Top Ten Most Underrated Music Genres

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21Noise Rock
22Reggae

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

Soul music that is very emotional.

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23Ska

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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24Industrial 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.

25Dream PopV1 Comment
26J-Pop

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

27Horrorcore 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!

28Swing JazzV1 Comment
29Opera
30House
31Death MetalV2 Comments
32Ambient

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.

33Power 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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34Shoegaze
35Electronic Rock

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

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36Grunge

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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37Classical 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.

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39Baroque
40Pop

Who the hell said pop is underrated. its rather too much over rated

Um pretty sure who put that pop is overrated is kind of living under a rock. If anything pop is overrated. In my opinion pop SUCKS

Pop music IS underrated. Artists like Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Marina and The Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, and Lorde have so many personal songs on their albums the never get released as singles because if record labels. Do you know how hard it is to want to have your music heard but then your record label only wants safe songs to be released? Being a pop star is hard especially when your introduced to the industry at a young age. Yes there are a lot of wonderful indie artists that don't get known but that's life you either know the music industry or you don't.

Not underrated at all but definitely overhated - Mcgillacuddy

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