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2-Step/British Garage
2 Tone
A
A Cappella
AAA / Adult Album Alternative
  see: Adult Alternative
Acappella
  see: A Cappella
Acid Folk
  see: Psychedelic Folk
Acid House
Acid Jazz
Acid Techno
Acoustic
Acoustic Blues
  also see: Modern Acoustic Blues
Acoustic Rock
  see: Acoustic
Adult Album Alternative
  see: Adult Alternative
Adult Alternative
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Adult Contemporary
  also see: Easy Listening
Adult Contemporary R&B
African Folk
Afro-Beat
Afro-Brazilian
Afro-Cuban Jazz
Afro-Pop
Album Rock
Al Jeel
Alt-Country
Alt-Metal
  see: Alternative Metal
Alt-R&B
  see: Alternative R&B
Alt-Rock
  see: Alternative/Indie Rock
Alternative CCM
Alternative Country
  see: Alt-Country
Alternative Country-Rock
Alternative Dance
Alternative Folk
  also see: Indie Folk
Alternative Hip-Hp
  see: Alternative Rap
Alternative/Indie Rock
Alternative Latin
  see: Latin Alternative
Alternative Metal
Alternative Pop
  see: Indie Pop
Alternative Pop/Rock
Alternative R&B
Alternative Rap
Alternative Rock
  see: Alternative/Indie Rock
  see: Alternative Pop/Rock
  see: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Alternative Singer/Songwriter
AM Pop
Ambient
Ambient Dub
Ambient House
Ambient Techno
American Punk
American Trad Rock
American Underground
Americana
Ameripolitan
Anthem Trance
  see: Uplifting Trance
Anti-Folk
Arabic
Arabic Pop
Arena Rock
Art Pop
Art Punk
Art Rock
Aussie Rock
Avant-Garde
Avant-Garde Jazz
Avant-Garde Metal
Avant-Pop
Avant-Punk
  see: Art Punk
B
Bachata
Baile Funk
Bakersfield Sound
Balearic Beat
Balearic House
  see: Balearic Beat
Balearic Trance
  see: Balearic Beat
Ballads
Bambuco
Banda
Bar Band
Baroque Pop
Based Music
  see: Cloud Rap
Bass House
  see: House
Bass Music
Beach
Beatbox
Bebop
  see: Bop
Big Band
Big Beat
Big Room House
Black Gospel
Black Metal
  see: Death Metal
Black Rock
  see: Psychedelic Soul
Blaxploitation
Blue-Eyed Soul
Bluebeat
Bluegrass-Gospel
Blues-Folk
  see: Folk-Blues
Blues Punk
  see: Punk Blues
Blues Revival
Blues-Rock
Bolero
Boogaloo
Boogie Rock
Boogie-Woogie
Bop
Bossa Nova
Brazilian Jazz
Brazilian Pop
  also see: MPB
Brazilian Rock
Breakbeat
Breaks
  see: Breakbeat
Brill Building Pop
British Beat
  see: Merseybeat
Brit-Pop
  see: Britpop
British Blues
British Folk
British Invasion
British Metal
  also see: New Wave of British Heavy Metal
British Psychedelia
British Punk
British Rap
British Soul
British Trad Rock
Britpop
Bro-country
Brostep
Brown-Eyed Soul
Bubblegum
Bubblegum Pop
  see: Bubblegum
C
Cabaret
Cajun
Cast Recordings
Catalan Rumba
CCM
Cello Metal
Cello Rock
Celtic
Celtic Fusion
Celtic Gospel
Celtic New Age
Celtic Pop
Celtic Punk
Celtic Rock
Ceremonial
Cha-Cha
Chamber Jazz
Chamber Music
Chamber Pop
Champeta
Chanson
Charanga
Chicago Blues
Chicago Soul
Chicano Rock
Children's
Chillout
Chillwave
