Top Ten Best Music GenresRHCPfan
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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.
Two words: Aretha Franklin. - MrWizard1234V 2 Comments
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...
Reggae speaks about injustice around the world that plague society.V 26 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
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
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.
Everyone else is just plain stupidV 62 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!
It doesn't matter if you are talking about old folk or new folk; all of it is amazing!V 12 Comments
Why isn't this higher
Two words: Smashing Pumpkins
This is the best! Imagine Dragons play Alt. Rock! - Jackal2272
YEAH ALT ROCK
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
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
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.
Carcass, Children of bodom, Amon amarth, Arch enemy, At the gates, The black dahlia murder, In flames and many more.
Absolutely beautiful, complex and powerful music.
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.
Death metal is amazingV 13 Comments
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
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
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
Basically another word for nu metal but it needs to be praised moreV 7 Comments
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.
All time lowV 11 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
Not my favorite genre, but I do like Dream Evil.V 8 Comments
Lower than Nu Metal? Yeah right. - djpenquin999
Black metal for life.
Black Metal ist Krieg!
Ahh, I grew up with this, mostly because my parents listened to it. And no, my parents aren't bad. they are very nice.V 5 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
Let me put it this way...
Armin van Buuren
Paul van dyk
Above & Beyond
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
Many genres Including Pop, Rap, Some other Electronic music, etc are going downhill but 138 BPM trance keeps Improving every year, but it's way too underrated.V 16 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
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