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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dance/Electronica 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Dance/Electronica

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Folk 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk

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Indie Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Indie Rock

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

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

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Soul/funk 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul/funk

18
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Hard Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Hard Rock

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+ - 590 1,041
Country 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Country

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

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Grunge 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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Reggae 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Reggae

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Púnk Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Púnk Rock

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Psychedelic Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Psychedelic Rock

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Post Punk 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Post Punk

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New Wave 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music
New Wave

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

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

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Bluegrass 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Bluegrass

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

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Big band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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

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

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

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

38
+ - 218 461
Folk Metal 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Folk Metal

39
+ - 108 162
Power Metal 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Power Metal

40
+ - 122 263
Britpop 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music

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+ - 51 77
EDM 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music
EDM

42
+ - 77 117
Art Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Art Rock

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+ - 109 221
Post-Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Post-Rock

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Disco 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Disco

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+ - 98 171
Techno 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Techno

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+ - 68 85
Soul 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Soul

47
+ - 61 129
Shoegaze 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Shoegaze

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+ - 41 57
R+B 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Genres of Music
R+B

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+ - 57 84
Celtic 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music
Celtic

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