Usually when I’m working, I listen to music that’s more upbeat to keep me going: Animal Collective, Art of Noise, Black Bear, Bombay Bicycle Club, Born Ruffians, The Dirty Projectors, Jay Jay Pistolet, Local Natives, The Lumineers, M. Ward, The Maccabees, Magic Numbers, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Phoenix, Pomegranates, The Shins, Stornoway, Strange Talk, Tune-yards, Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen, The Wombats, etc.
When I have downtime or am doing something more, I suppose, laid back such as writing letters, replying to e-mails, etc. I listen to all of the above quietly or I listen to: A.A. Bondy, The Album Leaf, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Daughter, The Decemberists, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Helios, Lauren Elle/Moral Circus, Lykke Li, Page France, Sleeping at Last, Stars, Sufjan Stevens, Ugly Casanova, Warpaint, Wilco, etc.
The list goes on and on and on and on. But it’s kind of separated. I also frequently listen to mixed CD’s pen pals have made me or outgoing mixed CD’s that I make others.