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Rock music genres

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This list has 58 sub-lists and 46 members. See also Rock music, Musical subgenres by genre
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Heavy metal music
Heavy metal music 15 L, 15 T
Funk rock
Funk rock 4 L, 19 T
Glam rock
Glam rock 5 L, 34 T
Rock en Español
Rock en Español 3 L, 29 T
Power pop
Power pop 3 L, 6 T
Psychedelic rock
Psychedelic rock 7 L, 32 T
Rockabilly
Rockabilly 6 L, 19 T
Rap rock
Rap rock 7 L, 5 T
Folk rock
Folk rock 8 L, 8 T
Punk rock
Punk rock 10 L, 28 T
New wave music
New wave music 12 L, 30 T
Celtic rock music
Celtic rock music 4 L, 42 T
Space rock
Space rock 4 L, 72 T
Swamp rock
Swamp rock 6 L, 34 T
Hard rock
Hard rock 5 L, 8 T
Christian rock
Christian rock 6 L, 16 T
Psychobilly
Psychobilly 3 L, 3 T
Progressive rock
Progressive rock 9 L, 24 T
Surf music
Surf music 6 L, 14 T
Country rock
Country rock 4 L, 2 T
Garage rock
Garage rock 5 L, 32 T
Krautrock
Krautrock 3 L, 69 T
Art rock
Art rock 3 L, 11 T
Dance-rock
Dance-rock 3 L, 1 T
Comedy rock
Comedy rock 3 L, 40 T
Pop rock
Pop rock 5 L, 9 T
Post-rock
Post-rock 5 L, 3 T
Blues rock
Blues rock 4 L, 3 T
Rock and roll
Rock and roll 7 L, 17 T
Electronic rock
Electronic rock 4 L, 4 T
Death rock
Death rock 3 L, 1 T
Reggae rock
Reggae rock 4 L, 1 T
Soft rock
Soft rock 4 L, 5 T
Symphonic rock
Symphonic rock 3 L, 34 T
Synth rock
Synth rock 1 L, 4 T
Punk rock genres
Punk rock genres 34 L, 50 T
Chicano rock
Chicano rock 3 L, 2 T
Baroque pop
Baroque pop 3 L, 4 T
Proto-punk
Proto-punk 4 L, 3 T
Noise rock
Noise rock 2 L, 1 T
Beat music
Beat music 4 L, 3 T
Acid rock
Acid rock 3 L, 1 T
Jazz-rock
Jazz-rock 2 L, 1 T
Southern rock
Southern rock 6 L, 1 T
  • Heavy metal music
    Heavy metal music Genre of rock music
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    Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
  • Rock music
    Rock music Popular music genre
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    Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
  • Pub rock
    Pub rock Band
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    Pub rock was a rock music genre that developed in the mid 1970s in the United Kingdom. A back-to-basics movement, pub rock was a reaction against progressive and glam rock. Although short-lived, pub rock was notable for rejecting stadium venues and for returning live rock to the small pubs and clubs of its early years. It was the catalyst for the British punk rock scene.
  • Jazz fusion
    Jazz fusion Topic
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    Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a music genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined jazz harmony and improvisation with rock music, funk, and rhythm and blues. Electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards that were popular in rock and roll started to be used by jazz musicians, particularly those who had grown up listening to rock and roll.
  • New wave music
    New wave music 1970s music genre
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    New wave is a genre encompassing numerous rock or pop-oriented music styles popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from traditional blues and rock and roll sounds to create pop and rock music that incorporated disco, mod and electronic music. Initially, new wave was similar to punk rock, but it became a distinct genre. It engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop.
  • Hard rock
    Hard rock Music genre
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    Hard rock, a loosely-defined subgenre of rock music, began in the mid-1960s with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, and drums, often accompanied with keyboards.
  • Desert blues
    Desert blues Topic
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    Tishoumaren (ⵜⵉⵛⵓⵎⴰⵔⴻⵏ in Neo-Tifinagh script) or assouf, internationally known as desert blues, is a style of music from the Sahara region of northern and west Africa. Critics describe the music as a fusion of blues and rock music with Tuareg, Malian or North African music. Various other terms are used to describe it including desert rock, Saharan rock, Takamba, Mali blues, Tuareg rock or simply "guitar music". The style has been pioneered by Tuareg musicians in the Sahara region, particularly in Mali, Niger, Libya, Western Sahara, Algeria, Burkina Faso and others.
  • African heavy metal
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    African heavy metal refers to the heavy metal music scene in Africa, particularly in Eastern African countries such as Kenya) and Uganda, Western African (such as Gabon, Nigeria, Cameroon, etc) and Southern African countries including Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. It also extends into North African nations such as Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, although bands in the North African region associate themselves more closely with the MENA region in terms of cultural and social consistencies. In South Africa, particular regional scenes are found in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. There is also emerging scenes in Gabon, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Ghana and Togo with Iron Sliver, 1 Last Autograph, Krad, Dark Suburb and Arka'n leading their respective scenes.
  • Rock music of West Bengal
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    Rock music of West Bengal originated in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The first known Bengali rock band, and India's first rock band, was Moheener Ghoraguli. In modern times, in this type of music distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, and drums are used, sometimes accompanied with pianos and keyboards. In early times the instruments used in modern times were also accompanied by saxophone, flute, violin and bass violin.
  • Chicano rock
    Chicano rock Topic
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    Chicano rock is rock music performed by Mexican American (Chicano) groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture. Chicano Rock, to a great extent, does not refer to any single style or approach. Some of these groups do not sing in Spanish at all, or use many specific Latin instruments or sounds. The subgenre is defined by the ethnicity of its performers, and as a result covers a wide range of approaches.
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