What’s with the Muzak?

It may just be the nascent curmudgeon in me, but I really can’t bear this trend where many photographers feel compelled to greet you with music when you arrive on their website. If that’s not bad enough, the music is almost always either some kind of schmaltzy guitar/piano rambling (mostly the women photogs) OR endlessly looped techno/electronica/industrial glop (the men).

Whatever happened to just letting a photograph “speak” for itself? I understand that websites are an integral part of of a marketing program but is music really necessary?