That was the question asked by PBS’ Idea Channel. Some people think dubstep is just noisy, repetitive drivel (for shame!) but if you really think about it, a lot of musical styles throughout history have experienced the exact same criticism.
Music is subjective and as our culture evolves, so does the music we find appealing. Over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have led to mainstream fans being obsessed with people like Skrillex. So instead of being all stuffy and rejecting dubstep as a genre, consider it a form of avant garde music. In ten years time, it’s going to be the norm and some other new fangled style of music will go through the ringer.
Luckily, the dude in this video explains it a lot better than me. Check it out above.