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49 viral pop
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58 garage rock
59 indie poptimism
60 grupera
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63 latin alternative
64 progressive house
65 dance rock
66 german hip hop
67 latin rock
68 roots rock
69 new wave pop
70 k-pop
71 europop
72 chamber pop
73 stomp and holler
74 new wave
75 modern country rock
76 conscious hip hop
77 dirty south rap
78 emo
79 neo soul
80 banda
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82 rap rock
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87 french hip hop
88 reggaeton flow
89 norteno
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93 adult standards
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104 east coast hip hop
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107 francoton
108 new romantic
109 disco
110 ranchera
111 australian pop
112 alternative dance
113 vapor soul
114 screamo
115 sertanejo
116 brazilian electronica
117 new americana
118 italian hip hop
119 hardcore hip hop
120 punk
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122 focus
123 metropopolis
124 vegas indie
125 swedish pop
126 southern rock
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128 piano rock
129 g funk
130 deep tropical house
131 regional mexican pop
132 worship
133 italian pop
134 west coast rap
135 new rave
136 indie anthem-folk
137 groove metal
138 deep big room
139 baile pop
140 christian music
141 pagode
142 acoustic pop
143 mpb
144 deep funk carioca
145 hoerspiel
146 argentine rock
147 metalcore
148 sertanejo pop
149 dutch hip hop
150 german pop
151 electronic trap
152 freak folk
153 brill building pop
154 deep pop r&b
155 lo-fi beats
156 alternative hip hop
157 ccm
158 glam rock
159 shimmer pop
160 heartland rock
161 talent show
162 reggae fusion
163 modern alternative rock
164 cumbia
165 deep dutch hip hop
166 christian alternative rock
167 soundtrack
168 italian arena pop
169 sleep
170 vocal jazz
171 escape room
172 indie pop rap
173 dance-punk
174 mariachi
175 tropical pop edm
176 bolero
177 classic soul
178 christian rock
179 detroit hip hop
180 aussietronica
181 opm
182 cantautor
183 chillwave
184 brazilian rock
@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.
Songs From the Edges flings you through a blast-tour of the most passionate genrecults.
Songs From the Ages samples demographic groups.
Songs From the Streets samples cities.
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.
Every Demographic at Once explores listening by country, age and gender.
Or there's a dynamically-generated daily summary of Spotify Listening Patterns by Gender.