Wednesday, 27 April 2011

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
Indie rock
Alt rock
Pop rock
Prog rock
Experimental rock
Gothic rock
Darkwave
Grunge
Post-grunge
Noise rock
Garage rock
Blues rock
Roots rock
Country rock
Glam rock
Rockabilly
Psychedelic rock
Art rock
Stoner rock
Southern rock
Instrumental rock
Jam rock
Folk rock
Soft rock
Surf rock
Krautrock
Post-rock
Drone
Paisley Underground
Shoegazeing
Pop
Indie pop
Country pop
Power pop
Dance pop
Electropop
Synthpop
Pop funk
Dream pop
Chamber pop
Folk pop
Jangle pop
Britpop
Lo-fi
Noise pop
New wave
Easy listening
MOR
Soul
Electronic soul
Rhythm and blues
Funk
Jazz funk
Reggae
Disco
R&B
Dubstep
Drum'n'Bass
Breakbeat
Techno
Hip hop
Trip hop
Alt hip hop
House
Electro house
Trance
Rave
Hi-NRG
Rap
Acid house
IDM
Aggrotech

Industrial
Electro-industrial

Punk rock
Hardcore punk
Pop punk
Synthpunk
Heavy metal
Death metal
Thrash metal
Speed metal
Power metal
Glam metal
Black metal
Black doom
Metalcore
Deathcore
Gothic metal
Alt metal
Death metal
Melodic death metal
Prog metal
Prog death metal
Doom metal
Doom death metal
Symphonic metal
Folk metal
Viking metal
Grindcore
Post-metal
Post-hardcore
Country
Western swing
Alt country
Country and Western
Folk
Indie folk
Country folk
Bluegrass
Folktronica

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
Smooth jazz
Soul jazz
Swing
Trad jazz
West Coast jazz

Experimental
Electronic
Ambient
Minimalist
New age
World music
Soundtrack

(Sources : 1 and 2 )


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