Top Ten Best Music GenresRHCPfan
The Top Ten
I'm so relieved now that see that Pop Music is below all the greater genres
Pop is actually #1 in the worst kind of music list on this website. There are much worse genres but there ya go.
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By Heavy Metal, they mean metal in general, not just the specific subgenre. Those bands are all metal, no matter which subgenera they are. - Songsta41
Your life is complete when you develop a taste for heavy metal.
Bands like led zeppelin, a7x, metallica, eluveitie are the best - siddharthiyer
Heavy metal is the best! I love a good metal song - KingSlayer93316V 637 Comments
Metal, Alternative or punk. its all rock n roll! - beasthound
I like the origonal rock and roll like elvis but I also like G N R, acdc and awesome stuff like that - squire
Classical rock is the best there ever was and ever will be.
Green Day,Linkin Park,Metallica,Queen,Dead Kennedys,Avenged Sevenfold,Rise Against and so much more.Metal,Punk and Alternative are great and they're all part of this genre.-DarkBoi-XV 265 Comments
I really like hard rock, the best bands: Aerosmith, GN'R, AC/DC, Queen, Deep Purple, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Stryper... - rock2metal
The best lyrics, bands and guitarists... yeah it is the best all right. One question, why is it 12th?!?!?! - nic1997ps3
I actually think this is the best one. , without this, the other genres couldn't have existed, this is the father of all other rock genres.
Hard rock is awesome as well! This list suits me so well - KingSlayer93316V 93 Comments
Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, Skillet... And many others!
These guys are on top of the world and are more loved than Shakira, Akon, Eminem and Britney.
Alternative Music Is Pure Art, and it's very difficult to become a musical artist!
Eminem!? Eminem is amazing. I recommend looking into his music. My favorite genres are Alternative, Grunge, and Rock. Eminem has meaningful music. I'm okay with you not liking him, but categorizing him with the others mentioned? No. Just. No.
Bring out the guitar crank it up, gets some vocals and a drum and your all set. Alternative will always be the best and sure as hell is better than than those girls who call themselves pop singers. If you agree gimme a hell yeah! ( or a thumbs up, whichever comes first. ) - Giusti97
This genre is just filled with Yes. God, I miss the 90's. Pearl Jam, Days of the New, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, etc.
Foster the People, Linkin Park, Coldplay, Nirvana, Three Days Grace, All American Rejects, Imagine Dragons they are all greatV 166 Comments
You can spend a couple of hours writing a pop song or you could spend months writing a symphony. Classical music is great because of aesthetic subtleties, depth and expressiveness. Pop music just stays at one tempo, on volume for most of a song and has nothing subtle about it. The beat is obvious, chords are predictable and prominent instrumental parts are rejected.
Agreed. Classical is very difficult to write. That and you need to make the music fit for certain instruments, notes, etc. - LostDream258
The genre that requires the most skill to play, the most thought to write, but the hardest genre to appreciate. Classical should be number one.
It takes years of practice to play plenty of classical tunes.
I don't know why metal is at the top, but classical is way better. - FixedNationV 114 Comments
Punk rock is a music genre had soul, heart and spirit. I grew up as a kid with this type of music and it gave me a great influence in life, like the bad times, good times and the memorable times though I am a teenager I will always remember how much it means to me and others who appreciate punk rock and pop punk as much as I do
Keep up the music in the near future guys, really appreciate it
The Clash, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Dead Kennedys and The Damned. They are all excellent bands and it disappointing to see them being over shadowed by bands like Green Day and Good Charlotte that aren't half as good as the bands that were before them.
With it's insane lyrical quality to its diversity there is no doubt that Punk Rock is the best genre of music. Bands like The Clash, The Ramones, and the Sex Pistols may have really made Punk rock appeal to the masses we mustn't forget hardcore legends such as Minor Threat, The Bad Brains, Suicidal Tendencys, Dead Kennedys, Op Ivy, etc. Etc. Honestly anywhere from musical slam poetry to uplifting ska beats, to emo, to catchy hooks punk's got it all. Oh and without punk there wouldn't be Fugazi... Imagine the horror.
