Most Diverse Music Genres

Diverse doesn't necessarily mean good, and not diverse doesn't necessarily mean bad. It's just about the diversity.

The Top Ten

1 Metal

Every single band that plays within the metal genre brings their new and individual style and perspective to the genre. Sure some bands may sound similar, but the overwhelming majority have nothing in common. This is opposed to other genre's very similar beats, vocals, even song topics. There are also so many sub-genres within the general metal category. The reason there are so many sub-genres is because people keep making new genres to define new bands that provide that unique sound I mentioned earlier. Metal, in my opinion, is undoubtedly the most diverse genre out there.

Just look all of the sub-genres of metal

I think metal is more diverse than rock. (1) Metal has both the fastest (TDM) and the slowest music subgenres (doom), and everything in between. Rock doesn't cover such a big distance. (2) Metal has more diversity in terms of vocals - in rock you have clean vocals and sometimes rough vox but in metal you also have death vox/growls, black metal shrieks and several other vocal styles. (3) Metal has about 30 major subgenres, or about 50 with the main sub-subgenres. If we count some smaller sub-subgenres, I would say about 100. - Metal_Treasure

So much diversity. You have upbeat bands like Helloween and blind guardian, and some dark and heavy bands like Emperor, skepticism, electric wizard, and Cannibal Corpse, and everything in between. Yet they all fall under this umbrella term called metal - ryanrimmel

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2 Rock Rock Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1940s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.

I like 50s and 60s

3 Classical

Classical music has so many different styles to it, it can be fast or slow, upbeat or sad, romantic or angry, soothing or energizing, it's probably one of the most diverse music styles there are!

Classical music is the most diverse genre of them all! People who say otherwise are ignorant!

4 Electronic

There are so many different subgenres in electronic. You can have electronica, with indie/folk influences, or trance, dubstep, or house. Electronic can be melodic, meaningful, powerful, angry, or sad. Electronic music gives you the ability to cover a wider range of emotion because you are able to create almost any sound you could not otherwise create with a regular instrument. Electronic should be higher!

I love electronic music! Some of it has even a tune of psychedelic, world like, oriental twist onto them. If you think all of it is the same then check out some of these albums: Daft Punk - Random Access Memories. Pendulum - Hold Your Colour. Radiohead - Kid A. Infected Mushroom - Vicious Delicious. Avicii - True. Shpongle - Are You Shpongled? Korn - The Paradigm Shift. The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land.

Electronic music is the best

Listen to how it sounded in the 20's, later on and now

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5 Jazz Jazz
6 Alternative Alternative Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.

Alternative is not it's own genre, in my opinion. It's just a subgenre of rock/metal - ryanrimmel

7 Dance
8 Hip-Hop

Highly flexible, it can collaborate with almost every other genre out there.

Though one may not initially think that this genre would be so varied, it very much is. There are so many sounds that artists have fused with rap such as Jazz (Kendrick Lamar), Gospel (Chance The Rapper), and Electronic (Vince Staples) it doesn't feel stale.

Clearly one of the most diverse genres of all time, and it's expanding and changing each year, new sub-genres are born every year.

9 Latin
10 Blues Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

The Contenders

11 Pop

Drawing from nearly all other genres and always innovating, it will basically never die

12 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
13 Death Metal Death Metal

There are many subgenres of this subgenre, the only thing they share are the Death Growls, because it wouldn't be Death Metal without them. - christangrant

14 R&B
15 Reggae
16 House

There are so many different subgenres of house. From tropical house to big room house, house can sound very different depending on the subgenre.

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