Do you like to listen to music when you read? Or do you need silence? I used to listen to all kinds of music as I read, basically whatever I was into at the time. It didn't matter, so I could be listening to electronic or heavy metal or rock or whatever. But these days I like to listen to instrumental or more soothing stuff. And lately I've been listening to a lot of Dead Can Dance when I read. It was an unexpectedly good soundtrack when I was reading Legend a short while ago. Sometimes, the music and the scene are really in sync, and it makes the experience even more intense. I'm fine reading without music too, but I definitely like to listen to something. And do you have any specific music you like to listen to when reading sf (or fantasy)?