What music do you listen to while you work?

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  1. ksowocki macrumors newbie

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    I've been into music lately while working lately. Mostly, I listen to it while I'm coding. For the most part, I listen to ambient or electronic stuff, with no words.

    Funny how it gets you into the 'flow' and helps eliminate distractions. :)

    What all do you guys listen to?

    Here is my list
    - Radiohead
    - Explosions in the sky
    - Album Leaf
    - Lotus
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Really anything works. Sometimes even Young Jeezy.
     
  3. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    During homework that isnt reading, I just recently started liking pandora!
     
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    Definately some Explosions in the Sky. Can't get enough of them. Great band. Oh and Sigur Rós. I listen to Dream Theater or to Liquid Tension Experiment when I'm writing an essay at night. It keeps me awake. :D
     
  6. Nadav macrumors regular

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    Well, during homework I usually listen to Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Flaming Lips, Wilco, etc. But if it is a project, then its most definitely ANIMAL COLLECTIVE.
     
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    It depends on what kind of work.

    Creative stuff, something right brain-y like Enigma or Cretu; Technical work (development) Yanni & Craig Chaquico are good without being intense, Classical helps me think analytically and I also have a playlist solely of epic, bigscreen film themes (Red October, Rocketeer, Gladiator, Pirates, DaVinci Code, etc).

    Working out, though, I need me some AC/DC or otherwise old, heavy stuff. Rap and hip hop give me a headache no matter what the situation.
     
  9. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    At one job I listen to hospital music.
    At the other job it's a siren.
    And I need SILENCE when I'm doing homework.
     
  10. spoon man macrumors 6502a

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    I like something fast or cheerfull to keep me sane...

    Less Than Jake
    Incubus
    Alice In Chains
    Isis
    The Haunted
    Cypress Hill
    N.W.A
    Dr.Dre
    Kreator
    Kingdom Of Sorrow
    Kylesa
    Lamb Of God
    Mad Caddies
    Meshuggah
    My Dying Bride
    The Specials
    Terror
     
  11. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    Mainly the Red Hot Chili Peppers when I'm doing schoolwork. If I'm drawing or doing something for leisure I switch to Daft Punk or any other dance/alternative band... sometimes even The Lonely Island! :p
     
  12. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the mood. I go between old school funk, to 80s, to classical, to light rock (especially when it's a rainy day), to metal to old school R'n'B.

    Lately, I've been concentrating on original songs, followed by another band/group doing a cover of the same song. Currently, one of my (short) playlists has the following:

    Orion (Metallica)
    Orion (Rodrigo Y Gabriela)
    Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
    Kashmir (Bond)
    Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' (Journey)
    Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' (Tyketto)
    Life is a Highway (Tom Cochrane)
    Life is a Highway (Rascal Flatts)
    Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)
    Smooth Criminal (Alien Ant Farm)
    Shining Star (Earth, Wind, & Fire)
    Shining Star (Stryper)
    Brickhouse (Commodores)
    Brickhouse (Rob Zombie)
    Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye)
    Mercy Mercy Me (Robert Palmer)
    Early in the Morning (The Gap Band)
    Early in the Morning (Robert Palmer)
    Easy (Commodores)
    Easy (Faith No More)

    You get the picture.

    BL.
     
  13. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    Depends. Unless I'm wanting to listen to a certain song, it's my "Latest Added" playlist.

    Its sort of funny that one of the the senior members of the hospital just came to my office while I was listening to the new Raekwon CD.
     
  14. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Lol. I have actually listened to all of these bands while working. Post Rock is by far my favorite choice of genre to listen to.
     
  15. Nadav macrumors regular

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    How is the album? Based on my friends reactions, I'm kind of leaning towards not buying it, but I did really like "House of Flying Daggers" which was unexpected, since I did not have high expectations for the track at all.
     
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    Mostly Shpongle and Boards of Canada, sometimes Bonobo.
     
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    I think its pretty damn solid. I'd call it hip-hop album of the year so far. House of Flying Daggers is good along with The New Wu, Kiss the Ring and Catalina. For me, it feels like a throwback CD, classic Wu-Tang.

    I just wish Nas would have made it on the CD...but its still worth the $$$.
     
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    If I'm working on assignments or doing programming I'll listen to classical stuff (Movie scores mainly), or Jazz.

    If I'm just surfing or fooling around I'll just toss iTunes onto library shuffle and listen to just about anything.
     
  20. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Mostly classical/baroque/romantic--Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff etc.

    Sometimes a little Brian Eno or BT's This Binary Universe album. A little Dave Brubeck here and there.
     
  21. Intense macrumors regular

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    this is such a neat post as I get to discover bands that I never knew about from other posters.

    When I am studying or working at uni or at home I like to stream beethoven/chopin type of classical music and a mix of slow and fast ambient to stay focused and eliminate distraction.
     
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    Anything that calms me down, job can get stressful in an instant
     
  23. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Classical, Baroque and Opera


    (..and technology podcasts)
     
  24. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    ANYTHING (and everything) by the Blue Man Group!
     
  25. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    At my day job (at a local hospital in the nutrition dept) I prefer listening to no music. I would rather not relate music i really like to my place of work. Maybe im weird :confused:
     

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