Music can take my mind off everyday worries like the stress of current politics. I found this wonderful interpretation of a Mozart piano concerto: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM8CFR01KwQ She's such an amazing pianist, completely absorbed in the music, I was in tears. What music puts you into another world?
I'm a total philistine, so if I play music at all (once a year if that) it's the old favourites such as Pavarotti's 'Nessun Dorma' and 'In the Depths of the Temple' from the Pearl Fishers and some Bach Cello pieces.
But in general music just annoys the heck out of me so I try to avoid it whenever possible - not easy when it's everywhere, even in the supermarket.