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2 czech hip hop
3 post-post-hardcore
4 electronicore
5 slovak hip hop
6 funk carioca
7 deep darkpsy
8 brutal deathcore
9 russian hip hop
10 danish hip hop
11 hard minimal techno
12 chip hop
13 underground latin hip hop
14 bassline
15 deep melodic metalcore
16 deep pop punk
17 doujin
18 j-core
19 turkish alternative
20 wrock
21 electro trash
22 nordic house
23 spoken word
24 tekno
25 k-indie
26 deep melodic death metal
27 neurostep
28 deep dance pop
29 hungarian hip hop
30 dark psytrance
31 deep pop emo
32 hip hop tuga
33 anime cv
34 british alternative rock
35 heavy alternative
36 indie pop rock
37 jumpstyle
38 visual kei
39 dark hardcore
40 deep flow
41 j-indie
42 k-rock
43 necrogrind
44 screamocore
45 vapor house
46 beats
47 nintendocore
48 spanish reggae
49 uk hip hop
50 deep happy hardcore
51 oshare kei
52 german street punk
53 tico
54 deep breakcore
55 deep filthstep
56 gamecore
57 albanian pop
58 greek hip hop
59 speedcore
60 terrorcore
61 shimmer psych
62 singaporean pop
63 canadian hip hop
64 j-reggae
65 swiss hip hop
66 dark minimal techno
67 fussball
68 gothic alternative
69 thai indie
70 beatdown
71 deep rai
72 depressive black metal
73 ethereal gothic
74 hip hop quebecois
75 punjabi
76 slam death metal
77 bay area hip hop
78 crack rock steady
79 deep liquid
80 german show tunes
81 indie emo
82 outer hip hop
83 screamo punk
84 witch house
85 ambeat
86 college a cappella
87 darkstep
88 experimental dubstep
89 neo-industrial rock
90 nerdcore
91 bhangra
92 chinese indie rock
93 chiptune
94 fidget house
95 gabba
96 alternative metalcore
97 austrian hip hop
98 christian hardcore
99 deep folk metal
100 electropunk
101 minimal dubstep
102 russiavision
103 chinese experimental
104 deep german punk
105 deep indian pop
106 deep indie pop
107 footwork
108 gothic doom
109 remix
110 rock noise
111 abstract beats
112 indie psych-pop
113 kurdish folk
114 polish reggae
115 russian alternative
116 stomp and whittle
117 chaotic hardcore
118 deep minimal techno
119 electro bailando
120 french movie tunes
121 slavic metal
122 thai pop
123 ukrainian rock
124 deep liquid bass
125 ecuadoria
126 ghettotech
127 horrorcore
128 mashup
129 neo metal
130 schranz
131 skweee
132 bouncy house
133 deep latin alternative
134 deep psytrance
135 punk ska
136 re:techno
137 alternative hardcore
138 columbus ohio indie
139 deep full on
140 indie dream pop
141 lithumania
142 cinematic dubstep
143 destroy techno
144 blackgaze
145 chalga
146 cyber metal
147 deep tech house
148 deep thrash metal
149 full on
150 technical brutal death metal
151 bangla
152 coupe decale
153 deep symphonic black metal
154 deep talent show
155 dubsteppe
156 popgaze
157 steampunk
158 substep
159 dubstep product
160 flick hop
161 football
162 leeds indie
163 usbm
164 zouk riddim
165 deep indie rock
166 denver indie
167 estonian pop
168 rap metalcore
169 romanian pop
170 thrash-groove metal
171 turbo folk
172 dark cabaret
173 fake
174 progressive psytrance
175 atmospheric black metal
176 belorush
177 comedy rock
178 german oi
179 instrumental post rock
180 power violence
181 deep acoustic pop
182 islamic recitation
183 nepali
184 deep g funk
185 guitar case
186 street punk
187 bmore
188 central asian folk
189 charred death
190 emo punk
191 glitter trance
192 latvian pop
193 louisville indie
194 nu electro
195 russian punk
196 straight edge
197 thai idol
198 vancouver indie
