I can put on any kind of music when I write. I have a very eclectic taste and I like a wide variety of music. But it doesn’t matter what kind I put on while I write because when I am immersed in my work I don’t really hear the music. It is background to the thoughts running around inside my head that I am trying to get on paper.
Although I suppose that if I stop for a moment, I could say that somehow that music may have some influence on what I write. If it is happy music perhaps I write happier words. If it is melancholy music I might be writing something more thoughtful. And how about classical music for a wordier paper; using more profundity while Stravinsky is playing? Even though I don’t actually hear the music doesn’t it infuse my thinking on some deeper level?