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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

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    Classic Rock

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    - 441

    Alternative

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    Classical

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    Heavy Metal

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jazz

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    - 446

    Blues

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    - 334

    Classical Rock/Progressive

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jobill

    ) open
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    Oldies

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    Dance/Electronica

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    Indie Rock

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    ranked low on reranks

    ) open
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    Soundtracks/theme Songs

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    Rap/hip-hop

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    Country

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    Folk

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Soul/funk

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    Thrash Metal

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    added by axelanti
    Reggae

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    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

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    Hard Rock

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    new! & added by Tunanorth
    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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    Blues Rock

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    Hardcore

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    Metalcore

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    Religious

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    Industrial

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    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    New Wave

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    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    added by Ferry73
    House

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    added by Ferry73
    Krautrock

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    added by Ferry73
    Shoegaze

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    Drum and Bass

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    added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

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    Minimal

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    Bluegrass

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    added by erisedRi

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    Downtempo

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    Disco

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    Lounge

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    added by erisedRi
    Glam Rock

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    UK Garage

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    added by Ferry73
    Big Beat

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    - 68

    added by axelanti
    Ska

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