phred_666 t1_jec6gan wrote

For me it depends. I listen to a lot of foreign artists who sing in a language I don’t speak. In that case, music is #1. I will google translations to get the gist of what they’re singing about, but it isn’t my priority. As far as English language artists, I pretty much listen to both music and lyrics. Some artists, I pay more attention to the music, others I pay more attention to the lyrics. Old school country, I’ll focus more on lyrics. Metal, I’ll focus more on music.