Top Ten Best Music Genres

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41 Electronic Dance Music

EDM has concerts that gain national notability! It is the highest climbing genre and mixes with pop and rap artists that score hundreds of thousands of views and positive feedback.

I wouldn't say it's the best; but it deserves to be much higher than this. It encompasses some of the other genres put on this list. - Lasvegasxavier

This is the kind of music that really hypes up the crowd!

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42 Dubstep

Everything before all that 2009 noise was great. Even though I like some of the new stuff these producers pull out, I think the early years of the genre were the best.

Go listen to Burial, Skream, Benga, whatever, and compare that to Skrillex. The difference is quite notable.

Get with the times, sure it may sound like a bunch of weird noises, but once you get a feel for dubstep it attaches to you like a limpet. People say it's not real music, but I think to be a dubstep artist you need to have some musical talent to string those sounds together and let it flow. So yeah, dubstep is a real form of music, and it's addictive!

Hear some of skrillex and agree with me - Mushroom99

Dubstep tells a story within the bass drops, techno-style notes and sometimes some lyrics. I like punk, metal, emo, rock etc, but all those tell a story with only lyrics, some songs even just tell a story that is so simple that it's like from a children's story book. If you listen to a song in dubstep, you will find that the song has no meaning. However, there is a meaning, but you need to find it out yourself. All dubstep songs can make you rave out and dance, and sometimes calm you down or make you feel better. Dubstep is the genre with the deepest meaning and it's the best raving music. Good job Skrillex.

Please keep your crazy-ass deepness to yourself. If you wanna go that far into it, just interpret Pink Floyd and Rush albums, or something. - MrWizard1234

Unfortunately, when people think dubstep, they think Skrillex. There are many fantastic dubstep artists out there. You just have to look for them. Code Pandorum is a very unknown example, but his work is like a mixture of metal and dubstep which he calls deathstep. - xMagnoblade

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43 Pop Punk

I feel like the name "pop punk" contradicts itself. Pop means popular, and its what the majority listens to. PUNK is this rebellious spirit that pees on the majority and rules. Pop punk is what teen girls listen to to make them feel like rebellious punks, despite actually being preppy. If you want to understand what I'm talking about listen to Sex Pistols or The Clash or Bad Religion

And here folks you have genre of overrated bands, including but not limited to the sub-par bands licensed to fueled by ramen.

This genre is by far the best out of all others

This is one of my favourite genres of all time! My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Green Day, Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco, Relient K, Bowling For Soup, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Plain White Ts

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44 Art Rock

One particular band has turned me onto this expressive style of rock, and that band is Florence + the Machine. Her ethereal vocals and the incredible backing music was just so captivating to me, and her lyrics complement the style so perfectly. It's a very unique style and that's why I like Art Rock so much. - theOpinionatedOne

Art Rock acts include Roxy Music, David Bowie, Jethro Tull, Electric Light Orchestra, Moody Blues, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Procol Harum, Peter Gabriel... And still on 51?!
Come on people..

45 Emo

How is this #240? This should at LEAST be in the top 20 with crap genres like electronic, and rap, pop above it. Emo bands, such as Rites of Spring, Taking Back Sunday, Moss Icon, Jawbreaker, they are all amazing, and talented. They spend hours writing lyrics that come straight from the heart. I see why this isn't #1 but it should be way higher. It's hard to put this punk influenced, highly cultured genre in a box, there are some alternative rock influenced bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate. Just get a band, show your emotions in emotionally abstract lyrics that haunt your mind and sooth your soul.

Modern emo is just teenagers whining about life and how their life sucks, promoting depression in teenagers. But when emo was made in the early 80's, it meant that the singer put so much emotion into a subject, the poetry was AMAZING. Then it was overtaken by depression when the scene came in 2004. Bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker, Rites of Spring, The get up Kids are all amazing emo bands. - Plonderss

Emo is not just whiney no talent kids singing some sappy song about 1st world problems, emo stands for emotional, yes, it's emotional. Why is that a bad thing? Some one singing about what they feel after they loss someone, someone singing about battling depression, WHY IS THAT BAD? A lot of people can relate to it, people that can't relate or understand it are robots with no consideration for other people. I'm not even that big a fan of emo music, but it needs more credit! A lot of people just say emo is whiney, it's not. emo is emotional, emo is sad, emo is powerful. Just because a song is emo, doesn't mean it's a bad song. Listen to more emo music, then you will see.

I like this genre. Ex: Rites Of Spring, Seven Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker

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46 Glam Rock

This is the scene that reigned the 80's. It's part of rock n' roll so love it. Bands like Kiss, Motley Crue etc. Are great.

