Big bands rock....I enjoy them too. Which is why I'm so mad at Sirius right now....
Music at camp sites is a part peeve. I go camping in part to get away from the noise. If I can't hear you from my camp,site, it's fine but I don't want to listen to it...We are so overstimulated as a society, there is no room left for quiet contemplation. You can't hear yourself think, nor hear God through all the noise. Obviously churches are a great place to find quiet, but spending - day or two there isn't practical.
Last weekend we were near some very rude people...playing music loud enough to drown out the music in the camp site next to them....ugh. Compromise or turn it off...country twang from site A, death metal it site B. They don't mix. But it was still better than rap.
Now, as far as rap and what has become known as R&B....well let's say that beauty is measurable....symmetry, balance and harmony. Now, not everything is designed to be beautiful...and even in beautiful music you can have disharmonies or rhythm that is out of sync with the melody (syncopation) that is used as an emphasis. But these tools are exception, and shouldn't be overused.
I do consider it rap an art, because it certainly evokes an emotional response by use of a medium. But it certainly is lacking in beauty in any measure for the most part (there are some exceptions....) so I will politely pass and let you listen so far as you don't force me too.
So, what's in my playlist? Quiet is my first choice, classical, organ, and sacred are my first choice. After that I like big band, and some bluegrass. After that we start to get into older rock...think 70s...credence Clearwater revival, Gordon lightfoot....folk....the bridge between rock and country.
It's very safe to say nothing that comes out of the music industry for the last 15 to 20 years...
Now, I've got to go....I've got some kids I need to get off my lawn.