Top Ten Most Underrated Music Genres

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21 Ska

Ska is amazing yet if people ask what music I like and I say Ska they always say "What's Ska? " Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are amazing bands

Ska is just epic. Give it a listen, and you will smile. I suggest Suburban Legends and Reel Big Fish.

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22 Reggae

Most genres you hear in America are either any variation of pop (old school and new school), rap (gangsta, faker Lil Wayne etc) rock (punk, alternative, etc), electronic (dubstep, trap, etc), jazz, even classical. It's all overplayed. Most of us can name at least five or ten artists off out heads but what about reggae? Bob marley and his seed, peter tosh, burning spear, who else can people name? Reggae is a very underrepresented genre in the United States. Hell, even indie music has a large following in the US. Most if not all reggae artists write their own songs and they are from the heart. Most reggae deals with issues happening around us like corruption, war, and poverty. Lover's rock, a sub genre of reggae, is also extremely popular and are about treating your partner right and making love, not just about sex. Reggae is very popular here in Hawai'i where it is if not, the most popular genre here.

MOST UNDERRATED GENRE EVER! People know Bob Marley because of smoking pot and that's it, this is a genre of peace, love and full of soul...

Underrated! I think one of the most underrated albums here is "Two Sevens Clash" from Culture

It's underrated in the states because Jamaica was for a very long time a British colony. Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae were imported since the sixties in England ( where it has a big following ) and hardly in the states.

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23 Noise Rock
24 Industrial Rock

Seriously underrated. If you want a good industrial rock band I recommend you check out Nine Inch Nails or Rammstein. Or even Rob Zombie.

25 Dream Pop V 1 Comment
26 J-Pop

I love J-Pop. I like the group AKB48, especially their song Fortune Cookie. I also like the song Pon Pon- AnimeDrawer85

27 Opera
28 Swing Jazz V 1 Comment
29 Horrorcore Rap

Very deep, meaningful and emotional songs. Some of the most talented artists I know are horrorcore/Occult Rap. definitely underrated. - PhattyTerrell

Love it! Pretty cool genre, sadly, people think we're sadists. We are very misunderstood.

Its slim shady type stuff. Really awesome to listen to! Love it!

30 House
31 Shoegaze
32 Ambient

Really good for studying, and it get's your head in the game and motivated when you need it. Also ambient songs are really long so you never run out. Also most Ambient songs are really good.

33 Power Metal

I really do hope that this gets more attention. Metal as a genre should. - 906389

Probably one of the more accessible (and also very skilled, complex and melodic)subgenres of metal, butunknown to people outside the metal community, most of whom think metal is all satanic unmelodic and screaming. Most powermetal is pretty much the exact opposite to it, people really should give it a listen. - Selanya

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34 Death Metal V 2 Comments
35 Electronic Rock

My favorite genre of rock next to Industrial Rock. Both which are seriously underrated.

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36 Grunge Grunge

Not really underrated, just the people that are posers only listen to nirvana's one song and get so hyped and never listen to them again

Grunge isn't dead, its just resting.

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37 Industrial Metal V 1 Comment
38 Baroque
39 Classical Crossover

Too classical to most people, not taken serious by fans of classical music. It is a genre that has great lots of potential and it can be very creative. It's performers are not only singers who are "too bad for opera"!

Sometimes also called "Classical Crossover'; exemplified by younger singers like Jackie Evancho.

40 Intelligent Dance Music (IDM)

Responsible for the greatest progression in modern music in the last 25 years

People should appreciate the complexity of this genre.

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