This isn't an easy question for me.
I enjoy instrumental music, often feeling that a singer is superfluous to a good tune and I like my music to be 'tuneful' with clever harmonies. I enjoy classical music from the 'Great' composers. Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi and Haydn among my favourites. I'm not an opera fan for the reason above, great tunes ruined by some fat bird shouting
. Now when I'm in the right mood I can enjoy some of the great Rock groups. The Rolling Stones and Queen are great and, yes, I know they sing.
Are The Wurzels Country and Western? Whatever, they're real 'party down the pub' stuff as are some of the old 60's groups from my youth.
I HATE RAP!:x
I think my all time favourites are 'Sky' with the great John Williams. They play such a variety of music, from their lovely adaptations of classical pieces to the lovely gentle humour of Tuba Smarties with Herbie Flowers and original compositions like Westway, every thing they did was masterful and beautiful.