Top Ten Best Music Genres

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41 Punk Punk Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked ...read more.

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

42 Indie Rock

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)

Independent Rock

That's what It means - oldfashionedmickeymousecol1995

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43 New Wave

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 genre

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44 Emo

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.

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45 Piano Rock
46 Soft Rock

First listen it will touch your heart

First listen it will touch your heart

47 East Coast Hip Hop
48 Trance

Let me put it this way...

Armin van Buuren
Paul van dyk
Markus Schulz
ATB
Dash Berlin
Tiesto
Gareth Emery
Ferry Corsten
Above & Beyond
Cosmic Gate

...
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.

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49 Rap Metal

I'm pretty sure rap metal is just another word for nu metal, and it is not garbage. Nu metal is awesome, anyone who says it sucks has simply not listened to enough of it.

Listen if you have

Listen if you have

Guys everyone who want to know the diffrebt of nu metal and rap metal that is in rap metal you can have guitar solo's and It's without electronic aounds. Listen to rage against the machine and after this listen to Linkin Park or slipknot and you can hear the diffrent sound of music

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50 Art Rock

One particular band has turned me onto this expressive style of rock, and that band is Florence + the Machine. Her ethereal vocals and the incredible backing music was just so captivating to me, and her lyrics complement the style so perfectly. It's a very unique style and that's why I like Art Rock so much. - theOpinionatedOne

Art Rock acts include Roxy Music, David Bowie, Jethro Tull, Electric Light Orchestra, Moody Blues, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Procol Harum, Peter Gabriel... And still on 51?!
Come on people..

I would vote Prog, but this one deserves a lot more Respect as no band will ever reach the Niveau of Philosophy as for example in Echoes or Time by Pink Floyd - waldo

51 Swing Music

Go listen to some Benny Goodman and feel like you're in a Mafia movie.

Swing music is so underrated because people in the 20s r almost gone ;-; more people should listen to this genre

It just gives a feeling of excitement and you feel as if you're right there in France or playing the instrument! It gives you a feeling to dance like your back in the good ol' days! Sounds so much better than a bunch of noises put together amd being called music, this is actually well written music for instrumentals!

Amazing.

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52 Opera

Opera is the shut

53 Trap

Trap is not just "another electronic music genre." It's not my favorite, but if you dig deeper, you will find some great, melodic, meaningful trap music. Electronic music gets a lot of hate because when most people think of trap music/electronic music, they're thinking of the mainstream EDM songs, and assume that these songs represent the entire electronic industry (which, for the record, they don't). There are great electronic songs out there, you just have to find them.

Trap is not just the mainstream trap. There is also calmer, more melodic versions that cover more emotion.

Trap is one of the best music genres out there. I can't believe how this is 48th

Trap is actually one of the worst music genres out there at least in my opinion because like many other electronic music genres it sounds absolutely awful (note this is all my opinion)! - TheThomasThomas

Trap is just awesome no commentary

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54 Melodic Metal

It's something better than this? It's the most beautiful combination ever. Dark side of metal and beautiful voices and vocals. I love it!

Metalcore combine the best of both heavy metal with growling vocals & melodic music with clean vocals, really hard to make & each song is unique
Beside it's a modern genre as some describe it as the future of metal

A combo of all the top genres

55 Traditional Heavy Metal
56 Folk Metal Folk Metal Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.

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.

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57 Glam Rock

This is the scene that reigned the 80's. It's part of rock n' roll so love it. Bands like Kiss, Motley Crue etc. Are great.

Already voted for punk, but next in line for me is glam rock. David bowie = God

This is a great genre cause it has and I have to say my most favorite bands of all time and that is GUNS N ROSES!

Needs to be in the top 10

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58 Speed Metal

Speed Metal is Thrash/Death/Black and all their subgenre's root!
So it's pretty awesome!

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59 Symphonic Metal

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.

Why the hell is the best genre in the bottom spot? I'm not accepting this impulsive decision!

This is classic and metal together!

60 Chiptune

Why is this at 115? This should at least be at 30. - LargeDemon

This genre needs more love! - drdevil

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