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1 teen pop
2 post-teen pop
3 hollywood
4 viral pop
5 deep pop r&b
6 dance pop
7 pop
8 acoustic pop
9 talent show
10 r&b
11 indie anthem-folk
12 boy band
13 neo mellow
14 canadian pop
15 latin pop
16 urban contemporary
17 worship
18 hip pop
19 indie poptimism
20 neo soul
21 ccm
22 new jack swing
23 christian music
24 contemporary country
25 folk-pop
26 deep indie r&b
27 vapor soul
28 modern country rock
29 indie folk
30 country road
31 swedish idol pop
32 pop reggaeton
33 indie r&b
34 piano rock
35 country
36 focus
37 christian alternative rock
38 latin
39 spanish pop
40 quiet storm
41 swedish pop
42 chamber pop
43 pop rock
44 europop
45 shimmer pop
46 stomp and holler
47 metropopolis
48 mpb
49 indie pop
50 german pop
51 indietronica
52 vegas indie
53 deep funk carioca
54 modern rock
55 new americana
56 tropical
57 escape room
58 motown
59 soul
60 reggaeton
61 brill building pop
62 freak folk
63 adult standards
64 francoton
65 new wave pop
66 sertanejo universitario
67 tropical house
68 chillwave
69 vocal jazz
70 disco
71 indie rock
72 synthpop
73 funk
74 rock en espanol
75 permanent wave
76 alternative dance
77 folk
78 singer-songwriter
79 deep tropical house
80 memphis soul
81 latin alternative
82 soft rock
83 new rave
84 rock-and-roll
85 mellow gold
86 classic funk rock
87 noise pop
88 reggaeton flow
89 grupera
90 pop rap
91 deep dutch hip hop
92 soundtrack
93 dwn trap
94 neo-psychedelic
95 argentine rock
96 lo-fi
97 new romantic
98 pop punk
99 ranchera
100 dance rock
101 redneck
102 folk rock
103 new wave
104 latin hip hop
105 dance-punk
106 alternative rock
107 emo
108 jazz blues
109 soul blues
110 house
111 southern hip hop
112 trap latino
113 garage rock
114 roots rock
115 country rock
116 rock
117 rap
118 trap music
119 regional mexican
120 regional mexican pop
121 crunk
122 classic rock
123 album rock
124 electronic
125 banda
126 funk rock
127 protopunk
128 big room
129 progressive electro house
130 edm
131 psychedelic rock
132 dirty south rap
133 norteno
134 trap francais
135 art rock
136 post-grunge
137 deep big room
138 electronic trap
139 underground hip hop
140 screamo
141 hip hop
142 electro house
143 modern blues
144 german hip hop
145 moombahton
146 southern rock
147 blues-rock
148 hard rock
149 british blues
150 gangster rap
151 progressive house
152 bass trap
153 brostep
154 electric blues
155 deep german hip hop
156 punk
157 alternative metal
158 east coast hip hop
159 nu metal
160 hardcore hip hop
161 rap rock
162 rap metal
163 west coast rap
164 metalcore
165 g funk
166 metal
167 groove metal
@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.