Music to listen to while reading

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  1. popoffka
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    Hello everybody.
    Well, I've suddenly noticed that when I try to read a book, it's pretty ease to distract me.
    Almost any noise or voice easily distracts me.
    Can anybody suggest me some simple and quiet music that'll help me with that?
     
  2. Vulpes Abnocto

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    well this is a really odd request.
    I can't listen to music and read at the same time. Not if I want to actually absorb the material, anyway.

    Maybe this will suit your needs:

     
  3. Potticus

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    I actually have the ability to listen to music and read, but there is consequences...

    For instance I was reading S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and listening to The Killers and now every time I hear Spaceman I start thinking of that book....

    Although it may sound weird slow jazz with no words or something along that lines could be good.
     
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    The Cocteau Twins?

     
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  6. Lubbo

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    same with me most things distract me, if i listen to music while reading i tend to re-read what i have just read because i forgot what happened [​IMG]
     
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    Merzbow. Definitely Merzbow.

     
  8. popoffka
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    Well, somebody on Russian imageboard recommended Ergo Proxy OST, and it's really good - it mutes almost all other sounds while not distracting from reading.
     
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    Puscifer- C is for (Please insert sophomoric genitalia reference here)
     
  10. Digeman

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    This is an awesome song to listen to or have in the backround while doing something more relaxing.

     
  11. wrettcaughn

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    i like listening to music that fits whatever i'm reading. lyrics tend to distract me though

     
  12. _Chaz_

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    Any of the classic piano sonatas will fit really well.

    (Beethoven, Bach, etc.)
     
  13. George Dawes

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    Ambient, Dark-Ambient/Powerdrone, Easy-Listening, Chill-Out or Soul would probably be the easiest if you are distracted easily.
     
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