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