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1 pop
2 rap
3 dance pop
4 pop rap
5 post-teen pop
6 rock
7 trap music
8 hip hop
9 modern rock
10 edm
11 latin
12 southern hip hop
13 tropical house
14 r&b
15 classic rock
16 indie r&b
17 album rock
18 reggaeton
19 post-grunge
20 alternative metal
21 pop rock
22 tropical
23 latin pop
24 neo mellow
25 mellow gold
26 alternative rock
27 urban contemporary
28 permanent wave
29 nu metal
30 soft rock
31 contemporary country
32 canadian pop
33 indie pop
34 indie rock
35 folk-pop
36 hard rock
37 indie folk
38 pop punk
39 viral pop
40 rap metal
41 electro house
42 big room
43 country road
44 gangster rap
45 folk rock
46 art rock
47 country
48 underground hip hop
49 hip pop
50 house
51 latin hip hop
52 indietronica
53 neo soul
54 rock en espanol
55 garage rock
56 dirty south rap
57 regional mexican
58 indie poptimism
59 chamber pop
60 mexican pop
61 dance rock
62 adult standards
63 roots rock
64 trap latino
65 progressive house
66 modern country rock
67 europop
68 latin rock
69 latin alternative
70 new wave pop
71 psychedelic rock
72 soul
73 stomp and holler
74 german hip hop
75 canadian hip hop
76 new wave
77 progressive electro house
78 rap rock
79 funk
80 grupera
81 sertanejo universitario
82 french hip hop
83 emo
84 latin arena pop
85 banda
86 new rave
87 k-pop
88 metal
89 neo-psychedelic
90 blues-rock
91 quiet storm
92 brostep
93 trap francais
94 disco
95 norteno
96 motown
97 art pop
98 focus
99 jazz blues
100 singer-songwriter
101 vapor trap
102 folk
103 spanish pop
104 west coast rap
105 alternative dance
106 screamo
107 new romantic
108 electronic
109 boy band
110 east coast hip hop
111 reggaeton flow
112 punk
113 g funk
114 metropopolis
115 deep big room
116 new americana
117 modern blues
118 hardcore hip hop
119 shimmer pop
120 electronic trap
121 italian hip hop
122 brazilian electronica
123 disco house
124 southern rock
125 deep tropical house
126 swedish pop
127 worship
128 indie anthem-folk
129 soul blues
130 glam metal
131 sertanejo
132 ranchera
133 piano rock
134 soundtrack
135 brill building pop
136 vocal jazz
137 freak folk
138 deep pop r&b
139 christian music
140 vegas indie
141 vapor soul
142 acoustic pop
143 dutch hip hop
144 reggae fusion
145 german pop
146 sleep
147 mpb
148 metalcore
149 detroit hip hop
150 ccm
151 deep german hip hop
152 indie pop rap
153 deep dutch hip hop
154 deep funk carioca
155 groove metal
156 talent show
157 argentine rock
158 christian alternative rock
159 alternative hip hop
160 regional mexican pop
161 dance-punk
162 hollywood
163 southern soul
164 memphis soul
165 lo-fi beats
166 cantautor
167 compositional ambient
168 glam rock
169 chillwave
170 escape room
171 baile pop
172 rock-and-roll
173 lo-fi
174 scorecore
175 outlaw country
176 swedish idol pop
177 christian rock
178 cumbia
179 melodic metalcore
180 lounge
@EveryNoise ·  glenn mcdonald ·  Spotify
This is an ongoing attempt at a useful flattening of the musical genre-space tracked by Spotify into a simple sortable list.
 
Click any genre to re-sort the list by similarity to that genre.
 
How We Understand Music Genres explains how this thing got started.
A Retromatic History of Music (or Love) follows these genres across years.
The Spotify New-Release Sorting Hat uses them to cluster this week's new releases.
We Built This City On follows them to their cities of origin.
Genres by Country breaks them down by strength of association with countries.
Drunkard's Rock wanders around for a really long time.
The Sounds of Places plots countries as if they were genres.
Every Place at Once is an index of the distinctive listening of individual cities.
Genres in Their Own Words maps genres to words found in their song titles.
The Needle tries to find songs surging towards the edges of one obscurity or another.
The Approaching Worms of Christmas tries to wrap itself around things I usually fight.