Music can be played in the background, just to make it a bit less quiet while you"re bored, working, or bored while working, or working on your boredom. But you can also put on a headset, plug in your iPod and listen on full focus to what is playing. When you listen the music I like, this can get loud. And I mean LOUD! I am browsing Reverbnation to find music for both purposes. Smooth indie, folk, country, post-rock, math rock and soft pop for the background and post-grunge, hardrock, post-punk, post-hardcore, progressive metal and metalcore for the serious listening. Its a never-ending quest, always finding something new to check out. If you like to help out and send me a message, feel free to do so!