I seem to go through phases when it comes to music and writing. Sometimes I just need it to be quiet, and other times I must have music, preferably something that flows with what I'm writing - but not necessarily. For example, I was just listening to 'Mr. Hurricane' by Beast and before that it was 'Gypsy' by Suzanne Vega. The former is an NPR song of the day (a great way to hear new music) while the latter is from a cd I have, Retrospective. It's one of my favs to listen to while writing, like Mozart's Requiem, Coldplay's Rush of Blood to the Head, Great Northern's Remind me where the Light is, and old 97s drag it up, to name a few. There's lots more music I like to write by, but those are in my current playlist.
what's in yours?