Top Ten Best Music Genres

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41 Power Metal

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.

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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 Electronic Dance Music

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!

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44 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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45 Metalcore

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

Metal core is the best genre ever. It involves screaming, metal, and meanings. They have certain meanings and lessons

Wovenwar is amazing best metal core band

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46 Soundtrack

Soundtracks, or so-called "movie trailer music" or "epic music," should definitely rank in the top tens. It has the power of the orchestra and a distinct melody all within the timeframe of a couple minutes. Think of all the movies you have watched and a couple of great soundtracks.

Epic music is by far the most underrated genere

Do you hear that? Yes, it's the vocals taking a backseat. There is no autotune, no crappy lyrics about sex and drugs here. Just sit back and let this genre take you to a different world each time.

WARNING: Listening to this or, if you're lucky, actually playing these songs may negatively change your view of every other genre. The only negative effect is groaning loudly when a pop song starts playing.

47 Piano Rock
48 Traditional Heavy Metal
49 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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50 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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51 House

I don't know why this not at the top ten. But this is one of my favorite music genres of all time. Best examples is Daft Punk and deadmau5!

House music the only music in the world to still evolve It has over 12 sub genres. someone tell me what's beating that

Metal: Heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, nu metal, industrial metal, speed metal, power metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal, groove metal, progressive metal, doom metal, glam metal - SoldierOfFortune

This should have definitely been higher. Don't know why it's at 55?!?

no - KingofSnails42

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52 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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53 Opera

Opera is the shut

54 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

55 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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56 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

57 Neo-classical Metal Neo-classical Metal Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing, consisting of elements borrowed from both classical and speed metal music.

Has to be the best music genre. It gets me every time, taking advice from the masters of long ago and mixing it with the creativity and awesomeness that takes place today (called metal).

It's the answer for people who say metal is just noise.

A very great music genre. It takes a lot of skill too.

58 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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59 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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60 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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