Punk is really great.Green Day,Dead Kennedys,Rise Against,Anti Flag and so much more.I like Classic Punk,Hardcore Punk and even Pop-Punk.-DarkBoi-XV 76 Comments
Exodus, Metallica, anthrax, GWAR, megadeath, ministry, motothead, pantera, SLAYER! All of these great thrash bands and thrash is at 27 come on people it should at least be at 6 or 7. Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Paul, Lars Ulrich, Nick Menza, Paul Bostaph, all of them are great drummers who came from thrash metal. Kirk hammett, dave mustaine great thrash guitarists. This is the best metal genre!
Exodus, Testament, Vio-lence, Kreator, Destructions, Anthrax, Sodom, over kill, nuclear assault, Slayer, Metallica, Annihilator and Megadeth are just a few of the best Thrash Metal band to ever live. By far the most awesome genre of music!
The big four, Exodus, Sodom, Kreator, every band, oh, every known band in this genre is at least good or godly. This genre deserves to be in the top 5. AND HOW IS THIS LOWER THAN NU METAL?
Slayer! My favorite Thrash Metal band. I also like Motörhead, Metallica, Ministry, and so many more. Thrash Metal should be higher on this list - KingSlayer93316V 79 Comments
While not originally a music genre its now a genre describing artists like lady gaga Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber this is a genre that sucks ass
I had to vote, because I wanna tell all of you "pop" fans that POP is not a genre. Pop is short for popular, and those music that you listen to is not "pop". Oh, and by the way the music that you listen to is not music.
Why are people instantly criticizing those who put pop as a good music genre? I agree with many on this site that lots of pop music is not good music. However, we are forgetting other points. Good artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Adele, One Republic and so forth sing pop. Also, some of these site visitors did not view the lists made by these people. Same people who put this as a good genre also put Michael Jackson and Adele in the best singer list. We should not say "all pop" is bad. There are bad singers in every genre. Pop music singers get the most flak simply because everyone knows them. In addition there are good music in the pop genre like "Where is the Love? " and "The Man". Generalizing an entire genre is stupid. You don't and won't hear me saying all metal is satanic or all rap is ghetto because I know those are lies. This genre defenetly has bad musicians in it. Justin Bieber and Miley should both go on a plane to Siberia and never come back. Not all pop singers use ...more
Because pop isn't a real genre, pop is just short for popular music, which would mean any band or artist that ends up on the billboard's top 40 list which would include rock, alternative, R&B or what people to consider pop "generic lyrics with a catchy tune that has choreography to it song by an average singer"
NoV 198 Comments
Listen, rock, soul and rap are what makes the world great. Sure rock and rap have had dark days when people think/thought they spewed negative lyrics. ALL genres do, it's music. Rap has produced some of the greatest artist ever to live: Tupac, Big L, Nas, Eminem, Biggie, all influenced us. I'm an upstanding and respectful person because of them, rap is amazing.
Laugh out loud at all the ignorant rock fans, I mean rock/metal is great it really is, but I hate some of the fans that diss other genres. Anyway rap, while it is still young, has grown so much. It will always prosper and represent the ghettos of the world - hell, not just the ghettos, everywhere in fact, no matter who you are, where you're from, or what you like, you an pick up a mic and rap your soul out. Express yourself and remember, always keep it real.
RAP for the win.
Rap in my opinion, is the greatest type of music, because you can really make it about anything and it will sound really great. I have learned to shift from Rock and Roll to Rap (i am white), because rock music really became unamusing to me. I needed something that I could listen to for hours upon hours without having to skip a billion songs over again because I don't like what chord the guitar is playing is or I don't like that they might possibly be talking about something that makes me more uncomfortable then what I might hear in any rap song. I also do not like how Rock and Heavy Metal fans often stereotype us and say that all rap is, is just songs about having sex and getting money and nice cars and all of that, but what they are not understanding is that their are rappers that talk about very interesting topics unlike sex and money. Some like to brag about not having anything at all except for a drug operation running in the Southern Part of Atlanta. Another example of a type of ...more
The "interesting" topics you're talking about aren't interesting. I prefer meaning in fictional stories, hidden political nudges, and metaphors describing real events to people plainly saying what happened in their life. Anyone can describe their life, it takes a musician to write music with meanings you can't immediately figure out or even appreciate. And that is why I like rock. - Songsta41
Tupac, Eminem and other 90’s rappers were all good, but rap is kind of dying now. I hate it because all rappers rap about is money, sex, and girls’ booty and boobs... - KingSlayer93316V 210 Comments
Without the blues many of these genres wouldn't even exist. Some of the greatest guitarists of ALL time even had blues influences and played the blues style anyway.
