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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

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


    Alternative

  3. 3
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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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Classical

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


    Heavy Metal

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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jazz

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


    Blues

  8. 8
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    ranked low on reranks & added by jobill

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


    Classical Rock/Progressive

  10. 10
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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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    Oldies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Oldies

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


    Indie Rock

  14. 14
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    Pop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Pop

  15. 15
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    Folk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Folk

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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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    Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Rap/hip-hop

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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Country

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    Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Soul/funk

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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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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

  22. 22
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    Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

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

    added by axelanti
    Reggae

  24. 24
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    Classical Crossover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    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) 26 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Psychedelic Rock

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    Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

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


    Hardcore

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

    added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

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

    added by muzziac
    New Wave

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

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    Religious

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    Rythm & Blues is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Rythm & Blues

  33. 33
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    Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Metalcore

  34. 34
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    Power Metal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Power Metal

  36. 36
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    added by Ferry73
    Art Rock

  37. 37
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    - 45
    Symphonic Metal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

  38. 38
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    Industrial is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed
    Industrial

  39. 39
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    Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

  40. 40
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    Folk Metal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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

    added by erisedRi

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

    often listed
    Bluegrass

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    added by Ferry73
    Swing

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    added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

  45. 45
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    added by erisedRi

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

  47. 47
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    added by Ferry73
    Gospel

  48. 48
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    - 136
    Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Drum and Bass

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    added by Ferry73
    Ambient

  50. 50
    + 23
    - 14
    Garage Rock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Garage Rock

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