The Best Genres of Music Anything
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The Best Genres of Music

One of the biggest questions asked 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. 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

    100
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    Alternative

    91
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    Classical

    87
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    Classic Rock

    78
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    Heavy Metal

    77
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    Jazz

    77
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    Blues

    75
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    Punk Rock

    63
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dance/Electronica

    62
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    Indie Rock

    61
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    Classical Rock/Progressive

    61
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    60
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    Folk

    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pop

    58
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    Rap/hip-hop

    58
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    Country

    56
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    Soundtracks/theme Songs

    55
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    ranked low on reranks
    Oldies

    55
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    Soul/funk

    52
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    Thrash Metal

    43
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    Grunge music

    42
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    Metalcore

    39
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    Industrial

    38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Religious

    37
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    Hardcore

    36
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    Reggae

    36
    added by: axelanti
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    35
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    Folk Metal

    35
    added by: scarerc0w
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    Bluegrass

    33
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    Hardstyle

    5
    added by: mspeaker1311
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    new! Hardstyle

    4
    added by: mspeaker1311
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