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

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

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

Just wiki the sub-genres of Metal, you'd be amazed.

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2 Rock Rock 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 .
3 Classical
4 Jazz Jazz
5 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!

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6 Dance
7 Alternative Alternative

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

8 Latin
9 Hip-Hop
10 R&B

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