Yes, I do listen to music once in a while when I'm working. It's my way of tuning out unwanted noise, and also my way of extracting inspiration and creativity when I'm running out of it. I really think it aids our brain function specially when we're working on something. However, too much of it may cause social disconnection like if we're in the office working with other people. So I guess having the right balance would always be the best.:)
I've always got music playing whether I'm working or not. Generally I'm listening to anything Americana or Alt-Country but I've got a wide variety of tastes. Some of the bands I listen to most are Hellbound Glory, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Levon Helm, Elliot Brood and actually quite a few more.
I have some playlists of different genres on Grooveshark.com if anyone wants to check them out. http://grooveshark.com/#/ericweiand/music/playlists
I also tend to spend a lot of time on turntable.fm since I'm always up for some good music discovery. If you check out turntable.fm I can usually be found in a couple of rooms by the screen name of Tubby.
The Prodigy or Coldplay.................i know its one extreme to another, but its the kind of music that helps me focus!
Yes... Slow Music can inspire when working cos it work for me.
always, queens of the stone age, linkin park, filter at the moment, changes quite often.
I love my Pandora's stations. My Stations keeps growing.
I realized that when I need to write or read carefully I can not listen to music but when designing I can not listen to it.