Already voted for punk, but next in line for me is glam rock. David bowie = God

This is a great genre cause it has and I have to say my most favorite bands of all time and that is GUNS N ROSES!

Needs to be in the top 10

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47 Metal

Metal is awesome better than hip hop

Metal is the best music in this world believe it or not is the greatest

Without this, music would NEVER be the same.

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48 Trance

Let me put it this way...

Armin van Buuren
Paul van dyk
Markus Schulz
ATB
Dash Berlin
Tiesto
Gareth Emery
Ferry Corsten
Above & Beyond
Cosmic Gate

...
No one will ever beat them

I think trance is definitely the best genre that isn't that mainstream, the other people would rate Heavy Metal as the best genre, but that is more mainstream than trance, trance hasn't been at it's been since the 90's though really. But it's always been my favourite and it brings back memories of the 90's. It sure is better than dubstep, which is rated higher, shows this list is biased to what we know and what we don't.

Its my favorite music type because of its power to embrace and relax you with joy I'd give this 5 stars out of 3

Armin is just awesome!

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50 Swing Music

Go listen to some Benny Goodman and feel like you're in a Mafia movie.

It just gives a feeling of excitement and you feel as if you're right there in France or playing the instrument! It gives you a feeling to dance like your back in the good ol' days! Sounds so much better than a bunch of noises put together amd being called music, this is actually well written music for instrumentals!

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51 Melodic Metal

It's something better than this? It's the most beautiful combination ever. Dark side of metal and beautiful voices and vocals. I love it!

Metalcore combine the best of both heavy metal with growling vocals & melodic music with clean vocals, really hard to make & each song is unique
Beside it's a modern genre as some describe it as the future of metal

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52 Trap

Trap is not just "another electronic music genre." It's not my favorite, but if you dig deeper, you will find some great, melodic, meaningful trap music. Electronic music gets a lot of hate because when most people think of trap music/electronic music, they're thinking of the mainstream EDM songs, and assume that these songs represent the entire electronic industry (which, for the record, they don't). There are great electronic songs out there, you just have to find them.

Trap is one of the best music genres out there. I can't believe how this is 48th

Trap is actually one of the worst music genres out there at least in my opinion because like many other electronic music genres it sounds absolutely awful (note this is all my opinion)! - TheThomasThomas

Trap is not just the mainstream trap. There is also calmer, more melodic versions that cover more emotion.

Trap is terrible. Were is the skill? Making a beat that is slow and then slowly rapping over it anyone can do that.

I 100% agree with you trap requires no skill but it does require a ton of electronic beats that are pointless and annoying and a lot of auto tune! - TheThomasThomas

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53 Rap Metal

I'm pretty sure rap metal is just another word for nu metal, and it is not garbage. Nu metal is awesome, anyone who says it sucks has simply not listened to enough of it.

There's only one word to describe it and it's garbage. - PositronWildhawk

Guys everyone who want to know the diffrebt of nu metal and rap metal that is in rap metal you can have guitar solo's and It's without electronic aounds. Listen to rage against the machine and after this listen to Linkin Park or slipknot and you can hear the diffrent sound of music

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54 Folk Metal

No doubt, the only reason I like music is because alestorm, turisas, ensiferum and so much more bands are there to lit my way through school!

Folk metal is what it says. It's usually traditional Scandinavian instruments mixed with metal and often deathmetal grown or pure song. It's also very musical and headbang "friendly".

Absolutely the best of all (with symphonic metal! ) Bands like Turisas, Ensiferum and Alestorm should far more known to to the world!

Why don't create a category "Pirate Metal", the trust is in Alestorm

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55 Soundtrack

Soundtracks, or so-called "movie trailer music" or "epic music," should definitely rank in the top tens. It has the power of the orchestra and a distinct melody all within the timeframe of a couple minutes. Think of all the movies you have watched and a couple of great soundtracks.

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56 Neo-classical Metal

Has to be the best music genre. It gets me every time, taking advice from the masters of long ago and mixing it with the creativity and awesomeness that takes place today (called metal).

A very great music genre. It takes a lot of skill too.

It's the answer for people who say metal is just noise.

57 Classic V 1 Comment
58 Opera V 2 Comments
59 Industrial Rock

A perfect combination of rock and industrial (a form of electronic music). Noble bands include Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, KMFDM, Filter, and Rammstein.

This I think should get more attention and it falls under the techno category even though it is a mix of rap and heavy metal.

One of the best forms of electronic rock out there.

60 House

I don't know why this not at the top ten. But this is one of my favorite music genres of all time. Best examples is Daft Punk and deadmau5!

House music the only music in the world to still evolve It has over 12 sub genres. someone tell me what's beating that

This should have definitely been higher. Don't know why it's at 55?!?

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