199 atmospheric post rock
200 breakcore
201 goregrind
202 grim death metal
203 progressive alternative
204 riot grrrl
205 rva indie
206 slash punk
207 breaks
208 doomcore
209 j-ambient
210 manele
211 polish indie
212 rai
213 slc indie
214 black death
215 college marching band
216 fast melodic punk
217 indian rock
218 kuduro
219 romanian rock
220 vegan straight edge
221 voidgaze
222 wind ensemble
223 bemani
224 bounce
225 deep indie singer-songwriter
226 drumfunk
227 hiplife
228 melodic power metal
229 ugandan pop
230 black thrash
231 deep comedy
232 deep neofolk
233 deep soul house
234 faroese pop
235 grunge pop
236 ragga jungle
237 smooth urban r&b
238 african gospel
239 argentine indie
240 bulgarian rock
241 irish indie
242 jangle rock
243 maghreb
244 noise
245 uk dub
246 venezuelan rock
247 chaotic black metal
248 dark black metal
249 dominican pop
250 slovak pop
251 thrash core
252 funeral doom
253 geek rock
254 italian metal
255 northern irish indie
256 twin cities indie
257 christian punk
258 disco polo
259 euroska
260 norwegian metal
261 vienna indie
262 zouglou
263 atmospheric post-metal
264 crust punk
265 cryptic black metal
266 drone metal
267 hungarian rock
268 karneval
269 kwaito house
270 minimal melodic techno
271 benga
272 capoeira
273 deep german indie
274 e6fi
275 fallen angel
276 pakistani pop
277 slovenian rock
278 classic psychedelic rock
279 deep canadian indie
280 deep east coast hip hop
281 modern uplift
282 unblack metal
283 black sludge
284 digital hardcore
285 electro dub
286 glitch beats
287 indian folk
288 anime score
289 commons
290 poetry
291 shibuya-kei
292 solipsynthm
293 traditional reggae
294 abstract idm
295 anarcho-punk
296 ethiopian pop
297 horror punk
298 indie fuzzpop
299 italo beats
300 j-poppunk
301 makina
302 barbershop
303 deep orgcore
304 hatecore
305 j-punk
306 lo star
307 raw black metal
308 acid techno
309 czech rock
310 deep discofox
311 deep hardcore
312 detroit techno
313 geek folk
314 grisly death metal
315 kizomba
316 musica nativista
317 ok indie
318 perth indie
319 stl indie
320 deep nz indie
321 dirty texas rap
322 gamelan
323 heavy gothic rock
324 japanoise
325 punta
326 cello
327 deep vocal house
328 french punk
329 hardcore breaks
330 oratory
331 outsider
332 ambient idm
333 danish indie
334 deep gothic post-punk
335 drill and bass
336 hungarian pop
337 indie emo rock
338 marching band
339 nu skool breaks
340 progressive trance house
341 classic turkish pop
342 deep funk house
343 noise punk
344 power electronics
345 finnish hardcore
346 halloween
347 mandible
348 rio de la plata
349 sinhala
350 tribal house
351 yugoslav rock
352 dallas indie
353 dark progressive house
354 deep power-pop punk
355 hard house
356 nwothm
357 scratch
358 sega
359 tibetan
360 ambient dub techno
361 demoscene
362 garage punk
363 ghoststep
364 italian punk
365 lds
366 modern downshift
367 semba
368 spanish indie rock
369 swedish reggae
370 swiss rock
371 bubble trance
372 cornetas y tambores
373 finnish indie
374 greek indie
375 power-pop punk
376 greek house
377 michigan indie
378 neo-trad metal
379 throat singing
380 abstractro
381 hebrew pop
382 minimal wave
383 qawwali
384 retro metal
385 australian indie
386 israeli rock
387 latin electronica
388 makossa
389 persian pop
390 shanty
391 aggrotech
392 belgian indie
393 dub techno
394 goa trance
395 indie shoegaze
396 indie singer-songwriter
397 samba-enredo
398 yoik
399 belly dance
400 oi
