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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
The best from all!V 595 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.
By far the best genreV 244 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.
Two words: Led ZeppelinV 81 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.
I love rock n roll but I love alt rock moreV 153 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.
Everyone in my 6th grade class says classical music is boringV 103 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"
I love Taylor Swift. Her new album Reputation is her best yet.V 188 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
Rap can really put and end to racism.V 187 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.
If anyone thinks that hard rock has better lyrics than punk rock, that person is retarded! No hard rock act has better lyrics than The Clash, Crass, Richard Hell, Stiff Little Fingers, etc. or proto-punk acts like Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, etc. or post punk and hardcore punk: Minor Threat, Minutemen, Fugazi, Pere Ubu, Joy Division, Dead Kennedys, Rites Of Spring etc.V 66 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.
Blues is the ultimate in music, not taking it to far like heavy metal, and always undeniably cool blues is king
The blues is in everything. Without the blues there would be nothing but pop.
Truly the music that speaks to your heart and soul, simply because it gives its heart and soul. It has real meaning; not just the lyrics but the music too. It took years to appreciate just how special Blues is. Just goes to show you can't hurry love. - BritgirlV 34 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!
I want to listen to Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Chet Baker until I dieV 63 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?
Megadeth, anthrax, slayer, Metallica, kreator, testament, exodus, overkill,V 71 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
It's the most creative genre with infinite possibilities, the creativity that is required for each artist to be able to make the addicting sounds they make is nothing short of masterwork.V 147 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.
My favourate is metal but this is good stillV 63 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
Come on! Only #14! This is the technical and epic side of rock. With artists such as ELP, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Rush, Van Der Graaf Generator, Camel, Gentle Giant, Supertramp, and the Electric Light Orchestra, Prog can’t be beat. - Beatlesboy9V 80 Comments
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
Go to a list of the greatest albums of all time and the first places are for psychedelic albums.V 12 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.
One Direction and so many moreV 17 Comments
Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Diana Ross, Commadores, Jackson 5, Soul Train. Without this their would be no rap or R&B.
This is a genre you really feel and has provided consistently great artists
I'm 13 years old, and this is my favourite genre. I really get invested in the beautiful music and meaningful lyrics.
It's a great music genre. - Fullwalking2V 4 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
My stuff. Best Genre. - DankGodXV 16 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 is best - wriddhakV 38 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.
Pretty goodV 20 Comments
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