Sunday, 15 April 2018

Music Genres



I once foolishly thought you just called rock music, 'rock' or 'pop', you know? However...

The more I'm involved with presenting radio and the various styles and genres of contemporary popular music, I've come to realise, accept and appreciate that there are an absolute multitude of musical-style genres these days - and that's quite alright.

NB. This list is not placed in no particular weighted order, nor is this list in any way exhaustive or complete...!

Rock
Classic rock
Rock'n'roll
College rock
Hard rock
Melodic Hard Rock
Indie rock
Alt rock
Pop rock
Prog rock
Experimental rock
Gothic rock
Darkwave
Grunge
Post-grunge
Noise rock
Garage rock
Industrial rock
Blues rock
Roots rock
Country rock
Glam rock
Rockabilly
Psychedelic rock
Art rock
Stoner rock
Southern rock
Instrumental rock
Math rock
Jam rock
Folk rock
Soft rock
Surf rock
Krautrock
Post-rock
Drone
Paisley Underground
Shoegaze
Lo Fi

Pop
Indie pop
Country pop
Power pop
Dance pop
Electropop
Synthpop
Pop funk
Dream pop
Chamber pop
Art pop
Folk pop
Jangle pop
Britpop
Lo-fi
Noise pop
New wave


Easy listening
MOR
Americana
Chanson



Rhythm and blues
Soul
Electronic soul
Funk
Jazz funk
Reggae
Disco
R&B
Dubstep
Drum'n'Bass
Breakbeat
Techno
Hip hop
Trip hop
Alt hip hop
House
Electro house
Progressive house
Trance
Psy Trance
Dark Psytrance
Dance
Rave
Hi-NRG
Rap
Rapcore
Acid house
IDM
Aggrotech
Dark Electronic
Chillout
Downtempo

Industrial
Electro-industrial
Punk rock
Hardcore punk
Pop punk
Synthpunk

Heavy metal
Melodic Heavy Metal
Death metal
Technical Death Metal
Thrash metal
Speed metal
Power metal
Glam metal
Modern metal
Metallic Hardcore
Melodic Hardcore
Prog metal
Black metal
Progressive Black Metal
Atmospheric Black Metal
Industrial Black Metal
Pagan Black Metal
Depressive Black Metal
Black doom
Metalcore
Melodic Metalcore
Progressive Metalcore
Deathcore
Gothic metal
Alt metal
Death metal
Melodic death metal
Progressive death metal
Doom metal
Doom death metal
Symphonic metal
Symphonic Power Metal
Folk metal
Viking metal
Grindcore
Noise metal
Post-metal
Post-hardcore
Stoner metal
Experimental Metalcore
Sludge Metal
Groove Metal
Nu Metal

Country
Western swing
Alt country
Country and Western


Folk
Indie folk
Alt folk
Celtic folk
Country folk
Bluegrass
Folktronica
Neofolk
Atmospheric Folk Rock

Blues
Boogie-woogie
Country blues
Delta blues
Electric blues



Jazz
Swing
Acid jazz
Avant-garde jazz
Bebop
Big band
Dixieland
Cool jazz
Free jazz
Hard bop
Jazz blues
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Latin jazz
Mainstream jazz
Scat
Vocal jazz
Smooth jazz
Bossa Nova
Soul jazz
Swing
Trad jazz
West Coast jazz
Modern Jazz
Nu Jazz
Modern Swing
Jazz hop

Experimental
Electronic
Ambient
Minimalist
Avant-Garde
New age
World music
Soundtrack
Classical
Infernal Opera

(Sources : 1 and 2 )


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