I joined my current company about a year ago. At the time, I was happy to get the job and did not mind the office culture even though a lot of the conversations seemed unprofessional to be had in an office, on working hours. I don't mind the occasional work rant which is nearly impossible to avoid or participate in, or even gossip although I try my hardest to not be involved in or contribute to.
The problem is, since recently, my team works mostly unsupervised and the occasional rant and gossip has become an every day type thing, where there appears to be something or someone to complain about or mock. It does not necessarily affect the work I do but it does affect how I feel about being in that office, I no longer look forward to my day. I try using headphones to muffle out the noise but I can't do that all the time, my job requires me to stay aware of my surroundings.
Can I say something about it to my team (perhaps to tone down the workplace negativity) or my supervisor as it is unprofessional behavior and it does affect the energy of the office and ultimately mine?