401 mizrahi
402 neofolk
403 barnemusikk
404 bulgarian folk
405 cumbia funk
406 deep cello
407 deep progressive trance
408 experimental psych
409 psych gaze
410 skinhead oi
411 kc indie
412 zouk
413 african percussion
414 gothic post-punk
415 hauntology
416 mbalax
417 traditional soul
418 triangle indie
419 turkish classical
420 vietnamese pop
421 vintage swoon
422 armenian folk
423 classic icelandic pop
424 deep deep house
425 deep progressive house
426 deep ragga
427 deep soundtrack
428 electronica
429 japanese jazztronica
430 kids dance party
431 kindermusik
432 alternative roots rock
433 classic afrobeat
434 corrosion
435 gothic americana
436 japanese psychedelic
437 nu age
438 brass band
439 c64
440 ceilidh
441 dark ambient
442 guidance
443 martial industrial
444 neo-pagan
445 african rock
446 chinese traditional
447 czech folk
448 deep latin christian
449 french folk pop
450 garage punk blues
451 twee pop
452 ukulele
453 bass trip
454 classic russian pop
455 croatian pop
456 downtempo fusion
457 magyar
458 pipe band
459 soukous
460 traditional ska
461 abstract
462 athens indie
463 basque rock
464 carnatic
465 chinese opera
466 deep hardcore punk
467 lowercase
468 portuguese pop
469 swedish pop punk
470 villancicos
471 deep delta blues
472 german ccm
473 highlife
474 kabarett
475 kwaito
476 musiikkia lapsille
477 power noise
478 west african jazz
479 psychobilly
480 swedish punk
481 timba
482 balkan brass
483 hard glam
484 tzadik
485 vintage swing
486 broken beat
487 metal guitar
488 miami bass
489 musica para ninos
490 rock catala
491 classic czech pop
492 drone folk
493 kompa
494 neo-traditional country
495 electro-industrial
496 musica per bambini
497 muziek voor kinderen
498 workout
499 futurepop
500 gothic rock
501 hard stoner rock
502 luk thung
503 military band
504 nz indie
505 porro
506 traditional funk
507 vintage jazz
508 classic polish pop
509 funky breaks
510 japanese traditional
511 judaica
512 laboratorio
513 malagasy folk
514 native american
515 spytrack
516 motivation
517 neue deutsche welle
518 p funk
519 ambient psychill
520 c86
521 deep brazilian pop
522 didgeridoo
523 swedish jazz orkester
524 deep psychobilly
525 deep punk rock
526 italian folk
527 jazz orchestra
528 melodic progressive metal
529 modern free jazz
530 orquesta tropical
531 string quartet
532 zeuhl
533 deep classic garage rock
534 deep dub techno
535 deep eurodance
536 deep orchestral
537 polish jazz
538 swedish hard rock
539 andean
540 avant-garde
541 library music
542 musique pour enfants
543 nordic folk
544 psychill
545 soda pop
546 tin pan alley
547 classic soundtrack
548 nl folk
549 accordeon
550 classic peruvian pop
551 vintage country folk
552 deep italo disco
553 desert blues
554 electroacoustic improvisation
555 entehno
556 jig and reel
557 mallet
558 mexican son
559 deep space rock
560 drama
561 indian classical
562 norwegian punk
563 skinhead reggae
564 christelijk
565 deep melodic hard rock
566 galego
567 mande pop
568 theme
569 tribute
570 vintage french electronic
571 byzantine
572 canzone napoletana
573 classic french pop
574 dark electro-industrial
575 vintage italian soundtrack
576 deep disco
577 early music ensemble
578 post-disco soul
579 psychedelic blues-rock
580 russian folk
581 twee indie pop
582 deep surf music
583 jazz brass
584 serialism
585 blaskapelle
586 go-go
587 zim
588 covertrance
589 deep swedish rock
590 girl group
591 gospel reggae
592 klapa
593 arab folk
