The Best Genres of Music

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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

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Rock

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

    often listed
    Classical

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


    Alternative

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


    Classic Rock

  5. 5
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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

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    Jazz

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


    Blues

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

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    Classical Rock/Progressive

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    Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Dance/Electronica

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    Folk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Folk

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


    Oldies

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


    Indie Rock

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


    Rap/hip-hop

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


    Soundtracks/theme Songs

  17. 17
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    Country is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Country

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    Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Soul/funk

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

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

    added by axelanti
    Reggae

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

    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

  24. 24
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    Classical Crossover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    ranked low on reranks
    Classical Crossover As exemplified by Jackie Evancho, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, and many more.

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    Psychedelic Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Psychedelic Rock

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

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    Industrial

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

    added by muzziac
    New Wave

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

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    Religious

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

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    Hardcore

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

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    Bluegrass

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

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    Post Punk

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

  34. 34
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    Opera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Opera

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    Rythm & Blues is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Rythm & Blues

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    Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Metalcore

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

    added by erisedRi

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Power Metal

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

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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    Symphonic Metal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

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    Art Rock

  44. 44
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    Pop Punk

  45. 45
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    - 128
    House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    House

  46. 46
    + 70
    - 113
    Techno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by edohalo92
    Techno

  47. 47
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    - 46
    Garage Rock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Garage Rock

  48. 48
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    - 35


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    Ambient

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    Celtic

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