The value of the knife is the sharpness of its blade.
Not how safe it is for kids to use. Not how good it makes you look in the kitchen. Not how intelligent its design aesthetic is. Yes, these things too. But ultimately, the sharpness.
Why do you feel something when you listen to music you love? Does it remind you of how you used to feel, and you’re in love with those memories? Does it make you feel that all is well in the world, despite your challenges? Is it purely functional, a background distraction while you cook or do chores? What do you love more: the lyrics or the composition?
The value of music is its ability to make you feel.
To confuse the ‘sharpness’ of the music with its aesthetic or the status it might lend is to be caught in the trap of liking something because everyone else recommends it.
To own your musical taste demands active listening and brave decision-making.