In recent years I have focused more on the lyrics in music, in combination with the music. Sometimes you can find music you may like, or think you like - but if you look at the lyrics and don't resonate with the message, then you shouldn't be into it.
For the following list, I have not reviewed all of the lyrics, but it is something I am more aware of with music I listen to in the last few years. I have found some music I used to like, but then once I understood the lyrics I stopped listening to it.
Sometimes music can make a good difference to a person's life.
The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
Michael W Smith - II
Bel Canto - Birds of Passage
REM - Reckoning
Amy Grant - Lead Me On
Leslie Phillips - Beyond Saturday Night