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