The blues is in everything. Without the blues there would be nothing but pop.
Blues is the ultimate in music, not taking it to far like heavy metal, and always undeniably cool blues is king
This should be above pop. - MetalPopeV 40 Comments
Its awesome. Best singer here is Frank Sinatra and I really think people are starting to underrate it so please start listening to jazz and you really will enjoy it
Jazz is the best, especially some of the older artists, such as Maynard Ferguson, Bill Chase, or go even more classic, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, and for all those who didn't know, modern music developed from things like jazz music
Ella Fitzgerald, Frank, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby? You can't beat that! This is what true musicality looks like. I love the fact that it actually uses so many different instruments, uses intricate chord structurs, and is effective in putting anyone in a good mood!
It's so br00talV 74 Comments
Electronic gets a bad rap because most people don't yet understand it. Its one of the newest forms of music with so many different subgenres with so many variations of its usage that its absolutely mind boggling. My personal belief is that there is a subgenre of Electronic music for everyone even those that claim to hate it. I hope someday that Electronic music joins the annals of the best music types of all time as I personally believe it's the future.
This is a VERY new genre which many people can't connect with from previous generations due to it being so synthetic, but like almost any genre it has a unique brilliance to it, maybe not a great soothing melody like jazz, crazy riffs like rock, or intricate lyrics like (some) rap, but it has a HUGE range of sub-genres and unique styles; because of the general variety of sounds you can produce electronically. This genre is going to be around for a long time
I produce electronic, particularly trance/electro/complextro with a touch of dubstep. It's my drug.
I've listened to every genre ever, play the guitar, play keys, sing, play drums even rap a bit etc I've done it all... and everything has lead me into this AMAZING genre of music.
Electronic is simply the future of music.
If you look at a chart of top 100 hits right now you'll see that the majority have a heavy electronic influence in them, if not entirely electronic.
Electronic is the future.
Are you drunk? Electronic has just started and can only get bigger. - ProPanda
Decent music genre that has some cool stuff like Dubstep(Skrillex sucks though),Industrial,Drum&Bass,Trance,Hardstyle and Electro but there's also mediocre stuff like House and Trap but haven't really found any genres that are bad.-DarkBoi-XV 164 Comments
Progressive rock is probably one of the best genres out there. Often involving deep stories with morals and complex instrumentals, this music digs into the very depths of the human mind to create a revolutionary change to the mind of a human individual. Blending many types of music from different eras, cultures, as well as involving many instruments. This kind of music is the epitome of creativity in music.
Progressive rock is the best genre of all. It's the genre that takes the most talent to listen to and the one the requires the best taste in music. It's an extremely underrated genre. You've got bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Rush and King Crimson. What's not to like about this genre. I can't believe pop is above progressive rock. Pop music takes no talent, nor any good taste in music. Same goes to electronic. Progressive rock is very original. You have to really know how to play. I guess people rather go with what is mainstream, rather than what's actually good. Learn to listen to 20 minute songs with more than four chords. Learn to listen to long instrumental section like Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Roundabout, Echoes, Close To The Edge, 2112, Supper's Ready, Musical Box, etc. , not just three minute-easy to listen to-songs. Progressive rock makes you actually listen and pay attention. It's true music.
Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson. Come on guys also this includes Progressive Metal. The music is so complex and has time for long instrumentals
Best genre of all timeV 83 Comments
Why isn't this higher
Alternate rock is a really good music genre, one example of a band from this is Radiohead.
