Top 10 Music Genres You Respect Without Being a Fan

The Top Ten

1 Jazz Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".

Good music here. This genre will give you what is the meaning of that "old school" thing and relax. I do really enjoy jazz especially if it's so old and so 50's

I didn't expect to find Jazz here. Thank you for adding it. It's my life and I appreciate it's not the most popular genre on this site.

I'm not an avid fan--although I do really enjoy cool jazz--but the musicianship is incredible.

Jazz helped my mom study and graduate from college.

2 Classical Music

Regardless whether you like it or not, you can't deny the complexity and the influence it had in history

It's strange how classical music fans never call themselves "fans" with a few exceptions.

I'm a fan of classical music... also some pop & some rock.

3 Opera

My second most favorite music genre

I respect genres that take a lot of talent and are not easy to make.

Everyone has to respect the difficulty of opera

4 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.

Without rock, a lot of the artists you hear today wouldn't even be here.

My favorite genre

Yeah, I do respect rock.

I love rock and punk a lot okay I'm glad I'm not a jusin beatal fan okay

5 Symphonic Music

I do respect it and I also love a subgenre that is close to it - Symphonic Metal.

Well, Symphonic Metal is my favorite! :D

6 Metal

Almost Every non-metalhead condemnes the genre. They don't understand it and think screaming is equal to nonsense ( most of them don't even know there is also clean singing in metal )

I feel this might be a little high. Metal is one of the most condemned genres of music. To the majority of non metal listeners, anything too different from iron maiden or Metallica is "worthless noise".

I don't really listen to metal, but I do admire some of the meaningful things that have come out of it.

Well, I'm a fan but I added this for other people who are not fans but may think metal deserves more respect for its complexity and talented virtuoso musicians.
Come on, you can't deny that metal guitarists and drummers do mindblowing things at really high speed. Besides, more and more metal singers have qualities of opera singers - many of them are even classically trained.

7 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.

Blues is good.

8 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.
9 Avant-garde Rock
10 Classical Crossover

Jackie Evancho sings classical crossover. My point here is:
1) Jackie Evancho is immensely talented
2) it's better to listen to Jackie Evancho than to N. Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rebecca Black, Britney Spears, to name a few.

I like classical crossover but I prefer it sung by an extremely good male voice.

Wait. I’m a fan of this genre because Clean Bandit make it.
- TheDuttyGyal

The Contenders

11 Ambient
12 Chamber Music

My orchestra days have given me both a love and dread for chamber music. I'm also proud to say I have the sheet music for the Gravity Falls theme song and it sounds pretty awesome with a chamber group.

I'm sorry...I'm sorry! I just can't like this. I've heard twenty seconds of this genre. It's twenty seconds of my life I'll never get back.

I think you might be confusing chamber music (classical composed for a small group of instruments) with house music.

Come on, Britgirl, this isn't THAT bad...

13 Art Rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music with influences from art music (avant-garde and classical).

I'm a huge fan, but I feel the genre as a whole is underappreciated.

14 Electro
15 Trance
16 Gospel Music

I guess I do respect gospel music.

17 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.
18 Country

I hate country. If you change the radio station to country, a few things might happen to you:

I slap you and tell you to change the station

I will change the station again and yell at you

I will assume that you want to troll me and will kick you out of the car/house

Even the worst country music is still better than the best rap ever made.

Pretty funny that as of December 12, 2015, nobody has even nominated Rap as something they respect even a little bit!

I have no respect for garbage.

19 Soul Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz.
20 Rap

As a rock fan myself, I decided to try listening to more rap other than just the horrible modern mainstream stuff. Now, I still can't say that I'm a fan, but I respect rap more, and I do like some rap songs.

Nobody had bothered to add this until it was pointed out.
Think about if any rapper is more repsected than Johnny Cash- the answer is no.

Put this to #1!

21 Folk
22 Reggae

I respect it

I am a fan
- TheDuttyGyal

23 Irish Folk

Thanks Britgirl - I forgot about the Irish folk but I actually like it. The Lord of the Dance (Michael Flatley) is something incredible. Of course I also like the song Whiskey In The Jar - I prefer Metallica version but Thin Lizzy and the original are also cool.

24 R&B
25 Broadway
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