i never study without music!!
I put on the radio station on the TV and turn it off if i don't like the song. It can be very distracting when they talk or the news is on. Probably an uninterupted CD is better. And I find it better if its very quiet. I get bored if there is no music, and i'd probably just stop revising.
I listened to the donnie darko album when i was revising, but had it on low, there was alot of piano music on it and i found that it calmed my nerves....
classical. or just anything that i know i'll get up to. i.e. if you play senior junior will you concentrate?!?!
anyhows, remember "test the nation" people who listned to classical music scored higher IQs, so it must mean something!