Top Ten Most Underrated Music Genres


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21 Shoegaze
22 Nu Metal

Truth be told, this is my least favorite genre

This is one of my favorite metal subgenre (yes, I know, I love what people hate) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

It's kinda understated now cause of pop and scremo metal taking the spotlight. Some like Korn kept up with mainstream by making a dubstep album (don't ask why) and Linkin Park became pop. Limp Bizkit is kinda more rap. And Slipknot got softer in Vol 3 and a little harder on AHIG but their new one now may be heavier. I hope

Nu Metal isn't underrated - zxm

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23 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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24 Folk

No one of my friends listens Folk, so it's not quite easy to find new bands or songs... I wish there'd be more awareness for that genre, because it's the most peaceful, but energetic music I know. - stockiiii

Folk and folk rock both are underrated,only few artists are known - zxm

25 Ska

Ska is amazing yet if people ask what music I like and I say Ska they always say "What's Ska? " Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are amazing bands

Ska is just epic. Give it a listen, and you will smile. I suggest Suburban Legends and Reel Big Fish.

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26 Noise Rock
27 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.

28 Dream Pop V 1 Comment
29 J-Pop

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

30 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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31 Opera
32 Chillwave
33 Swing Jazz V 1 Comment
34 House
35 Power Metal

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

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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36 Future Garage
37 Horrorcore Rap

Very deep, meaningful and emotional songs. Some of the most talented artists I know are horrorcore/Occult Rap. definitely underrated. - PhattyTerrell

Love it! Pretty cool genre, sadly, people think we're sadists. We are very misunderstood.

Its slim shady type stuff. Really awesome to listen to! Love it!

38 New Wave
39 Death Metal V 2 Comments
40 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .

Not really underrated, just the people that are posers only listen to nirvana's one song and get so hyped and never listen to them again

Grunge isn't dead, its just resting.

I would call it underrated, because basically any grunge band that's not Pearl Jam or Nirvana is underrated (especially Mudhoney). - Gruunge

Grunge is my life.Even though other grungers say'grunge is dead,move on'
I'm a true grunger. Popularity isn't important but Grunge deserves more than this.

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