Chopped & Screwed
Christian Alternative Rock
  see: Alternative CCM
Christian Country
  see: Country Gospel
Christian Hip Hop
  also see: Christian Rap
Christian Metal
Christian Punk
Christian Rap
  also see: Christian Hip Hop
Christian Rock
Christmas
Classical Crossover
Classical Pop
Close Harmony
Cloud Rap
Club/Dance
College Rock
Comedy Rap
Comedy Rock
Concerto
Conjunto
Conscious Hip-Hop
  see: Political Rap
Contemporary Bluegrass
Contemporary Blues
Contemporary Celtic
Contemporary Christian
  see: CCM
Contemporary Country
Contemporary Flamenco
Contemporary Folk
Contemporary Gospel
Contemporary Instrumental
Contemporary Jazz
Contemporary Pop/Rock
Contemporary R&B
Contemporary Reggae
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
Cool
Cool Jazz
  see: Cool
Corrido
  also see: Narcocorrido
Country Blues
Country Folk
Country Gospel
Country Pop
Country-Punk
  see: Cowpunk
Country Rap
  see: Country-Rap
Country Rap
Country Rock
Country Soul
  also see: Southern Soul
Cowboy
Cowpunk
Crossover Jazz
Crossover Thrash
  also see: Punk Metal
Crunk
Cuban Jazz
Cuban Pop
Cumbia
D
Dancehall
Dance Pop
Dance Punk
Dance Rock
Dark Wave
Darkcore
Death Metal
Deep Funk
Deep House
Deep Soul
Delta Blues
Detroit Rock
Detroit Techno
Dirty Dutch
  see: Dutch House
Dirty Rap
Dirty South
Disco
Dixieland
  see: New Orleans Jazz
DJ
Doo Wop
Doom Metal
Downbeat
  also see: Downtempo
Downtempo
  also see: Downbeat
Dream Pop
Drill
Drum and Bass
Dub
Dubstep
Dubstyle
Duranguense
Dutch House
E
Early British Pop/Rock
Early Pop/Rock
Early R&B
East Coast Rap
Easy Listening
  also see: Adult Contemporary
  also see: Orchestral Pop
Electric Blues
Electric Chicago Blues
Electric Country Blues
Electric Delta Blues
Electric Harmonica Blues
Electric Texas Blues
Electro
Electro Hop
Electro House
Electro Industrial
Electro Jazz
  see: Nu Jazz
Electro Pop
Electro Techno
Electroclash
Electrofunk
  see: Funktronica
Electronic
Electronic Hip Hop
  see: Electro Hop
Electronic Pop
  see: Electro Pop
Electronic Rap
  see: Electro Hop
Electronic Rock
  also see: Kraut Rock
  also see: Prog-Rock
  also see: Synth Pop
Electronica
Electronicore
Electro Pop
Electropunk
  see: Synthpunk
Emo
Emo Hip-Hop
  see: Emo Rap
Emo Pop
Emo Rap
Emocore
  see: Emo
Éntekhno
Epic Trance
  see: Uplifting Trance
Ethnic Fusion
Euro Dance
Euro Pop
Experimental
Experimental Ambient
Experimental Electronic
Experimental Hip-Hop
  see: Alternative Rap
Experimental Metal
  see: Avant-Garde Metal
Experimental Pop
Experimental R&B
  see: Alternative R&B
Experimental Rock
Experimental Techno
F
Favela Funk
  see: Baile Funk
Film Music
Film Score
Finger-Picked Guitar
Flamenco
Folk-Blues
Folk-Jazz
Folk-Pop
Folk-Punk
Folk Revival
Folk-Rock
Folktronica
Frat Rock
Freak Folk
  see: Psychedelic Folk
Free Funk
Free Jazz
Freestyle
French House
French Pop
Funk
Funk Carioca
  see: Baile Funk
Funk Metal
Funk Rock
Funktronica
Funky
  see: UK Funky
