Top Rock SubgenresThe father genre of every genre that sounds good, the REAL music, ROCK ON!!! and vote for your favorite subgenre which was born from Rock Music!
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I have to say it is, in fact, a subgenre of rock (at least most of it). - Adrian_4
Technically still a rock subgenre. Similar debate with anime and cartoon. - yungstirjoey666
The best of the best of the best of the BEST! If you hate this then you're waste of human flesh and blood! - Nord666
It is still a rock subgenre in my opinion
The most well-known rock bands in rock history fall under the genre of hard rock: Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, UFO... - Adrian_4
The best subgenre rock/metal in the history.
So great. - Fullwalking2
Yeah, this site has a catastrophic perception of what alternative rock is.
I mean, bands like Linkin Park and Coldplay are great, but they're in no way representative of alternative.
For representative bands of alternative rock, try R.E.M., U2, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, etc. - Adrian_4
A very wide and popular sub-genre, it is everywhere, if you don't listen to alternative rock, you're either living in an indigenous tribe or, god forbid, a psychopath.
It gives such a wide range of creativity without being tied to one specific genre
I would've voted for heavy metal, but seeing this at only 6 is disappointing.
Music for smart people.
No other rock subgenres can match it in terms of complexity and over all musicianship as well being adventurous. Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and others might seem like dinosaurs to some but they influenced many of todays newer prog bands. Aside from that most people know about Pink Floyd and Rush but it's time to exlore not just the first bands I mentioned here but the genre as a whole. Unless you view music as aural wallpaper you won't be disappointed.
Don't be turned off to this amazing genre that say "it's for smart people only" or "you wouldn't understand it" This genre of music changed my life. Simply put: It is music without limits.
Until rather recently, prog rock was a rather overlooked and relatively undiscovered rock subgenre. While most of the bands are still far from mainstream(with maybe a few exceptions)it has gained a lot of acceptance over the past several years due to an increase awareness which possibly stems from a lot of fans of Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson and Porcupine Tree(among others) discovering it.
I like punk rock so much
Come on,punk rock should be on #1,is the best genre of rock!
Grunge is not only Nirvana, by far. And I consider that Nirvana is not the best grunge band. Grunge means two different things :
The Grunge genre, a dirty and punk sound. Like The Melvins, Green river, Mudhonney, the early Soundgarden and... Nirvana.
The Grunge scene or the Seattle Seattle, with the success of Nirvana, other Seattle bands have become most popular. The most popular bands of this scene are (with Nirvana) Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. Their style are very different, but they take a lot of alternative, Hard Rock, punk or heavy metal sound.
This IS the rock genre of the early 90's! And it's a great history!
(I'm not english sorry for my mistakes.)
The best of the best, the stones, the doors
Just listen Joe Bonamassa ''Just Got Paid''...
Why do I have to explain my pick when it's based exclusively on personal taste? It feels completely unnescesary :S
Should be number one
Love love love ❤️ Slipknot, System of a Down, Papa Roach, Korn, & many more talented bands ❤️
just no. - sweetbeef
Look down on it and miss out. - emraldYE
Religion + metal= doesn't mix - sweetbeef
This is honestly my Favorite Musical Genre of All time (prog would be a close second), and I feel for good reason too. I mean what is there not to like about Psychedelic Rock. It is I feel the most creative music genre of all time. The Fuzz Guitars make the music sound awesome as well. With some of the most talented band ever being Psychedelic rock such as The Beatles (Later on in their Career), Pink Floyd (Early), Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, and even the more obscure bands like Blue Cheer, Love, and Iron Butterfly, I also like or may even love a lot of the modern Psychedelic bands like Tame Impala, The Black Angles, The Flaming Lips, etc. And without it we would not have Prog, Kraut, Acid, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and much more!
It makes me feel great and out of touch with this world, I love it
Lynyrd Skynyrd? Marshall Tucker Band? CCR?
I heard this subgenre was the backlash against disco.
The sound of the 80s.
One of my favourite subgenres
Just put everything above Christian metal, for the love of Zeus.
Should be higher up the list what
So sweet Euphoric...
Combination of Jazz and Rock make this an awesome genre. - Nord666
The start of it all and the best!
Oh come on! Post punk is better than Krautrock! Id put it in my top 5
Grindcore is a genre of metal. Not rock.