Top Ten Most Varied Music Genres

This is based on sound rather than lyrics. Also if you disagree with my choices, it's probably because you don't know enough of the genre

The Top Ten

1 Experimental Experimental

It makes sense doesn't it?

2 Progressive Progressive Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

This genre covers such a wide range of music

3 Rock 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.
4 Death Metal Death Metal

Amen! I couldn't agree more. Metal is one of the most experimental genres and among its subgenres, death metal provides the largest room for experimentation and innovation. Because of that, it's incredibly varied and as a result death metal has more sub-subgenres than most of the metal subgenres. For example, thrash, prog metal and power metal have less subgenres than death metal.
I laugh hard every time I hear/read all death metal sounds the same. Actually death metal subgenres sound pretty different and only one thing is compulsory - the death growls. No death growls, no death metal. But even death growls sound different depending on the vocalist. - Metal_Treasure

Some people think it's all the same growling but it really isn't. Every death metal band has a different feel to it

5 Nu-Metal Nu-Metal

System Of A Down is completely different from Slipknot who are completely different from Limp Bizkit and so on. There are very few genres that are as varied as nu metal

While some may not like this genre, there is no denying how varied it is, some bands scream while others heavily downtune their instruments, some even rap. - kempokid

6 Punk Rock 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.

You have hardcore punk, reggae influenced punk, pop punk, normal punk, RATM like stuff

7 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.

You kinda have to types of grunge - heavy and not heavy. However, even within those types Alice In Chains are very different to Soundgarden and Nirvana are very different to Pearl Jam...

8 Power Metal Power Metal

I don't know too much about this genre but from what I've heard the bands vary a lot from each band to another

Yes, bands vary but not as much as in death metal so I agree death metal is #1 and power metal is lower. - Metal_Treasure

9 Hip-Hop Hip-Hop

Some people think raps all the same but it's anything but.

10 Reggae Reggae

Maybe not so much pure reggae but so many bands have been inspired by reggae (The Police, The Clash) and have created a sort of combination of genres so for that reason it's in my top 10

The Contenders

11 Metal

Just all of it! - SoldierOfFortune

I'd prefer to keep to just subgenres but nevermind

12 Jazz 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".

Jazz is incredibly varied! There are many different sounds in something classified as "jazz". Some songs may also include free solos so it is different every time! - Phillip873

I didn't know enough jazz to add this

13 Classical Classical
14 Classic Rock

In my opinion this isn't actually a genre but I'll count it anyway because many people do think it is. It covers a lot of music

15 Dream pop Dream pop
16 Chillwave Chillwave
17 Ambient Pop
18 Darkwave Darkwave
19 New Age New Age
20 Bubblegum Pop Bubblegum Pop
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