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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 r&b
10 indie anthem-folk
11 talent show
12 neo mellow
13 canadian pop
14 boy band
15 latin pop
16 urban contemporary
17 hip pop
18 indie poptimism
19 neo soul
20 worship
21 new jack swing
22 ccm
23 christian music
24 folk-pop
25 deep indie r&b
26 contemporary country
27 vapor soul
28 indie folk
29 modern country rock
30 pop reggaeton
31 country road
32 focus
33 latin
34 indie r&b
35 piano rock
36 swedish idol pop
37 christian alternative rock
38 spanish pop
39 country
40 quiet storm
41 chamber pop
42 pop rock
43 shimmer pop
44 stomp and holler
45 europop
46 swedish pop
47 metropopolis
48 mpb
49 vegas indie
50 indie pop
51 indietronica
52 deep funk carioca
53 cantautor
54 tropical
55 new americana
56 deep pop edm
57 reggaeton
58 escape room
59 pixie
60 soul
61 freak folk
62 motown
63 new wave pop
64 brill building pop
65 adult standards
66 francoton
67 chillwave
68 tropical house
69 indie rock
70 synthpop
71 rock en espanol
72 vocal jazz
73 disco
74 funk
75 alternative dance
76 permanent wave
77 latin alternative
78 folk
79 new rave
80 singer-songwriter
81 soft rock
82 deep tropical house
83 dwn trap
84 memphis soul
85 reggaeton flow
86 noise pop
87 rock-and-roll
88 argentine rock
89 mellow gold
90 pop rap
91 classic funk rock
92 soundtrack
93 grupera
94 neo-psychedelic
95 lo-fi
96 dream pop
97 ranchera
98 dance rock
99 new romantic
100 pop punk
101 redneck
102 folk rock
103 latin hip hop
104 new wave
105 emo
106 dance-punk
107 alternative rock
108 trap latino
109 jazz blues
110 soul blues
111 southern hip hop
112 house
113 garage rock
114 trap music
115 country rock
116 roots rock
117 rap
118 rock
119 crunk
120 regional mexican
121 regional mexican pop
122 classic rock
123 electronic
124 funk rock
125 album rock
126 protopunk
127 banda
128 big room
129 edm
130 progressive electro house
131 norteno
132 dirty south rap
133 psychedelic rock
134 trap francais
135 art rock
136 deep big room
137 post-grunge
138 electronic trap
139 underground hip hop
140 electro house
141 screamo
142 hip hop
143 moombahton
144 modern blues
145 german hip hop
146 southern rock
147 hard rock
148 british blues
149 blues-rock
150 gangster rap
151 bass trap
152 brostep
153 progressive house
154 electric blues
155 punk
156 deep german hip hop
157 glam metal
158 east coast hip hop
159 alternative metal
160 nu metal
161 detroit hip hop
162 hardcore hip hop
163 rap rock
164 rap metal
165 west coast rap
166 g funk
167 metalcore
168 metal
169 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.