ramones, Dead Kennedys, the Clash and even Iggy Pop and the Stooges. There are others I am excluding, but I think the additional four bands I mentioned would be a fair representation of their overview of "Most Important"... - Ned964

2 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (Experimental Rock)
3 Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (Psychedelic)
4 The Dark Side of the Moon -  Pink Floyd (Art Rock)
5 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Heavy Metal)

They started heavy metal - waldo

Actually this started only doom metal which is different from all other metal subgenres. In fact, Deep Purple's In Rock started metal. Both albums came out in 1970. - Metal_Treasure

6 The Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground (Indie Rock)
7 Thriller - Michael Jackson (Pop)
8 Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Guitar Virtuoso)

I wanted to include jimi hendrix, problem? - waldo

9 Tommy - The Who (Conceptual Albums)

Not a Genre but I wanted to include tommy - waldo

10 In Rock - Deep Purple (Heavy Metal)

Actually this is the album that started metal in 1970. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath started only doom metal. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Man Machine - Kraftwerk (Electronic Music)
12 Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (Rock-N-roll)
13 In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (Progressive Rock)
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