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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

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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

    often listed
    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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    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

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    Classical Rock/Progressive

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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dance/Electronica

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


    Oldies

  13. 13
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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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    Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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    Pop

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


    Rap/hip-hop

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


    Thrash Metal

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

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    Country

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

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    Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Soul/funk

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

    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

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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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    Classical Crossover is listed (or ranked) 26 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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    Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

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


    Hardcore

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

    added by muzziac
    New Wave

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

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    Religious

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

    added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

  32. 32
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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


    Metalcore

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


    Industrial

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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

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

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Art Rock

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

    often listed
    Bluegrass

  41. 41
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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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    Symphonic Metal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

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    Swing

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    added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

  45. 45
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    Death Metal

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    Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Drum and Bass

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    added by Ferry73
    Ambient

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    added by Ferry73
    Gospel

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    added by erisedRi

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    No image

    added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

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