Just a simple question - what is music for you?
or even better question: what makes music enjoyable for you?
I know there are universal truths on what defines music, but I think this varies per person too.
Why I ask this question, I often see debates on beatless songs "lacking beats and thus rhythm", and therefore some listeners don't view them as (conventional) songs or music, but some sort of arty sound project.
Similar debates go on metal genres, electronic music (again missing the fact it's not just edm, god!) and weirder subgenres. I've also seen a few people preferring lyrical content over instrumental
Looking forward to your opinions and input :)