Top Ten Most Underrated Music Genres


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21 Swing Jazz V 1 Comment
22 Gospel

Love every gospel songs they are underrated - paasadani

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23 Blues Blues

I honestly prefer blues over metal because of the sheer soul put into it. Actually, without the blues, there would've been no such thing as rock and metal today - Mcgillacuddy

More people should try to listen to the Blues because it's great. - Rambles

Best genre if you are lonely. My favourite is Wes Montgomery! - Strobo

Blues is underrated compared to their legacy works.rock n roll and many other genres came from this genre. - zxm

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24 Experimental Rock
25 Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic Rock
26 Reggae

Most genres you hear in America are either any variation of pop (old school and new school), rap (gangsta, faker Lil Wayne etc) rock (punk, alternative, etc), electronic (dubstep, trap, etc), jazz, even classical. It's all overplayed. Most of us can name at least five or ten artists off out heads but what about reggae? Bob marley and his seed, peter tosh, burning spear, who else can people name? Reggae is a very underrepresented genre in the United States. Hell, even indie music has a large following in the US. Most if not all reggae artists write their own songs and they are from the heart. Most reggae deals with issues happening around us like corruption, war, and poverty. Lover's rock, a sub genre of reggae, is also extremely popular and are about treating your partner right and making love, not just about sex. Reggae is very popular here in Hawai'i where it is if not, the most popular genre here.

MOST UNDERRATED GENRE EVER! People know Bob Marley because of smoking pot and that's it, this is a genre of peace, love and full of soul...

Underrated! I think one of the most underrated albums here is "Two Sevens Clash" from Culture

It's underrated in the states because Jamaica was for a very long time a British colony. Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae were imported since the sixties in England ( where it has a big following ) and hardly in the states.

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27 Opera
28 Atmospheric Black Metal
29 Symphonic Metal

Symphonic metal is truly epic. That's seriously how it's described. Epic movie trailer soundtrack? Symphonic/Symphonic metal. Nightwish is truly an amazing group. Simply beautiful.

Truly beautiful complex music mixing classical music with metal. Heaven

Listen to stargazer - Edgelord

30 Nu Metal

Truth be told, this is my least favorite genre

Not for the faint hearted

Nu Metal isn't underrated - zxm

Its not good but not awful system are awesome

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31 Trip Hop

While Chillwave is also on my list, this one definitely takes the cake. If you want to hear an example in this genre of something actually GREAT, then go listen to the album Peeping Tom.

Listen to Kid Cudi fam

32 Downtempo
33 Shoegaze
34 Speed Metal

This is skill, talent what ever you wanna call it! But pop, rap and hip hop are just talentless and quite bland.

One of the purest forms of metal and one of the best. - Metal_Treasure

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35 Noise Rock
36 J-Pop

Although Modern J-Pop isn't my jam, I couldn't find City Pop on here which greatly disappointed me, so this is the closest thing I could find because... Japan? City Pop is a genre of music from Japan after the financial boom in Japan after WW2, the music has a very American disco feel to it and often is just called old J-Pop. It's almost entirely unknown outside of Japan but those who like it, love it. It definitely deserves a spot at the top of this list and because it's missing is just more proof of how unknown and underrated the genre is.

I love J-Pop. I like the group AKB48, especially their song Fortune Cookie. I also like the song Pon Pon- AnimeDrawer85

37 Industrial Dance Music
38 Industrial Rock

Seriously underrated. If you want a good industrial rock band I recommend you check out Nine Inch Nails or Rammstein. Or even Rob Zombie.

39 Electronic Rock

My favorite genre of rock next to Industrial Rock. Both which are seriously underrated.

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40 Power Metal

One of the most criminally underrated genres of metal. Not only it requires talent to do the melodic vocals and play the fast melodic riffs of power metal but also the lyrics actually not talk about drugs, party, girls and boys. The lyrics of power metal often are derived from fantasy and mythology and the overall structure of the song can bring excitement and optimism to the listener. If you are not convinced check some great bands of that genre like Stratovarius,Sonata Arctica and Blind Guardian. You may change your mind.

I really do hope that this gets more attention. Metal as a genre should. - 906389

Power metal is underrated,so the artists - zxm

Probably one of the more accessible (and also very skilled, complex and melodic)subgenres of metal, butunknown to people outside the metal community, most of whom think metal is all satanic unmelodic and screaming. Most powermetal is pretty much the exact opposite to it, people really should give it a listen. - Selanya

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