i have to say in most cases the favorites on my playlist is - silence. although i do appreciate some car horns honking on occasion outside the window to stir it up a bit. and i like when the evangelical church in the lot behind my apartment really gets into their worship through song the whole neighborhood can hear.
I listen to less now than before, the intensity of my work(or my small brain) gets easily distracted as I get into the music fabric. When I need a break I look to Canada's Radio. CBC Radio 3 online of 20,000+ original bands and create my own playlist for the week, I go into another world of creativity that feeds my soul. I can endure extreme bouts of opera and short bursts of heavy rock, but I usually can't endure much popular chart music its often feels contrived or is repeated too often, the industry standards for recording/songwriting packaging also wear me down and I have to reach for the off button.
I will make the time soon (in my dreams) to stream more internet radio from other distant countries. I would love to be a DJ for 3 (my children)
improvised music, electro-acoustic music, classical Indian music, modern classical european music, some jazz. because i also work as a dj so i don't listen to dance music in the art studio. only abstract sounds when i paint!