I'm one of those rare types that likes to listen to music while reading -- many find listening to music while reading or writing distracting, but I constantly have to have music on, no matter what I'm doing. I read with it on, I work with it on, I drive with it on, I sleep with it on... Everything I do has a soundtrack.
It is with that in mind that I'm going to make these sorts of entries. After every book I finish, I think I'm going to share with you the albums I listened to that made the novel more enjoyable. Here are the albums I listened to during the reading of Oscar Hijuelos' The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love: