A man without eyes tries to get the best out of his ears. He has a greater acoustic sensibility than others. He is thus able to use music as a way of communicating, his barrier between language and music is thin. I am sure that what you perceive as strong music is a masterful interveawing between aesthetic and intellectual. In another way put, it is a concise message wrapped in a form of beatuty, that reccurs each time you listen to the piece of music.
Yet I am sure that nowadays music, although it isn't hedonistic it can give only pleasure. In order to make the music an intermediate between the creator and the listener, it must be theoretised. Thus the music loses it's general human character, but gains an intellectual capacity that is accesible only to a limited quantity of people - those who have studied it. Both natural music or aesthetic, broad speaking, however you like to call it and intellectual music, are inferior arts. The only superior arts are literature and painting and that is conditioned by our empiric anatomy.