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