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The Best Genres of Music

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

  2. 2
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    - 256


    Classic Rock

  3. 3
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    - 399


    Alternative

  4. 4
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    - 441


    Classical

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    + 787
    - 473


    Heavy Metal

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    + 452
    - 459


    Jazz

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    + 458
    - 412


    Blues

  8. 8
    + 422
    - 302


    Classical Rock/Progressive

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    - 586

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dance/Electronica

  10. 10
    + 337
    - 277


    Oldies

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    + 365
    - 428


    Indie Rock

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    ranked low on reranks

    ) open
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    - 359


    Soundtracks/theme Songs

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    - 645


    Rap/hip-hop

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    + 339
    - 535


    Country

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop

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    - 408


    Folk

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Soul/funk

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    - 50

    ranked low on reranks & added by jobill

    ) open
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    Thrash Metal

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    added by axelanti
    Reggae

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    ) open
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    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

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    + 167
    - 345


    Metalcore

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    - 18

    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

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    + 163
    - 420


    Religious

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    + 147
    - 235


    Hardcore

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    - 236

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Industrial

  29. 29
    + 121
    - 259

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    - 273
    ) open
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    - 27

    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    New Wave

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    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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    added by erisedRi

    ) open
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    - 108

    added by erisedRi
    Glam Rock

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    - 254


    Bluegrass

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    - 52

    added by axelanti
    Ska

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    + 35
    - 52


    Drum and Bass

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    - 28

    added by muzziac
    Noise Rock

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    - 60
    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

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    - 54
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    added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

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    + 36
    - 41

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

  42. 42
    + 18
    - 17

    added by edohalo92
    Techno

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    added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

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    - 45
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    added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

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    - 0

    new! & added by pascal-m-
    Dubstep

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