When I work, I find it very hard to concentrate when people are talking. Similarly, listening to music with lyrics is almost as distracting.
5 Types of Music That Increase Your Productivity
Melissa Chu

Being a writer, I couldn’t agree more. On the other hand, my late husband, whose art studio adjoined my office, loved playing his favorite singers as well as audio books as he painted. And yes, the sound spill would regularly drive me bonkers.