Two words: Smashing Pumpkins
This is the best! Imagine Dragons play Alt. Rock! - Jackal2272V 1 Comment
Psychedelic rock. This is the best genre out there. It's not mainstream that's the problem. It was revolutionised by the 13th floor elevators in about 1965-1966 then became huge in 1967 what such bands as Pink Floyd bringing out piper at the gates of dawn, doors: the doors, Beatles sgt peppers lonely hearts club band and many more. Bands such as tame impala are bringing it back which is awesome and psychedelic was the roots of punk, pop rock and pop. Be grateful for it.
38 is way to low when we're talking about bands such as Floyd, Beatles, Doors and so many other of historys greatest bands, not to mention newcomers such as MGMT
I like most genres of music before 1995, and occasionally Id hear a new song which I like, but Psychedelic Rock is without a doubt the best genre. It combined all the great genres of its day like blues, folk, jazz, rock, classical, funk, Eastern music, etc. and added new elements that made your brain melt as you rode the psychedelic rollercoaster. Some of the greatest artists of all time explored psychedelia and opened our minds to the possibilities and complexities of music. Artists like the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Phish. it's a shame its not more well known, otherwise no one would listen to what people call music these days.
Agreed I Love Psychedelic Rock, and in my opinion it's the best genre out there, and is so creative, I wish it was more popular today. - RogerWatersfan1999
This is my current addicitionV 14 Comments
I'm actually really surprised to see it so high on the list! This is my favorite genre, and honestly I was afraid to even say I liked nu metal, because I would get pounded into the ground by other metal fans, but really the only people that hate this genre are the brain dead metal fans that hate everything except what they like. Thanks for voting up, even though you don't know me I'm happy to see this genre is getting some positive feedback. Korn, slipknot, system of the down, and linkin park (not really sure if they still make nu metal) for the win!
Nu Metal is great because all the aspects combined make it melodic. Majority of nu metal songs have deep meaning, and most of the bands make their music for good reasons. - lukestheman4
Have you ever listen korn, slipknot, Linkin Park, limp bizkit or mushroomhead? You will be surprised because of basses, drums and DJ... And more
This genre is actually good.Listen to Linkin Park,System of a down or Korn.This genre,Dubsteo,Rap and Punk are good to listen to if you are pissed off.Favourite metal genre.-TheCoolGuy1V 40 Comments
WHAT the hell is wrong with people!? Grunge at 24th place? It deserves to be in the top 10 and not HERE! Nirvana is a legendary and influential band and it is a grunge band. It deserves to be sitting at the throne. Kurt Cobain deserves a huge credit especially when it comes to Best-Music-Genre or whatever...
People, stop voting for that useless R&B, Pop music. It rots the brains of children of this generation.
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you everyone, I'm 15 and I've been listening to Hair/Glam/Sleaze Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and stuff like that since I'm 12. Other kids said that people like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z etc. Are their inspiration or whatever and even say that they are proud as a fan. Me? I am more proud as a fan of Kurt Cobain more than how others are proud of themselves as fans of singers.
This is probably the worst comment on the list. So arrogant. And people can like what they like, nothing you can change. - SwagFlicks
WHAT GRUNGE at 24 oh no something wrong in this top ten grunge is the only genre who is 100% real, seriously guys we should kill the one who said nirvana created grunge I think because of people like him grunge is 24 nirvana is the third band who become mainstream soundgarden are the first alice in chains are the second I don't need to talk about the underground band bands like green river cause half of grunge fan todays know nothing about them
By the way if grunge didn't exists all genres in today rock music wouldn't existe
The fact that Grunge is not number one is an insult. Also, the guy who said Grunge was created by Nirvana should be shot in the foot.
WHAT THE HELL?! I love grunge music! Nirvana and Alice In Chains are really good. Hey 15 year old kid who commented, Nirvana didn’t create grunge themselves - KingSlayer93316V 66 Comments
I like hip hop
Hip hop is culture and it's just hated cause of its bad rap because of the lyrics but you just need to understand it a bit and listen to some of Eminem songs to know that it's not that bad
People judge hip hop on certain instances but when you really give it a chance and find the right artist it truly is art and culture
I MAKES ME WANT TO DANCEV 19 Comments
Think System of a Down, Tool or early Linkin Park. An upgraded version of nü-metal with more complex guitar riffs and different lyrical themes. (e. G, System of a Down's political lyric themes)
Linkin Park, system of a down, stone sour, breaking benjamin, three days grace, its all alternative metal
More lyrical version of metal. Bands like Seether, Breaking Benjaming, Three Days Grace, Evanescence fall under this category.
