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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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2,456 767
Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rock

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2
1,609 919
Alternative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Alternative

3
1,645 678
Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classic Rock

4
1,216 993
Classical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical

5
1,782 1,106
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal

6
1,059 977
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Jazz

7
1,008 912
Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues

8
948 371
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Genres of Music
jobill added Rock and Roll

9
1,025 710
Classical Rock/Progressive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical Rock/Progressive

10
864 1,208
Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica

11
731 678
Oldies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Oldies

12
883 734
Progressive Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music

13
803 895
Indie Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock

14
1,042 1,347
Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rap/hip-hop

15
609 864
Folk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk

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16
577 712
Soundtracks/theme Songs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soundtracks/theme Songs

17
570 352
Hard Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
RobinGallego added Hard Rock

18
513 812
Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk

19
641 1,139
Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country

20
682 708
Thrash Metal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Thrash Metal

21
450 368
Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Púnk Rock

22
486 503
Grunge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music

23
526 626
Reggae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
axelanti added Reggae

24
276 255
Psychedelic Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Psychedelic Rock

25
295 386
Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Post Punk

26
353 268
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27
206 283
New Wave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added New Wave

28
224 509
Industrial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Industrial

29
337 493
Hardcore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hardcore

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30
162 148
R&B is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added R&B

31
215 491
Bluegrass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Bluegrass

32
244 264
Blues Rock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music
BozinovskiMilan added Blues Rock

33
220 522
Big band is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music

34
284 826
Religious is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Religious

35
217 337
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erisedRi added Glam Rock

36
144 191
Power Metal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Power Metal

37
95 252
Opera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Opera

38
312 690
Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Metalcore

39
238 490
Folk Metal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music
scarerc0w added Folk Metal

40
143 296
Britpop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Britpop

41
125 244
Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Post-Rock

42
90 143
Art Rock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Art Rock

43
116 202
Techno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music
edohalo92 added Techno

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44
72 127
Black Metal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Black Metal

45
81 104
Soul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Soul

46
93 96
Garage Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Garage Rock

47
102 200
House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added House

48
70 105
Celtic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Celtic

49
140 229
Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Drum and Bass

50
101 141
Symphonic Metal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Symphonic Metal