Top Ten Best Music Genres

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61 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.

62 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

63 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.

64 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.

65 50s Doo-wop

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

66 West Coast Hip Hop

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

67 Hardcore Punk

Dude...hardcore has got to be higher than that, that's disappointing, bands like Bad Religion, NOFX, Black Flag, and so much more have paved the way for so many other genres...where do you think the "core" in metalcore/deathcore comes from? Bands like Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Thy Art Is Murder, etc. Have all derived the breakdown in most metal hardcore genres because of hardcore punk

A more abrasive, faster and aggressive version of Punk Rock. In addition, a lot of bands and music genres take several odes from Hardcore Punk.

Alternative Rock, Thrash Metal, Grunge, Screamo, Death Metal, Ska Punk, Noise Rock, Black Metal and Metalcore are all influenced and have elements based on Hardcore Punk. While not the best, one cannot deny the influence it had.

Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Linkin Park, Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Evanescance, Sum 41, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Trivium, Death, Opeth, Mayhem, Gorgoroth and so many others can be traced back to Hardcore Punk in a way. Its almost unbelievable... - CrimsonShark

68 Speed Metal

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

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69 Classic R&B
70 Boom Bap
71 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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72 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

73 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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74 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.

75 Experimental Rock

How is this SO underrated? Post (Experimental) Rock is a really good music genre. If you want something depressing, listen to this! If you want something calm or epic, listen to this! In my opinion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor is the best Post Rock group, you should definitely check them out!

I don't even care if I'm the only one voting for this, but, I just love the unlimited sounds and musical directions that fall under Experimental Music in general, not just Experimental Rock. In a society where 80% of new music seems to be going for the same thing (money) we need musical diversity more than ever.
P.S. this isn't my favorite genre, but I love the idea behind it, that's why I voted for it. - theOpinionatedOne

Yeah I'm only voting this because I like Radiohead, and I think this is one of their genres?

This is a weird genre but a good one. Listen if you like deeper meaning
Listen to the band Swans if interested

76 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

77 Instrumental Hip Hop

I know she's a pop artist, but I think Adele's voice is good for instrumental songs.

Um, why? This genre already sucks.

The genre with the most soul and most emotions, and there aren't ever any lyrics. - InsertNameHere

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78 Russian Folk
79 Folk rock

Neil young, The band! This is some good music!

80 Comedy Rock
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