Funky Breaks
Funky House
Fusion (Jazz)
Future Bass
Future Garage
Future House
Futuresynth
  see: Synthwave
G
Gabber
Gangsta Funk
   see: G-Funk
Gangsta Rap
Garage
Garage Punk
Garage Rap/Grime
Garage Rock
Garage Rock Revival
G-Funk
Girl Group
Glam Metal
  see: Hair Metal
  see: Pop-Metal
Glam Rock
Glitch
Glitter Rock
  see: Glam Rock
Goa Trance
Golden Age (Hip-Hop)
Gospel
  see: Contemporary Gospel
Gospel Choir
Goth Metal
Goth Rock
  see: Gothic Rock
Gothic Metal
  see: Goth Metal
Gothic Rock
Grime
Grindcore
Groove Metal
Grunge
Grupera
  see: Onda Grupera
Guitar Virtuoso
Gypsy
Gypsy Punk
H
Hair Metal
  also see: Pop-Metal
Happy Hardcore
Hard Bop
Hard Dance
Hard Rock
Hard Trance
Hardbass
  see: Hardstyle
Hardcore Hip-Hop
  see: Hardcore Rap
Hardcore Punk
Hardcore Rap
Hardcore Techno
Hardcore Trap
  see: Trap Metal
Hardstyle
Harmonica Blues
Harmony Vocal Group
Heartland Rock
Heavy Metal
Hi-NRG
Hick-Hop
  see: Country Rap
Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop Soul
Hip House
Hipster R&B
  see: Alternative R&B
Holidays
Honky Tonk
Horror Core Rap
  see: Horrorcore
Horrorcore
House
House Rap
  see: Hip House
Human Beatbox
  see: Beatbox
Hymns
I
IDM / Intelligent Dance Music
Indian Classical
Indie Country
  see: Alt-Country
Indie Dance
  see: Alternative Dance
Indie Electronic
Indie Folk
Indie Hip-Hop
  see: Underground Rap
Indie Pop
Indie R&B
  see: Alternative R&B
Indie Rap
  see: Underground Rap
Indie Rock
  also see: Alternative/Indie Rock
Indietronica
  see: Indie Electronic
Industrial
Industrial Dance
Industrial Metal
Industrial Rock
Industrial Trap
  see: Trap Metal
Inspirational
Instrumental Country
Instrumental Gospel
Instrumental Pop
Instrumental Rock
Irish Folk
Italian Pop
J
Jam Bands
Jam Rock
  see: Jam Bands
Jamtronica
  see: Livetronica
Jangle Pop
Jazz Blues
Jazz Funk
Jazz Fusion
  see: Fusion
Jazz House
Jazz Pop
Jazz Rap
Jazz Rock
Jewish Music
Jug Band
Jump Blues
Jump House
  see: Jumpstyle
Jumpstyle
Jungle
  see: Drum and Bass
Junkanoo
K
Klezmer
Kraut Rock
Krautrock
  see: Kraut Rock
L
L.A. Punk
Laïká
Laiko
  see: Laïká
Latin Alternative
Latin CCM
Latin Dance
Latin Folk
Latin Gospel
  see: Latin CCM
Latin Jazz
Latin Pop
Latin Rap
  also see: Reggaeton
Latin Rock
  also see: Rock en Español
Latin Soul
Latin Trap
Left-Field Hip-Hop
Left-Field House
Left-Field Pop
Left-Field Rap
  see: Left-Field Hip-Hop
Livetronica
Lo-Fi
Louisiana Blues
Lounge
Lovers Rock
M
M-Base
Mad Chester
  see: Madchester
Madchester
Mainstream Jazz
Mambo
Mariachi
Mashup
Math Rock
Mbube
Melodic Hardcore
Melodic Trance
  see: Progressive Trance
Memphis Soul
Merengue
Merenhouse
Merseybeat
Metalcore
Mexican Pop
Mezzo-Soprano
Microhouse
Midwest Rap
Minimal House
  see: Microhouse
Minimal Techno
Mod
Modal Music
Modern Acoustic Blues
  also see: Acoustic Blues
Modern Electric Blues
Modern Electric Chicago Blues
Modern Electric Texas Blues
