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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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2,383 738
Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rock

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2
1,561 889
Alternative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Alternative

3
1,604 651
Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classic Rock

4
1,192 955
Classical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical

5
1,735 1,072
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal

6
1,028 944
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Jazz

7
979 881
Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues

8
910 352
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Genres of Music
jobill added Rock and Roll

9
997 683
Classical Rock/Progressive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical Rock/Progressive

10
711 659
Oldies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Oldies

11
831 1,182
Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica

12
858 717
Progressive Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music

13
780 872
Indie Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock

14
997 1,320
Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rap/hip-hop

15
600 843
Folk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk

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16
563 698
Soundtracks/theme Songs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soundtracks/theme Songs

17
552 341
Hard Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
RobinGallego added Hard Rock

18
501 798
Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk

19
630 1,120
Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country

20
664 693
Thrash Metal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Thrash Metal

21
430 357
Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Púnk Rock

22
474 489
Grunge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music

23
512 611
Reggae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
axelanti added Reggae

24
266 241
Psychedelic Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Psychedelic Rock

25
288 372
Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Post Punk

26
347 258
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27
198 274
New Wave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added New Wave

28
222 500
Industrial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Industrial

29
331 484
Hardcore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hardcore

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30
216 514
Big band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music

31
209 484
Bluegrass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Bluegrass

32
278 813
Religious is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Religious

33
233 259
Blues Rock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music
BozinovskiMilan added Blues Rock

34
150 144
Rythm & Blues is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Rythm & Blues

35
212 332
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erisedRi added Glam Rock

36
92 244
Opera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Opera

37
136 187
Power Metal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Power Metal

38
306 683
Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Metalcore

39
236 484
Folk Metal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music
scarerc0w added Folk Metal

40
72 106
EDM is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music
EDM

41
59 78
R+B is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music
R+B

42
138 291
Britpop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Britpop

43
121 239
Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Post-Rock

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44
88 137
Art Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Art Rock

45
112 195
Techno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music
edohalo92 added Techno

46
69 121
Black Metal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Black Metal

47
79 100
Soul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Soul

48
90 93
Garage Rock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Garage Rock

49
136 224
Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Drum and Bass

50
96 185
Disco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Disco