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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.
list ordered by
1
3,658 1,357
Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rock
2
2,320 1,472
Alternative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Alternative
3
2,391 1,115
Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classic Rock
4
1,762 1,532
Classical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical
5
1,557 1,493
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Jazz
6
2,509 1,618
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal
7
1,444 1,355
Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues
8
1,592 692
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Genres of Music
jobill added
9
1,437 1,051
Classical Rock/Progressive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical Rock/Progressive
10
1,761 1,914
Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rap/hip-hop
11
1,229 1,063
Progressive Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music
12
1,276 1,680
Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica
13
1,025 990
Oldies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Oldies
14
1,099 1,216
Indie Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock
15
802 1,188
Folk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk
16
919 574
Hard Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music
RobinGallego added Hard Rock
17
808 960
Soundtracks/theme Songs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soundtracks/theme Songs
18
713 1,078
Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk
19
1,004 1,027
Thrash Metal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Thrash Metal
20
888 1,548
Country is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country
21
697 679
Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Púnk Rock
22
705 874
Grunge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music
23
730 1,028
Reggae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
axelanti added Reggae
24
273 329
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal
25
570 478
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Classical Crossover
As exemplified by Jackie Evancho, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, and many more.