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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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    - 571


    Alternative

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Classical

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    - 681


    Heavy Metal

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jazz

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    Blues

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    - 148

    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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    - 422


    Oldies

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    - 593


    Indie Rock

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    - 493


    Soundtracks/theme Songs

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    + 413
    - 556


    Folk

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    Rap/hip-hop

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Pop

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    - 733

    often listed
    Country

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    often listed
    Soul/funk

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

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    Thrash Metal

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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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    added by muzziac
    New Wave

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    Glam Rock

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    Psychedelic Rock

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    often listed
    Religious

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Metalcore

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    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Psychedelic Rock

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    + 23
    - 36

    added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

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    - 40

    added by Ferry73
    Power Metal

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    added by Ferry73
    Ambient

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    - 330


    Industrial

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    - 366


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    added by mwahahahaha

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    often listed & added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Gospel

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

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    - 80

    added by Ferry73
    House

  45. 45
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    - 126


    Drum and Bass

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    - 115

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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    added by Ferry73
    Swing

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    - 151

    added by erisedRi

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    - 26
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    added by Ferry73
    Flamenco

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    - 120
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    added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

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