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

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Rock

  2. 2
    + 1,182
    - 644
    Alternative 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Alternative

  3. 3
    + 1,201
    - 453
    Classic Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Classic Rock

  4. 4
    + 907
    - 681
    Classical 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Classical

  5. 5
    + 1,318
    - 764
    Heavy Metal 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Heavy Metal

  6. 6
    + 747
    - 704
    Jazz 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jazz

  7. 7
    + 742
    - 639
    Blues 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Blues

  8. 8
    + 561
    - 188

    ranked low on reranks & added by jobill

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  9. 9
    + 755
    - 477
    Classical Rock/Progressive 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Classical Rock/Progressive

  10. 10
    + 655
    - 902
    Dance/Electronica 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dance/Electronica

  11. 11
    + 665
    - 515


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  12. 12
    + 543
    - 481
    Oldies 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Oldies

  13. 13
    + 481
    - 1,030
    Pop 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop

  14. 14
    + 606
    - 653
    Indie Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Indie Rock

  15. 15
    + 479
    - 625
    Folk 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Folk

  16. 16
    + 688
    - 1,026
    Rap/hip-hop 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Rap/hip-hop

  17. 17
    + 423
    - 554
    Soundtracks/theme Songs 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Soundtracks/theme Songs

  18. 18
    + 486
    - 867
    Country 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Country

  19. 19
    + 386
    - 642
    Soul/funk 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed
    Soul/funk

  20. 20
    + 356
    - 227
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    ranked low on reranks & added by RobinGallego
    Hard Rock

  21. 21
    + 489
    - 520
    Thrash Metal 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Thrash Metal

  22. 22
    + 256
    - 116
    Classical Crossover 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Classical Crossover As exemplified by Jackie Evancho, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, and many more.

  23. 23
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    - 212
    Púnk Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Púnk Rock

  24. 24
    + 373
    - 463
    Reggae 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & added by axelanti
    Reggae

  25. 25
    + 339
    - 339


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  26. 26
    + 120
    - 95
    Psychedelic Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Psychedelic Rock

  27. 27
    + 184
    - 243
    Post Punk 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by erisedRi
    Post Punk

  28. 28
    + 162
    - 175
    Blues Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by BozinovskiMilan
    Blues Rock

  29. 29
    + 68
    - 54
    Rythm & Blues 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Rythm & Blues

  30. 30
    + 256
    - 371
    Hardcore 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Hardcore

  31. 31
    + 117
    - 159
    New Wave 
	is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by muzziac
    New Wave

  32. 32
    + 168
    - 402

    often listed

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  33. 33
    + 232
    - 627
    Religious 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed
    Religious

  34. 34
    + 247
    - 540
    Metalcore 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Metalcore

  35. 35
    + 171
    - 369
    Industrial 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed
    Industrial

  36. 36
    + 51
    - 74
    Symphonic Metal 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Symphonic Metal

  37. 37
    + 57
    - 84
    Power Metal 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    Power Metal

  38. 38
    + 85
    - 151
    Post-Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by muzziac
    Post-Rock

  39. 39
    + 182
    - 391
    Folk Metal 
	is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by scarerc0w
    Folk Metal

  40. 40
    + 166
    - 363
    Bluegrass 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Bluegrass

  41. 41
    + 51
    - 116
    Opera 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Opera

  42. 42
    + 45
    - 50
    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Art Rock

  43. 43
    + 139
    - 236
    Glam Rock 
	is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by erisedRi

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  44. 44
    + 45
    - 80
    No image

    added by Ferry73
    Swing

  45. 45
    + 92
    - 188

    added by erisedRi

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  46. 46
    + 12
    - 20


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  47. 47
    + 105
    - 172
    No image

    added by RobinGallego
    Hard Blues Rock

  48. 48
    + 113
    - 154
    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by JacobHuneycutt
    Pop Punk

  49. 49
    + 96
    - 156
    Drum and Bass 
	is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Genres of Music


    Drum and Bass

  50. 50
    + 61
    - 115
    House 
	is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Genres of Music

    added by Ferry73
    House

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