Let me start by saying I detest most forms of music. As a whole, I find songs distracting and irritating. I savor silence; peace and quiet are what I need to be able to get anything done. My PC speakers and phone media volume are always muted. I can tolerate (even grudgingly like) some slow and soothing classic pieces (for ex, "My Heart Will Go On", Titanic) , but I'm never interested in actively seeking them out. All those popular musicians like Taylor Swift, Gaga, Katy Perry (a few names I see being thrown around)... just let me say I cannot name even one song they've sung (might've accidentally heard them, but even if I have I wouldn't have recognized them). And yet, I have come to the surprise realization that I'm not as averse to anisongs, that I might even enjoy them, even when I don't understand the lyrics at all (or perhaps, that is part of the reason I can appreciate them; I'm not sure). As a complete music noob, I cannot really tell how they are different from the popular music nowadays. What is it that sets them apart from the other genres, the reasons they can charm even a self-professed music hater? Are there any others out there who feel the same?