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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
    + 762
    - 418

    Alternative

  3. 3
    + 739
    - 272

    Classic Rock

  4. 4
    + 583
    - 460

    Classical

  5. 5
    + 821
    - 496

    Heavy Metal

  6. 6
    + 467
    - 478

    Jazz

  7. 7
    + 475
    - 427

    Blues

  8. 8
    + 438
    - 317

    Classical Rock/Progressive

  9. 9
    + 428
    - 607

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dance/Electronica

  10. 10
    + 351
    - 288

    Oldies

  11. 11
    + 372
    - 447

    Indie Rock

  12. 12
    + 402
    - 351
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 426
    - 668

    Rap/hip-hop

  14. 14
    + 267
    - 369

    Soundtracks/theme Songs

  15. 15
    + 350
    - 551

    Country

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    - 693

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop

  17. 17
    + 311
    - 420

    Folk

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    + 256
    - 393

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Soul/funk

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    - 58

    ranked low on reranks & added by jobill

    ) open
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    + 267
    - 261

    Thrash Metal

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    + 226
    - 241

    added by axelanti
    Reggae

  22. 22
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    - 110
    ) open
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    + 42
    - 28

    added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

  24. 24
    + 59
    - 66

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

  25. 25
    + 173
    - 356

    Metalcore

  26. 26
    + 168
    - 434

    Religious

  27. 27
    + 151
    - 243

    Hardcore

  28. 28
    + 110
    - 67
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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

  29. 29
    + 102
    - 245

    Industrial

  30. 30
    + 114
    - 281

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
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    + 124
    - 267

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

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    ranked low on reranks & added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

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    + 27
    - 35

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

  34. 34
    + 28
    - 35

    added by muzziac
    New Wave

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    - 261

    Bluegrass

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    added by erisedRi

    ) open
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    - 117

    added by erisedRi
    Glam Rock

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    + 34
    - 52
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    added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

  39. 39
    + 32
    - 59

    about to drop off & added by axelanti
    Ska

  40. 40
    + 36
    - 60

    Drum and Bass

  41. 41
    + 39
    - 48

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

  42. 42
    + 23
    - 25

    added by edohalo92
    Techno

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    - 81
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    added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

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    + 6
    - 10

    new! & added by pascal-m-
    Dubstep

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