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One of the biggest questions in the music world is what is the best genre of music? For many, this can be the source of heated arguments as everyone has their own opinion and tastes of what is good and what isn't. Today's music genres are more broken down and deeper than ever, which can cause multiple arguments for or against a different subgenre within a particular genre. For example, fans of alternative rock and indie rock could argue the merits of one particular brand of rock versus the other. These are both under the rock umbrella, but alas, they're separate genres.

The same thing can be said for hip hop and even heavy metal, where both can be broken down further. No matter what your outlook, taste, or musical preferences are, you can make a claim here on this list what the best genre is. These are the most popular and top genres of music. There are plenty of choices on this Ultimate List of the best genres of music, but only one can be considered the best. If you want to voice your support to why your favorite genre should be known as the best, then vote for your top choice. If you see a genre or even a subgenre missing from the list feel free to add it. That could be anything, as long as it's not on the list.
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Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rock

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Alternative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Alternative

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Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classic Rock

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Classical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical

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Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal

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Jazz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Jazz

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Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues

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Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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Classical Rock/Progressive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical Rock/Progressive

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Oldies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Oldies

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Progressive Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica

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Folk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk

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Indie Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock

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Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rap/hip-hop

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Soundtracks/theme Songs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soundtracks/theme Songs

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Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk

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Hard Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hard Rock

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Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country

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Thrash Metal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Thrash Metal

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Grunge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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Reggae is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Reggae

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Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Púnk Rock

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Psychedelic Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Psychedelic Rock

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Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Post Punk

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New Wave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music
New Wave

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Industrial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Industrial

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Hardcore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hardcore

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Bluegrass is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Bluegrass

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Religious is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Religious

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Big band is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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Blues Rock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues Rock

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Rythm & Blues is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rythm & Blues

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Opera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Opera

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Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Metalcore

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Folk Metal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk Metal

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Power Metal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Power Metal

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Britpop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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EDM is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music
EDM

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Art Rock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Art Rock

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Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Post-Rock

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Disco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Disco

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Techno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Techno

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Soul is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul

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Shoegaze is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Shoegaze

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R+B is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music
R+B

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Celtic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Celtic

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Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Drum and Bass