My reasoning was if I listened to something without words, I'd be able to concentrate more on my notes. According to this flawless logic, I would ace the exam.
Tortoise makes some of the most interesting, innovative, intricate music out there today (hooray for alliteration!). Definitely hard to concentrate on anything else while listening to them.
Hopefully, one day I'll find the time to write a proper blog about them. Until then, here's a song:
If you ever have the chance to see them live, do yourself a favour and go!