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