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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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2,329 717
Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rock

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2
1,517 871
Alternative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Alternative

3
1,564 633
Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classic Rock

4
1,168 923
Classical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical

5
1,697 1,044
Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Heavy Metal

6
1,004 923
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Jazz

7
962 857
Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Blues

8
876 337
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Genres of Music
jobill added Rock and Roll

9
963 669
Classical Rock/Progressive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Classical Rock/Progressive

10
696 642
Oldies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Oldies

11
810 1,157
Dance/Electronica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica

12
833 704
Progressive Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music

13
761 858
Indie Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock

14
590 827
Folk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk

15
959 1,298
Rap/hip-hop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Rap/hip-hop

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16
551 686
Soundtracks/theme Songs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soundtracks/theme Songs

17
536 332
Hard Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
RobinGallego added Hard Rock

18
490 788
Soul/funk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk

19
619 1,102
Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country

20
652 682
Thrash Metal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Thrash Metal

21
410 350
Púnk Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Púnk Rock

22
463 481
Grunge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music

23
500 602
Reggae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
axelanti added Reggae

24
249 231
Psychedelic Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Psychedelic Rock

25
279 360
Post Punk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Post Punk

26
338 253
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27
195 266
New Wave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added New Wave

28
219 493
Industrial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Industrial

29
327 481
Hardcore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hardcore

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30
211 508
Big band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music

31
272 797
Religious is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Religious

32
206 478
Bluegrass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Bluegrass

33
226 256
Blues Rock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music
BozinovskiMilan added Blues Rock

34
144 141
Rythm & Blues is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Rythm & Blues

35
91 237
Opera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Opera

36
206 326
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erisedRi added Glam Rock

37
300 676
Metalcore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Metalcore

38
126 182
Power Metal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Power Metal

39
231 479
Folk Metal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music
scarerc0w added Folk Metal

40
135 284
Britpop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music
erisedRi added Britpop

41
66 100
EDM is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music
EDM

42
53 75
R+B is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music
R+B

43
117 236
Post-Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music
muzziac added Post-Rock

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44
85 133
Art Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Art Rock

45
110 189
Techno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music
edohalo92 added Techno

46
65 115
Black Metal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Black Metal

47
76 97
Soul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Soul

48
94 175
Disco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added Disco

49
96 187
House is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Ferry73 added House

50
83 89
Garage Rock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Mark Lanzarotta added Garage Rock