I agree with Idan R. It is an artistic tool and it does influence the mood and spirit.
I have a specific genre of music I listen to for each thing I do.
-When I am painting I will play my '80's Rock, New Wave etc.
-When I am bathing I listen to my Pop Latino collection.
-When I am cleaning I listen to Dance music, it pumps me up and makes me feel energized.
-When I cook I like to listen to New Age, Jazz or Soft Rock.
-When I write, its Country.
I know, I know, it may seem crazy to some. Music is a must in my life.