One very interesting thing I’ve noticed is much of the year I’ve been listening to mostly metal, both in my own music and Pandora stations. At that time I put a lot into OSR, D&D, and Palladium games writing, reading, and trying to sell game ideas. Lately, past 3 weeks or so, I’ve been on a bit of nWoD and oMage kick with a glance at Mortal Coil. I’ve also been listening to more EBM, second wave Goth, Synthpop, and Futurepop. These gaming styles and musical interests do have strong correlations over time. I have to wonder: why, does one drive the other, do they switch which drives which, or is an external factor more to blame.
So, how does music relate to gaming for you: certain games equate to certain style, artists, or songs? Does what you hear drive what games are on your mind or vice versa?