The title says it all, folks! The science doesn’t seem to support a consensus, and it looks like it kind of comes down to “it depends on the person”, but what’s your take? Personally, I find pretty much any music distracting, and only listen to it during a long review session if I find myself getting bored.
This youtube radio stream is one of my favourite things on the internet, and based on this blog post (always take blog posts with a big grain of salt), it’s the right kind of music to be listening to, because
it seems to be the case that music that puts you in a good mood and that is not interrupting because of rapid changes in tempi can be beneficial while studying.
If I could go back to my university-days self, I would slap myself upside the head for thinking I needed upbeat music to study/focus.