This genre is the best metal subgenre and the best alternative rock subgenre(This is a blend of Alternative Rock and Heavy Metal).Linkin Park(Most of their older stuff counts),System Of A Down,Korn,Three Days Grace,Sevendust and 30 Seconds To Mars are all awesome.-DarkBoi-XV 13 Comments
Pop Rock is the genre that consists of many popular Bands! All their lyrics are relatable in life and love at the same time
I love pop rock so much! It consists of many amazing bands like Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, One Republic, Panic! at the Disco, and so much more! Pop rock music always seems to cheer me up for some reason. Get this higher please!
I love pop rock especially OneRepublic.
Pop Rock is the beez kneez! Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, & I don't even know if these amazing artists are considered to be Pop Rock: Hinder, Seether, Evenescence, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte & Bowling for Soup!V 19 Comments
I'm happy to see so many rock&metal-genres here at the top! :D
I have no clear favourite... Hard or punk rock? Power, heavy or melodic metal? Nu metal or metalcore? Or maybe grunge? Maybe alternative rock? No clue :P
But hey, just voted in honor of one of my favourite bands:
In Flames! M/ - Flav
Five years ago, I used to listen to meaningless idiotic songs on the radio.
But, then I discovered rock/metal music and its countless sub genres.
I never thought death metal song will ever make me cry. After listening to "Lethe" by Dark Tranquillity, I cried out loud and this song relieved me from some of my pain.
I have been a big fan of Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom.
Lethe is in my opinion the best song ever made, made me tear up too - Tylerlangford1234
Embrace of the Endless Ocean by Amon Amarth got me hooked on Melodic Death Metal. The music has the intensity of Death Metal, but the melody expresses more emotion and atmosphere.
One of the most complex and beautiful sub genre of metal. Melody, harsh vocals mixed with clean singing and heavily distorted guitar still tend to sound so damn awesome.
__ #Emran Perwaiz
Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Diana Ross, Commadores, Jackson 5, Soul Train. Without this their would be no rap or R&B.
I'm 13 years old, and this is my favourite genre. I really get invested in the beautiful music and meaningful lyrics.
This is a genre you really feel and has provided consistently great artists
It's a great music genre. - Fullwalking2V 4 Comments
Fake n gay, deadmau5 is better - akyreaper
Blues Rock. No 115?! Are you KIDDING me? Bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Deep Purple (my top 3 bands ever) all adopted a bluesy rock sound. It was mostly hard rock, but they had blues thrown in there. A few examples-
When the Levee Breaks
Down Payment Blues
You Shook Me All Night Long
Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
Lazy (AMAZING underrated song)
Blues Rock comes in second to hard rock. No. 115...
Acdc deep purple the who the stones so so so good
Reggae in my opinion is the only music genre that goes beyond music. Not many other genres sway the minds of our youth, with its meaningful and inspiring lyrics. Most of reggae artist stay away from mainstream tendencies, with the soul purpose of changing the world for the better. With its funky, flowing sound we can only hope people will catch on to this music that is more then music.
I call reggae a beautiful badass; its got some much soul and flows like classical music but also rolls in heavy with a strong bass line. Its like the product of the best parts of every other genre. In my opinion.
I knew that rap will be in top ten. I knew that hard rock will be in top ten. I know that reggae should be in top ten. Reggae is very positive music and I think that people just want be sad, this is a reason why reggae isn't in top ten...
I just love how positive it is and how amazing it feels to wake up to the sunrise and listen to some Bob Marley or RebelutionV 30 Comments
Beautiful, I love music that you can actually hear the words in it and that you can relate to
This really the best genre of music. It sounds beautiful
This is latterly the best genre, it's just easy to relate to, it's so beautiful and meaningful.
ZAYN is a god of r&b. The Weeknd, PARTYNEXTDOOR are great, too.V 22 Comments
Just listen to Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell. People like that.
They sing about things that are tried and true. There's no DJ that works with Folk music to get it right. It's the raw human voice and spirit.
Guys are you serious? Ever played/watched the game "Life is Strange"? The main theme Syd Matters- To All of You and Obstacles is so good. It feels like your at peace with yourself, just like a slice of heaven.
FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK FOLK I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS CATEGORY AND IT ENDS UP BEING 42ND? ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS? WHERE ARE ALL THE SCREAMING FANS STANDING UP FOR THEY'RE FAVE GENRE?
I love Folk music, it's a mix of diff categories and can be rock, sad, really, anything. Folk is like a more soothing version of pop in my opinion. Of Monsters And Men is my fave Folk band. Check them out!
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? HOW IS THIS SO LOWA AND HEAVY METAL SO HIGH? HONESTLYV 13 Comments
Easily the best music genre ever. Always has been, always will be! Sadly, it's also the most underrated music genre ever. I can't believe it's lower than garbage like hip hop, metalcore, rap, and electronic! Seriously people?! Country music is not a bunch of drunk cowboys crying because their cow died, or their pick up truck broke down! It's not all about beer and tractors! It's about LIFE! It's about family, faith, friendship, love, hope, God, being proud of where you come from even when people discriminate against you for it, learning valuable life lessons, being a better person, having fun, pursuing happiness, and other things that everyone cares about! There are also some really funny country songs out there! Sure, there are sad country songs, but they're sad because they mean something. They're sad because they're realistic. Country music is amazing because it sounds good, the lyrics actually have depth and meaning and everyone can relate to them, and country singers can actually ...more
Ok Country is definitely one of the best genres out there, if not the best. It's this genre that early American society was first based off of, and Country can be played anywhere, be it with just one acoustic guitar, or a full band. While it's true that country has evolved to more of a poppish tone, all music is evolving. Now pop music, mixed in with country, isn't just about love, having fun, but it actually has some real messages mixed in. A great example of modern country Is Rascal Flatts: listen to their songs Bless the Broken Road, My Wish, Changed. Etc, and tell me those are not incredible songs. Country is the best genre ever, no doubt
What? Early American society? Do you know how old country is? I think you mean folk and the blues, but that it still way younger than America. - MrWizard1234
Country music is basically the root of all other modern music genres, just look at Elvis he was country singer and he also basically invented rock and roll and blues. Country is also the longest lasting genre, gaining popularity around the early 1900's. Since country has been around for awhile a lot of changes have been made mostly for the worst it is all about drinking beer and saying how "country" they are but the genre lost what made it special, the ability to convey emotion in the lyric. Other things that made it great are also gone like telling a heart felt story, actually teaching you a lesson, and telling the struggles of day to day life. In conclusion modern country is crap, and older country, in my opinion, is the best genre.P. S this is for classic country not modern.
IT ALL SOUNDS THE SAME. starts with a slow beat then progresses to guy slowy singing then boom he/she starts to sing with the beat. All the sameV 66 Comments
By far the best genre. Bands like Tool, Dream Theater, Opeth, Symphony X, Prototype and Agalloch are some of the most talented bands ever. Hands down.
Prog is the best! Tool is the best and Dream Theater is second. (For prog metal)
My top bands:
2. System of a Down
3. Dream Theater
#3 and #2 can switch around. - moose4life19
System of a Down is a good band, but it's not progressive metal. It is alternative and nu metal. - Powerfultekin
By far, requires the most talent to play. People who listen to prog metal and prog rock are usually musicians and/or intelligent people.
Just listen to bands such as Tool, Dream Theater, Opeth, Meshuggah, and Symphony X. I also heard Rush would be considered Progressive Metal as it has taken some of those elements of heavy metal, and King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man was also considered one of the earliest metal songs, and probably the first Progressive Metal song.V 16 Comments
Maybe there are too much pop-emo-bands calling themselves metalcore, but the REAL metalcore like from As I Lay Dying or Parkway Drive is really really awesome! Very ambitious, diversified and melodic. love this genre!
Other memorable bands could be: August Burns Red, Unearth, Killswitch Engage, The Ghost Inside, The Agonist, The Devil Wears Prada - Flav
Older Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying, some Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, older Avenged Sevenfold. - EvilAngel
Metalcore should be higher than country. Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dead, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, and Bring Me The Horizon are all good. - KingSlayer93316
This is so awesome.Avenged Sevenfold,Bullet For My Valentine,Asking Alexandria and Bring Me The Horizon are great bands.Metalcore,Nu Metal and Alternative Metal are so much better than "real metal".All you elitists need to stop hating on more recent bands.Just because they were formed or started making music in the 90's or 2000's doesn't mean they're bad.They are a lot better than Metallica or Iron Maiden which are good but I like more recent bands better and there is nothing you elitists can do.-DarkBoi-XV 22 Comments
I'm guessing that this section has low votes due to no one seeing it as a genre in the earlier parts of the list. Whether one likes it or not, everyone knows the genre, and it incorporates multiple genres into one. Classic rock takes blues, hard rock, psychedelic and even folk to make timeless hits. I honestly don't think this is generally an actual genre however, due to the complexity of what is considered classic rock. While I choose to define it from the 60-70s, many seem to believe that this period extends into the 80s or even 90s. This hurts the identity of the genre, as people seem to disagree on what is classic rock. I personally cannot stand U2, yet many classic rock stations mysteriously play their music. I would have voted for either rock and roll or hard rock, if it hadn't of been for my emotional ties to the genre of "classic rock" having listened to the stations growing up. Long live 100.3 the sound, it is quite u fortunate that a Christian contemporary station ...more
Metal is awesome better than hip hop
So good that it's on here twice!
Metal is the best music in this world believe it or not is the greatest
Metal is awesomem/V 2 Comments
Like Metal but with more anger and power
They are speechless... Wonderful. Most beautiful part is that their Voice is in anger and powerful voice, Wonderful voice. Everyone should hear of this type of song. They will inspired you, just like they inspired by me. They have unique talent.
The only music that parallels the complexity, technicality and emotion of classical music. It's the hardest genre to play on Earth, besides classical.
NoV 14 Comments
Why isn't this in the top 10? Listen to bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and you'll get my drift.
Red hots are not funk band. Red Hot Chili Peppers is funk rock band.
Peppers represent this genre and they are the greatest band of all time. Funk is the best man!
Best genre ever, I can't interact with anyone who disagreesV 9 Comments
Nothing makes me groove like those funky tunes.
It left its mark on American society. Nothing can match the distinct funky soul inspired sound
An amazing genre full of extraordinary voices and instrumental talent, including many classical elements.
The best EVERV 5 Comments
Fast paced instrumentals and intricate playing put the power into power metal. The sheer skill possessed by bands like Blind Guardian and Sonata Arctica, symphonic intricacies of bands like Rhapsody, and catchy melodies of bands like Sabaton and Stratovarius exemplify the diversity of power metal's reaches. Sub genres like pirate and viking metal also manifest power metal influences. Fantasy tinged lyrics and synth provide a distinct flavor to many bands, while others use more traditional, yet dramatized lyrics. By far one of the most skill-intensive genres one could listen to, and appealing to a wide variety of people.
An EPIC version of Heavy Metal Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Helloween and much MUCH MORE!
Power is one of the most melodic metal I ever heard, so much that's in the atmosphere, the harmony changes, epic solos, it's a ballad in the metal sub-genre, its possibly the best music piece I ever heard, revitalising classicals, opera, 80s AOR, and Orchestral strings all done on keyboard
One name: SABATON. - KolobanovV 9 Comments
Aggressive style of music. Like Nu-Metal, but adds more of what Metal really is, while removing what make Nu-Metal unpopular. Think of bands like Pantera and Sepultura, for example.
Groove metal is pretty good. Unfortunately, it also inspired that cancer most of us know as nu-metal.
I love groove metal, especially pantera and machine head
I thought Anthrax inspired nu metalV 2 Comments
Lower than Nu Metal? Yeah right. - djpenquin999
Black metal for life.
Black Metal ist Krieg!
Lol black metal is better than death and nu metalV 6 Comments
How is rock rap so low on the list don't forget about bands such as the Red Hot Chile peppers and Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park skillet three days grace breaking benjamin and many more
Rap rock should be ahead of classical. We got, linking park, Hollywood undead, skillet, breaking benjamin. With out rap rock we wouldn't be able to express ourselves and the bands struggled like us and help us move on.
