Best Rock Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock

Yes this is the best rock genre.With some good subgenres like Alternative Metal and Grunge.-TheCoolGuy1

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

Nothing to say,just is perfect!

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 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

5 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.

Through the gates of hell as we make our way to heaven through the nazi lines. Primo Victoria.

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 .

Grunge should be in the top 3 nirvana was Grunge and come on everyone likes nirvana.

8 Blues-rock
9 Christian Rock
10 Indie Rock


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 normally associated with metal.
17 Experimental Rock
18 Industrial Rock
19 Metal
20 Post Punk
21 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

22 Classic Rock

THIS SHOULD BE THE FIRST ONE! So many rock legends like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, etc. were a part of this genre! WHY ISN'T THIS FIRST?!

This explains why users who don't know much about rock shouldn't dmake rock-lists - waldo

23 Shoegaze
24 Rap Rock
25 Folk Rock
26 Psychedelic Rock
27 Surf Rock
28 Electronic Rock
29 Southern Rock

Simply the best from skynyrd to the allman brothers to Marshall tucker and now zac brown all very good bands with very good artists

30 Japanese Rock
31 Crossover Thrash
32 Skate Punk
33 Street Punk
34 Garage punk
35 Anarcho-punk
36 Crust Punk
37 Christian Punk
38 Glam Punk

The New York Dolls are my favorite band!

39 Hardcore Punk
40 Garage Rock
41 Protopunk
42 Ska punk
43 Horror Punk
44 Glam Rock
45 Funk Rock
46 Soft Rock
47 Rockabilly
48 Post Grunge
49 Nu Metal
50 Melodic Hardcore
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