I get a lot of inspiration from music but I don't like it too distracting so I listens to Tangerine Dream, Lemon Jelly, and bits of Tormi's soundtrack by MrPineapple. Or just put the PSP internet radio thingy on and play Ambience for coding and Jpop for art. I don't even know what they're singing!
Most often I listen to my "4 stars and above" start playlist in iTunes. (Yeah, I'm one of those iTunes music organisation freaks.. but it has its advantages!) Mostly that list consists of instrumental music of some description; game music, electronic, jazz and classical.
James, you might also like Felix Laband and xerxes. (Electronic/Ambient)
I listen to my recently added playlist in iTunes usually... That or some beat heavy dance/electronic stuff - Ain't got much ambient really... I guess Soundtrack To A Vacant Life - The Flashbulb and This Binary Universe - BT count as that though.
Really varies on what I'm doing! Hard work -> less distracting music.
The Divine Comedy - Tonight we fly
Mika - Relax
Doctor Who - All the strange strange creatures
Lemon Jelly - Come down on me
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Ultravox - The voice
KT Tunstal - Suddenly I see
Queen - Don't stop me now
Chumbawamba - Not the girl I used to be
Billy Joel - Uptown girl
MrPineapple - Hair of the dog biscuit
Daft Punk - Verdis Quo
Billy Joel - We didn't start the fire (best song ever, btw)
imogen heap speeding cars
nelly furtado say it right
victims of love
falling in the black
petshop boys music
ready for the floor by hot chip
love is the drug
shes a man eater
and slipknot no not really lol
when you look around you be very happy that you are alife and that peple love you because you dont know when their going to die and there are lots of peple less fortunite than you who are ding every day in the world and be lucky that you are quiet cleaver so you understand whats going on - James Luke, 2010