I once could not do any homework, reading, or writing unless it was dead silent. Then I went to college and I learned quickly if I didn't make the most of every moment because I was bothered by noise, I would never get anything done. Still, I do not like to read with music in the background- moderate ambient noise is okay. When writing for this blog or for fun I have to listen to low-key music. Anything too bouncy and my mind focuses on the beat (probably because I'm daydreaming about being the best drummer that ever lived!). Here are five songs from my iTunes Music for Writing To playlist.
My Only Swerving by El Ten Eleven
So Long by Guster
North by North by Faded Paper Figures
Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Easier to Lie by Aqualung
Let me know of any music you like to work to. I'm always looking to expand my playlist. :)