Modern Jazz
  see: Contemporary Jazz
Modern Rock
  see: Alternative/Indie Rock
  see: Alternative Pop/Rock
Moombahcore
Moombahton
Motown
MPB
  also see: Brazilian Pop
Música Popular Brasileira
  see: MPB
Mumble Rap
Musical Theater
Musicals
N
Narcocorrido
  also see: Corrido
Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan
Neo-Bop
Neo-Classical
Neo-Classical Metal
Neo-Electro
Neo-Glam
Neo-Jazz
  see: Nu Jazz
Neo-Prog
Neo-Progressive Rock
  see: Neo-Prog
Neo-Psychedelia
Neo-Soul
Neo-Swing
  see: Retro Swing
Neo-Traditional Folk
Neo-Traditionalist Country
Neoclassical
  see: Neo-Classical
New Acoustic
New Age
New Jack Swing
New Nu Metal
  see: Nu Metalcore
New Orleans Brass Bands
New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans R&B
New Rave
New Romantic
New Traditionalist
New Wave
  also see: New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
New Wave of British Heavy Metal
  also see: British Metal
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
New Weird America
New York Punk
New York Salsa
Newgrass
  see: Progressive Bluegrass
Noise Pop
Noise Punk
  see: Noise Rock
Noise Rock
Norteño
Northern Soul
Novelty
Nu Breaks
Nu Disco
Nu Funk
Nu Gaze
Nu Jazz
Nu Metal
Nu Metal Revival
  see: Nu Metalcore
Nu Metalcore
Nu Skool Breaks
  see: Nu Breaks
O
Obscuro
Old School Hip-Hop
  see: Old-School Rap
Old-School Rap
Old-Time
Old-Timey
  see: Old-Time
Onda Grupera
Opera
Operatic Pop
Orchestral Jazz
Orchestral Pop
  also see: Easy Listening
Original Score
Outlaw Country
Outrun
  see: Synthwave
Oz Rock
  see: Aussie Rock
P
Party Rap
PBR&B
  see: Alternative R&B
Philadelphia Soul
  see: Philly Soul
Philly Soul
Piano Blues
Piano Jazz
Piano Rock
Political Folk
Political Hip-Hop
  see: Political Rap
Political Rap
Political Reggae
Pop
Pop Idol
Pop Latino
  see: Latin Pop
Pop Metal
  also see: Hair Metal
Pop Punk
  see: Punk Pop
Pop Rap
Pop/Rock
Pop Soul
  also see: Blue-Eyed Soul
Popera
see: Operatic Pop
Porro
Post-Bop
Post-Britpop
Post-Disco
Post-Grunge
Post-Hardcore
Post-Industrial
Post-Punk
Post-Punk Revival
  also see: Garage Rock Revival
  also see: New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
Post-Rock
Post-Rock/Experimental
  see: Post-Rock
Power Metal
Power Pop
Powerpop
  see: Power Pop
Praise & Worship
Prog-Rock
Prog-Rock/Art Rock
  see: Prog-Rock
  see: Art Rock
Progressive Bluegrass
Progressive Country
Progressive Electronic
Progressive Folk
Progressive House
Progressive Jazz
Progressive Metal
Progressive Rock
  see: Prog-Rock
Progressive Trance
Proto Punk
Psych Folk
  see: Psychedelic Folk
Psychedelic
Psychedelic Folk
Psychedelic Funk
  see: Psychedelic Soul
Psychedelic Pop
Psychedelic Rock
Psychedelic Soul
Psychedelic Trance
  see: Psytrance
Psychobilly
Psytrance
Pub Rock
Punk
Punk Blues
Punk Metal
  also see: Crossover Thrash
Punk/New Wave
Punk Pop
Punk Revival
Punk Rock
  see: Punk
Q
Quiet Storm
R
Ragecore
