Best Rock Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock
2 Punk Rock Punk Rock 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 more.

The best! It describes the world's problems in it's face and is not hindered by mainstream bull crap.

All punk is is pop with barley any backbone of rock - RustyNail

3 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

Should be at number 1 - zxm

Lol...Hard Rock is just awesome..enough said

Why int it on the list

Bands like AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, enough said - ParasN2000

4 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.
5 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock

Pink Floyd, rush, Genesis, king crimson, etc...

Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Rush

Prog Is The real .. Prog Metal/rock just "rocks"!

examples :

ProgMetal: Dream Theater, Tool etc

ProgRock: King Crimson, Wishbone Ash, Pink Floyd etc

6 Post Rock
7 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .
8 Blues-rock
9 Christian Rock
10 Indie Rock V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Krautrock Krautrock
? Grindcore Grindcore

The Contenders

11 Pop Rock
12 Emo
13 Country Rock
14 Art Rock
15 Dream Pop
16 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.
17 Industrial Rock
18 Metal
19 Post Punk
20 Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1950s . The genre really got popular in the 60s, 70s and 80s . It generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer . There are a lot of rock subgenres .

Yes, now rock n roll is a sub-genre of rock. actual rock n roll means old 50s rock, the list "Top 10 Most Talented Rock N Roll Bands" is totally flawed. None of the bands there, at least on first page are rock n roll. - zxm

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