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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Rock

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    Classic Rock

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    Alternative

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Classical

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    Heavy Metal

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jazz

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    Blues

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    added by jobill

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    ranked low on reranks
    Classical Rock/Progressive

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dance/Electronica

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    Oldies

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    Indie Rock

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    Soundtracks/theme Songs

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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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    often listed
    Country

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    often listed
    Soul/funk

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    Thrash Metal

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    Hard Rock

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    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

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    often listed & added by axelanti
    Reggae

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    Classical Crossover


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

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    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

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    Hardcore

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    Blues Rock

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    Psychedelic Rock

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    added by muzziac
    New Wave

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    Glam Rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Metalcore

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    often listed
    Religious

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    added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

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    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Psychedelic Rock

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    added by Ferry73
    Power Metal

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    Industrial

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    - 357

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    Ambient

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    ranked high on reranks & added by mwahahahaha

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    added by Ferry73
    Gospel

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    added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

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    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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    added by erisedRi

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    - 86

    added by Ferry73
    House

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    Swing

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    - 131


    Drum and Bass

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

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    - 29
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    added by Ferry73
    Flamenco

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