594 breton folk
595 free improvisation
596 hawaiian
597 liturgical
598 tone
599 deep downtempo fusion
600 jug band
601 hindustani classical
602 string band
603 deep classical piano
604 old-time
605 world fusion
606 appalachian folk
607 classic venezuelan pop
608 composition d
609 traditional swing
610 free jazz
611 acousmatic
612 calypso
613 ghazal
614 neo-synthpop
615 afrikaans
616 deep ambient
617 mantra
618 new beat
619 surf music
620 brass ensemble
621 folkmusik
622 rosary
623 chamber choir
624 choro
625 persian traditional
626 ambient fusion
627 classical piano
628 mod revival
629 vintage schlager
630 gospel blues
631 kraut rock
632 neo honky tonk
633 neo soul-jazz
634 song poem
635 ye ye
636 brazilian composition
637 deep freestyle
638 musique concrete
639 deep neo-synthpop
640 deep nordic folk
641 fado
642 klezmer
643 praise
644 spanish folk
645 string folk
646 trash rock
647 chill-out trance
648 freakbeat
649 jazz composition
650 polyphony
651 rhythm and boogie
652 south african jazz
653 dansktop
654 vintage reggae
655 violin
656 classical performance
657 contemporary composition
658 italian progressive rock
659 morna
660 new jack smooth
661 traditional scottish folk
662 classic garage rock
663 concert piano
664 deep southern soul
665 finnish jazz
666 catalan folk
667 vintage gospel
668 danish jazz
669 cante flamenco
670 classic eurovision
671 traditional rockabilly
672 world chill
673 corsican folk
674 gypsy jazz
675 orchestral
676 bossa nova jazz
677 classic colombian pop
678 melodic hard rock
679 clarinet
680 jazz bass
681 british brass band
682 neo-rockabilly
683 jazz trio
684 new age piano
685 traditional british folk
686 vintage chanson
687 chill groove
688 rebetiko
689 vintage rockabilly
690 deep jazz fusion
691 french folk
692 ostrock
693 deep new wave
694 deep free jazz
695 underground power pop
696 crossover prog
697 canterbury scene
698 deep northern soul
699 sunset lounge
700 future ambient
701 steelpan
702 zillertal
703 deep chill-out
704 zydeco
705 caucasian folk
706 deep contemporary country
707 neo-progressive
708 choral
709 lounge house
710 baroque ensemble
711 ragtime
712 swedish prog
713 tanzlmusi
714 deep german jazz
715 deep jazz guitar
716 classic belgian pop
717 classical flute
718 deep sunset lounge
719 exotica
720 swamp pop
721 cajun
722 deep christian rock
723 monastic
724 consort
725 mexican traditional
726 swedish jazz
727 alternative americana
728 chanson quebecois
729 chill lounge
730 deep chill
731 norwegian gospel
732 norwegian jazz
733 deep motown
734 deep soft rock
735 early music
736 deep opera
737 classical guitar
738 harp
739 polka
740 tango
741 southern gospel
742 modern southern rock
743 contemporary folk
744 harpsichord
745 italian jazz
746 renaissance
747 classic dutch pop
748 beach music
749 deep jazz piano
750 boogie-woogie
751 panpipe
752 southern soul blues
753 british dance band
754 deep adult standards
755 classical organ
756 organic ambient
757 orquesta tipica
758 vintage tango
759 skiffle
760 volksmusik
761 irish country
762 deep smooth jazz
763 dixieland
764 blues-rock guitar
765 power blues-rock
766 enka
767 iskelma
768 spanish invasion
769 classic schlager
770 deep vocal jazz
771 vintage swedish pop
772 accordion
773 spanish classical
774 light music
775 kayokyoku
776 contemporary classical
777 traditional rock 'n roll
778 ballroom
779 indorock
780 saxophone
@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.