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What music do you listen to while working/coding?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Erik, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Or do you not listen to any music at all?

    Currently for me it's the Assassin's Creed II soundtrack, although that's getting pretty old quickly. I almost always listen to music while working. It gives the unconscious portion of my brain something to process and if it's a soundtrack it makes my work feel 3x as important. :D

    Then again, it can be distracting sometimes, especially when trying to read something like an article. So, do you listen to any music while working, or do you prefer to keep it quiet? :D

    Spotify is a godsend for stuff like this. I can just hit up any album I feel like and let it stream. Only downside is those annoyingly loud advertisements. :mad:
  2. Sean James

    Sean James Well-Known Member

  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Some listed below are some of the groups I regularly listen to. Whenever I'm working I have to listen to music. A quiet surrounding forces that devs worst nightmare of "staring at the screen" waiting for something to happen. :D
    • RHCP
    • Disturbed
    • SOAD
    • Armin van Buuren
  4. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    With me, it varies. I like pop though.
  5. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Not a ``coder'' here... but when in the studio, usually it's the kiddo's DVD menu music wafting in from the other room, looping endlessly !
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  6. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    My MP3 player hooked up to a small stereo on random, anything from old skool heavy metal to Techno to a bit of Skip Hop to Disco to all sorts of stuff :)
  7. Xowi

    Xowi Member

    Classical during the day hours and jazz for the night shift.
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The tapping sound that my keyboard makes on a cold winter morning.
  9. mlx

    mlx Well-Known Member

    Usually I just turn on MotorFM. Indie radio from Berlin, Germany.
  10. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    The melodiously noise of my fingers hammering the keyboard at the office.
  11. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    Right now, it's Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago and various other soul, R&B and horn bands from the 70's & 80's as I'm currently in a project that covers these bands.
  12. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Anything, so long as it's weeaboo
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  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It matters on how I'm feeling, but I usually listen to rock, or I'll listen to trance.

    I hate you.
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  14. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Art Of Dying (anyone who likes Disturbed, check 'em out - they're touring w/them)
    and... Eminem :p
  15. Steffi

    Steffi Active Member

    All kind of electronic Music. :)
    Hands Up, Dance, House, Hardstyle, Happy Hardcore, Trance, ... :D
  16. chousho

    chousho Well-Known Member

    Dvorak, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Fanta 4, most everything.

    I love music with hidden gems. So of course I loved it when I found out Aphex Twin's [mathematical formula] song featured a face in the spectrogram.
  17. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    some FM ... nothing more :)
  18. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    See above and add

    O Fortuna (Carmina Burana aka "The Omen music") - the family/friends says it's my theme tune hehehe
    Marilyn Manson
    Counting Crows
    Black Crows
    Green Day

    randomly mix in:-

    Adam Ant
    The Kinks
    Led Zep
    Black Sabbath
    Alice Cooper


    Did I say Aerosmith?

    And lots of other randomness inbetween
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  19. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    really easy and light music! :D
  20. Mert

    Mert Well-Known Member

    I mainly listen English Rock , 60's - 70's.

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