The Best Genres of Music Anything
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The Best Genres of Music

One of the biggest questions asked 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. 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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    the people's #1 & most listed Rock

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    Alternative

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    Classical

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    Heavy Metal

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    Classic Rock

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    Jazz

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    Blues

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    Punk Rock

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    Classical Rock/Progressive

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    Indie Rock

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    Dance/Electronica

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    Folk

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    Rap/hip-hop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop

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    Country

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    ranked low on reranks Oldies

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    Soundtracks/theme Songs

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    Soul/funk

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    Thrash Metal

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Metalcore

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    ranked low on reranks & added by axelanti Reggae

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    Industrial

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Religious

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    ranked low on reranks Hardcore

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    added by scarerc0w Folk Metal

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    Bluegrass

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    added by mwahahahaha Late Romantic Nordic Music Sibelius, Grieg, etc.

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    added by mwahahahaha New German School Liszt, Wagner, etc.

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    added by mwahahahaha Neo-Classical

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    added by mwahahahaha French Impressionism Debussy and Ravel

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    added by mwahahahaha Baroque

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    added by mwahahahaha Second Viennese School

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    added by mwahahahaha Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, etc.

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    new! & added by mwahahahaha Late Romantic Russian Music Big Five, Tchaikovsky, etc.

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