Top Ten Best Music Genres

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61 Industrial Metal V 1 Comment
62 Industrial Rock

A perfect combination of rock and industrial (a form of electronic music). Noble bands include Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, KMFDM, Filter, and Rammstein.

This I think should get more attention and it falls under the techno category even though it is a mix of rap and heavy metal.

One of the best forms of electronic rock out there.

63 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.

64 Ambient

Ambient takes you places, listening to it is like going to rivers, oceans etc.

Ambient music in Minecraft is cool and dramatic if your using surround sound - Harri666

65 Synthwave

Not many people know this genre and I believe they are missing out. The music is beautiful and creates a warm and nostalgic atmosphere. Bands like Miami Nights 1984, FM Attack and Cougar Synth are a few examples.

66 Ragtime

Ragtime - playing on and around the beat to create syncopation and reinforce the sense of rhythm, thus creating a ragged time signature.

Scott Joplin was gifted at piano

A rival to classical music

COMPLETELY IGNORED, APPRECIATED, RESPECTED, UNDERRATED AN UNDERSTOOD.

67 Darkwave

I can't describe my love for this genre.
It's incredibly versatile despite the constant dark atmosphere. The darkwave genre contains heavy, dramatic, close-to-metal songs, and childishly innocent yet eerie songs to (think Kanon Wakeshima). Weird, but good, and somewhat trashy sounding yet deep at the same time.

68 Classic Country

Yes! The original soul of country! Why is this at 62? It should be at least in the top 40 or something.

Bobby Bare is the best artist ever

69 50s Doo-wop

Funny how this is at 111. And it has "50s" in it

70 West Coast Hip Hop

Outlaw immortalz, Dr Dre, Snoop dogg, NWA, most influential subgenre of the most influential genre of the past 3 decades.

71 Gothic Rock Gothic Rock

A genre most people stereotype with being popular among girls. Our society needs a complete overhaul and we need to have a mandatory music class where we teach people about all music genres.

People should give this a chance
Its great. Bauhaus

I think more people would like it if they had any idea what it was. Bauhaus, Christian Death, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Souxie and the Bandshees, Virgin Prunes,etc.

72 Classic R&B
73 Techno

It's just cool. Deal with it, and before somebody think I only listen to techno. You are WRONG. And it's sad pop is 15th

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74 Drum and Bass

This is all about energy and rhythm, only the intelligent people who can keep up with the tempo will get the full reward.

The deep bass along side of the fast paced drum pattern just mixes so well. I don't know why it's so low, but Drum and Bass really is an amazing type of music.

If you're going to get into this genre, start with the band Pendulum.

I love how it combines low-end sub-bass with fast breakbeat rithms, which makes it so much more energetic and vibrant than most electronic genres who use "4-to-the-floor" beats. It should be much higher up this list

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

Trap is just awesome no commentary

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76 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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77 Chillstep

Are you serious? 66 for Chillstep? This music is amazing! I can't believe gangsta rap and emo punk garbage is rated higher!

Emo is not garbage, and neither is punk.

78 Christian

Christian music is amazing! I listen to and play guitar to it every day! I know some people say there is no talent needed to write Christian music, but you guys are wrong! If you wanna see some hard to play christian music, search up some Skillet, or Red for example. There are some bands that aren't as hard rock and not as hard to play, but even the smallest addition to a song can make it the most popular in the world!

I don't think this classifies as a genre of music. (Maybe Choir or Christian Choir? ) But all of my favorite bands who play metal, and rock are Christian... So +1

I know for myself, it helps me in every part of my life. Just like living water the praise moves within me

You guys are all going to hell. This should be number 1, NOT 61.

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79 Video Game

Video game music is extremely underrated. A lot of people (who have never actually played a video game) think it's just a bunch of beeps and boops and rumbles. But video game music is pretty much just like a mix between electronic and classical. Check out a lot of good video game soundtracks like Legend of Zelda, Undertale, and Portal. - Mooshroomsrock17

80 Russian Folk
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