  see: Trap Metal
Ragga
Raggamuffin
  see: Ragga
Ranchera
Rap Metal
Rap Rock
Rapcore
  see: Hardcore Punk
Rave
Red Dirt
  also see: Texas Country
Reggae Fusion
Reggae Gospel
Reggae Pop
Reggae Rock
Reggaefusion
  see: Reggae Fusion
Reggaeton
  also see: Latin Rap
Regional Mexican
Rembetika
Rembetiko
  see: Rembetika
Retro Rock
Retro Soul
Retro Swing
Retrowave
  see: Synthwave
Rio Funk
  see: Baile Funk
Rock & Roll
Rock en Español
  also see: Latin Rock
Rockabilly
Rockabilly Revival
Rocksteady
Roots
  see: Roots Reggae
Roots Reggae
Roots Rock
S
Sadcore
Salsa
Samba
Sci Trance
  see: Psytrance
Scream Trap
  see: Trap Metal
Screamo
Shock Rock
Shoegaze
Shoegaze Revival
   see: Nu Gaze
Show Tunes
Singer-Songwriter
  see: Singer/Songwriter
Singer/Songwriter
Ska
Ska Punk
Ska Revival
Skate Rock
  see: Skatepunk
Skatepunk
Skweee
Slide Guitar Blues
Sludge Metal
Smooth Jazz
Smooth Reggae
Smooth Soul
Soca
Soft Rock
Solo Instrumental
Son
Song Parody
Sophisti-Pop
Soprano
Soul
Soul Blues
Soul Jazz
Soundcloud Rap
  see: Mumble Rap
Soundtracks
Southern Gospel
Southern Hip-Hop
  see: Southern Rap
Southern Metal
Southern Rap
Southern Rock
Southern Soul
  also see: Country Soul
Space Rock
Spanish Trap
  see: Latin Trap
Speed Metal
Spoken Word
Stage & Screen
Standards
Stoner Metal
Stoner Rock
  see: Stoner Metal
Straight-Ahead Jazz
Street Punk
String Bands
Sunshine Pop
Surf
Surf Rock
  see: Surf
Swamp Blues
Swedish Pop/Rock
Swing
Swing Revival
  see: Retro Swing
  see: Western Swing Revival
Symphonic Black Metal
Symphonic Metal
Synth Pop
  also see: Electro Pop
Synth Punk
Synthcore
  see: Electronicore
Synthpop
  see: Synth Pop
Synthpunk
  see: Synth Punk
Synthwave
T
Tango
Tech House
Tech Trance
Technical Death Metal
Techno
Technopop
  see: Electro Pop
  see: Synth Pop
Teen Idol
Teen Pop
Tejano
  also see: Tex-Mex
Tenor
Tex-Mex
  also see: Tejano
Texas Blues
Texas Country
  also see: Red Dirt
Third Wave Ska Revival
Thrash Metal
  also see: Crossover Thrash
Timba
Torch Songs
Traditional Bluegrass
Traditional Cajun
Traditional Celtic
Traditional Country
Traditional Folk
Traditional Gospel
Traditional Pop
Trance
Trancecore
  see: Electronicore
Trap
Trap Metal
Trapeton
  see: Latin Trap
Tribal House
Trillwave
  see: Cloud Rap
Trip-Hop
Trop House
  see: Tropical House
Tropical
Tropical House
Tropicalia
Trova
Tulsa Sound
Turntablism
U
UK Funky
UK Garage
UKG
  see: UK Garage
Underground Dance
  see: Alternative Dance
Underground Hip-Hop
  see: Underground Rap
Underground Rap
Uplifting Trance
Uptown Soul
Urban
Urban Contemporary Gospel
  also see: Contemporary Gospel
Urban Cowboy
Urban Gospel
  see: Urban Contemporary Gospel
Urban Folk
V
Vallenato
Vocal Jazz
Vocal Pop
Vocal Trance
Vocalese
W
West Coast Blues
West Coast Rap
Western Swing Revival
White Soul
  see: Blue-Eyed Soul
Witch House
Worldbeat
World Fusion
Z
Zydeco
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