popular opinion The Best Genres of Music  

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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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2,526 798
Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rock

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2
1,652 944
Alternative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Alternative

3
1,681 701
Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classic Rock

4
1,258 1,010
Classical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical

5
1,087 1,002
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Jazz

6
1,825 1,132
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal

7
1,026 935
Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues

8
983 387
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Genres of Music
jobill added Rock and Roll

9
1,048 720
Classical Rock/Progressive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical Rock/Progressive

10
893 1,226
Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica

11
903 744
Progressive Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music

12
745 685
Oldies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Oldies

13
820 909
Indie Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock

14
1,070 1,378
Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rap/hip-hop

15
622 875
Folk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk

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16
587 721
Soundtracks/theme Songs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soundtracks/theme Songs

17
586 359
Hard Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
RobinGallego added Hard Rock

18
517 821
Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk

19
657 1,152
Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country

20
461 375
Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Púnk Rock

21
698 719
Thrash Metal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Thrash Metal

22
499 508
Grunge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music

23
536 634
Reggae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
axelanti added Reggae

24
283 266
Psychedelic Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Psychedelic Rock

25
300 395
Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Post Punk

26
358 272
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27
211 287
New Wave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added New Wave

28
228 514
Industrial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Industrial

29
344 498
Hardcore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hardcore

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30
251 268
Blues Rock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music
BozinovskiMilan added Blues Rock

31
165 152
R&B is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added R&B

32
218 499
Bluegrass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Bluegrass

33
221 527
Big band is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music

34
287 838
Religious is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Religious

35
7 3
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal

36
154 196
Power Metal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Power Metal

37
222 342
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erisedRi added Glam Rock

38
99 258
Opera is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Opera

39
315 696
Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Metalcore

40
242 493
Folk Metal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music
scarerc0w added Folk Metal

41
131 246
Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Post-Rock

42
144 300
Britpop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Britpop

43
95 145
Art Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Art Rock

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122 209
Techno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Genres of Music
edohalo92 added Techno

45
112 205
House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added House

46
75 132
Black Metal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Black Metal

47
98 98
Garage Rock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Garage Rock

48
84 109
Soul is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Soul

49
107 145
Symphonic Metal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Symphonic Metal

50
145 235
Drum and Bass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Drum and Bass