TOOOOTAAALLLYYY <3 ~ !I really can't vote on this as both are extremely important to me. I can enjoy a song with good instrumentals but mediocre lyrics, just not love it. Equally I can love the lyrics to a song but if the instrumentals are kinda bland then I lose interest. I need a solid combination of both, generally.
True :3 I can keep listening to soundtrack music for hours xD But it really depends on the mood.Please don't lump lyrics and vocals together. I love vocals; the human voice is one of the most beautiful musical instruments there is. Lyrics, on the other hand, I can do without.
Agree +_+ !!Mostly instruments and the music, but like someone said before, it REALLY depends on the artist/musician/racket makers in question.
What captures me when I listen to songs is the emotion conveyed by the singer's voice RIGHT NOW (present tense, because it really depends on the mood) or how gentle/clear the voice sounds (hey! maybe i dowana listen to a husky voice for instant?!) and the instrumental background music. However, if someone's gona ask me which is more important, the voice or the instruments, i would say the instruments but sometimes the vocals are SO BAD I want them both to be balanced xD
In conclusion, I dont normally care about the lyrics BUT if i become engrossed into the song I can't help but google the lyrics x)