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We know this list is incomplete, and new genres pop up frequently. To suggest genres, contact us.

Current List of Genres

Genres in bold, subgenres listed after bullets:

 

Blues
  * Gospel

Classical
  * Chamber Music
  * Choral Music
  * Classical - 20th Century
  * Composed Music
  * Opera
  * Symphony

Country
  * Americana
  * Bluegrass
  * Country & Western
  * Rockabilly 

  * Western Swing

Easy Listening
  * Instrumental
  * Lounge
  * Soundtrack
  * Vocal

Electronic
  * Ambient Electronic
  * Bigbeat
  * Breakcore - Hard
  * Chill-out
  * Chip Music
  * Downtempo
  * Drum & Bass
  * Dubstep

  * Glitch
  * House 

  * IDM
  * Industrial
  * Jungle
  * Minimal Electronic
  * Skweee
  * Techno 

  * Trip-hop

Experimental
  * Ambient
  * Avant-Garde 
  * Drone
  * Electroacoustic
  * Field Recordings
  * Improv
  * Minimalism
  * New Age

  * Noise
  * Sound Collage
  * Sound Poetry
  * Unclassifiable

Folk
  * British Folk
  * Freak-Folk
  * Free-Folk
  * Psych-Folk
  * Singer-Songwriter

Hip-Hop

  * Alternative Hip-Hop
  * Hip-Hop Beats
  * Nerdcore
  * Wonky

International

  * African
  * Asia-Far East

  * Afrobeat
  * Balkan
  * Bollywood
  * Brazilian
  * Celtic
  * Cumbia
  * Digital Cumbia
  * Europe

  * Fado
  * Flamenco
  * French
  * Indian
  * Klezmer
  * Latin
  * Latin America
  * Middle East 

  * North African
  * North Indian Traditional
  * Pacific
  * Polka

  * Reggae - Dub
  * Reggae - Dancehall
  * Salsa

  * South Indian Traditional
  * Spanish


Jazz
  * Be-Bop
  * Big Band/Swing
  * Free-Jazz

  * Jazz: Out
  * Jazz: Vocal
  * Modern Jazz

Metal
  * Black-Metal
  * Death-Metal
  * Sludge

Novelty
  * Children's Music
  * Comedy (music)
  * Sound Effects

Old-Time / Historic

Pop
  * Experimental Pop
  * Synth Pop

Punk
  * Electro-Punk
  * Hardcore
  * New Wave
  * No Wave
  * Post-Punk
  * Power-Pop
  * Thrash

Radio
  * Interview
  * Radio-Art
  * Radio Theater
  * Talk Radio

Rock
  * Garage
  * Goth
  * Indie-Rock
  * Krautrock
  * Lo-Fi
  * Loud-Rock
  * Noise-Rock
  * Post-Rock
  * Progressive
  * Psych-Rock
  * Rock Opera
  * Shoegaze
  * Space-Rock
  * Surf


Soul - R&B
  * Disco
  * Funk

Spoken
  * Banter
  * Comedy
  * Poetry
  * Spoken Weird