I'm in an art class and the teacher appreciates it when people bring in music to listen to while we make an art. I've found that certain types of music are widely received as good listening and others weren't so good (for some reason).

Examples of albums that worked:

There aren't really any correlations between all of these albums besides the fact that they're all fairly easy listens or make good ambiance.

Do we have any people here who play music for an audience [(an audience which is not using ecstasy or in a club)] often? Which albums do you find "work"?