The amount of music that I have been listening to has been amazing. When you are listening to music that came out before you were born it puts you in a different mindset. The rhythm and tempos are unbelievably great. Also I learned that the music puts you in a good mood.
Not saying that music from today would not be able to do the same. Simply saying everything that I have listened to I have enjoyed. Even the album that was a bit hard to listen to because I had previously been listening to another Jazz album on the list and make the transition was a bit difficult.
A few of my favorites have been Elvis, Little Richard, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane to name a few. If you are in need of finding new music to listen to while designing or whenever definitely check out albums from the list.