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