What is generally the deciding factor that makes you like, love, or hate music? Meaningful lyrics? Cool sounds? A catchy beat? For me, it's a good melody and good vocals. I'm unsurprisingly picky about music but I'm not extremely picky about any one thing. Basically, it just has to sound nice on my ears. When it comes to lyrics, they can't make a song but they can certainly break a song. A good beat is nice but for me it's entirely supplemental and not what I listen for.