I don't come to /mu/ often, but I like music. Whenever I hear somebody claim that lyrics are the most important part of music, I immediately dismiss them as an asshole who doesn't actually like music. So, I'm curious about /mu/'s opinion on this...How important are lyrics to music?
Its why I don't relate to my friends who are into pop punk
it seems like they really connect to lyrics and thats what they get from it.
But for me unless you a fucking poet like Dylan or something then I don't care too much about lyrics. They should serve the music not the other way around
That's a reasonable reaction, it usually just means they don't listen to much outside of garden-variety pop/rock stuff.
Lyrics can be a really important part of music (e.g. Bob Dylan wouldn't make any sense without the lyrics), but it totally depends on the style.
I'd vehemently disagree that they're the most important for sure, but they can definitely make or break an album. It also depends greatly on the type of music in question. If you're doing a really stripped down, folky, singer-songwriter king of thing, and your lyrics suck; you're up shit creek without a paddle,