I’m curious whether my fellow bibliobloggers tend to listen to music while doing research, and if so, what type. I’m generally too distracted to read or write while listening to music with lyrics, but I often listen to soundtracks or classical guitar music (though some days I can’t even concentrate with that). But when I am typing in edits I prefer something upbeat, with or without lyrics (I usually edit on paper, then type the changes in–not very environmentally friendly, I know, but I work much better that way).
So what about you? Do you need complete silence to concentrate, or do you try and drown out your surroundings with hard rock? Does classical music soothe your mind or put you to sleep?