Classical is the best kind of music out there, and rap rock deserves to be on #9 on this list - LargeDemon
It is a modern genre rap and rock listeners like Linkin Park is best for it
Rock and Rap are both good and they actually go well good together.Listen to Linkin Park,Hollywood Undead and Rage Against The Machine.-DarkBoi-XV 8 Comments
This is a genre that doesn't go mainstream. It's a good thing considering that having mainstream music will make bands looks creative and intellectual control over their music, which is what hip-hop, pop, and modern rock is failing in a way. But with indie rock, it's finally a genre that opens doors to well written lyrics, great beats, creative sounds, innovative direction of music, and intelligence yet fun listening. Modern music fails to make anything forever memorable, but yet for indie, it always marks the spot as the best of all time when an indie rock albums is released.
The White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Guided by Voices, Pavement, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Liz Phair, and the rest are all worth your time.
How is this lower than pop? Pop sucks anyway
I am so glad I made it here. Pop and indie rock need to switch places...NOW. Anyway, indie rock is non mainstream, each band has a unique sound, and lyrics. Although Imagine Dragons are the most popular, let's not over look Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, and many more. This genre takes a lot of talent because everything must be done by the band, not the record label. It is a lot better than these pop rock bands (although I like some pop rock bands such as The Fray, One Republic, etc)
That's what It means - oldfashionedmickeymousecol1995
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!
In my point of view it mixes many genres and subgenres, which makes it great.V 3 Comments
No... no way should New Wave be below half of this list. It's my personal favorite, and I think it's going to continue to age well.
The Police, The Clash, The Cars, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Depeche Mode, The Go-Go's, Duran Duran, Talking Heads, Eurythmics, The B-52s, Thomas Dolby, The Art of Noise, ' DEVO! There is no argument I can see for putting, say, Death Metal and Drum and Bass above this. THe amount of exciting diversity of this genre and time period can hardly be overestimated.
Such underrated genius. Really what about Depeche Mode? Or A Flock of Seagulls, Synthesisers!? Only the 80s. Heavy Metal comes a close second- Random 10 year old (literally).
Its so groovy laugh out loud
Must be on the top, just listen to this genreV 2 Comments
This should be number 4
Oh my god yes 5sos 4 life,!,1!,!
I hope this was a joke, punk (Bad Religion, Nofx, Dead Kennedys) is great, but 5sos is not punk, nor great - izaguf
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.
What the hell did people ever here about a band called blink 182 there the best band I've ever heard this genre should be definitely in the top 5.
I prefer Hardcore Punk and Classic Punk but I do like Green Day and Sum 41.There aren't that many good pop punk bands and the name is contradicting because Punk and Pop are opposites.-DarkBoi-XV 14 Comments
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
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.
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'm not talking about pop punk. I'm talking about the actual emo bands, such as Sunny Day and American Football, and new emo revival bands such as Tiny Moving Parts.V 14 Comments
Indie needs more love - flowergriffon
No way in the world should symphonic metal be so low. Have you ever heard Nightwish? They are my favorite band in the world! Their lyrics are awe-inspiring, and their music is phenomenal. I refuse to believe that symphonic metal is hated this much in the world. Seriously, if you are looking for a genre of music that actually has bands that are talented, and not using computers to modify their music, symphonic metal is perfect! This should be in the number 1 spot. It definitely is in my world. By the way, I've been a symphonic metal and Nightwish fan since I was 6 years old. First heard Storytime, from Nightwish, and was instantly hooked. But I can't believe no one likes this amazing genre of music.
Symphonic metal is like the ultimate answer to ones who search 'the perfect rhythm'...It inspires me in facing life and dream...i believe it is the best music genre from what I have heard...However I agree that we're all different so...suit you?
Why the hell is the best genre in the bottom spot? I'm not accepting this impulsive decision!
This is classic and metal together!
First listen it will touch your heart
First listen it will touch your heart
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!
EDM is the futureV 5 Comments
I like to listen kpop when I want to throw up
K pop should be in the Top 10 positions!
Best genre ever
Kpop is trash - urmomV 24 Comments
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