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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

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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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    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

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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


    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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    Oldies is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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


    Folk

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


    Thrash Metal

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    Hard Rock

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

    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

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    Classical Crossover is listed (or ranked) 22 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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    Reggae is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by axelanti
    Reggae

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

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

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


    Hardcore

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

    added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

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

    added by Ferry73
    Rythm & Blues

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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) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Religious

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


    Industrial

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

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    Metalcore

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


    Opera

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Power Metal

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

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

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

    often listed
    Bluegrass

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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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    Art Rock

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    No image

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    Hard Blues Rock

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    added by Ferry73
    Swing

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    Pop Punk

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    Gospel

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    Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Drum and Bass

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    Shoegaze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Shoegaze

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