• fsdgerh wrheherfsdgerh wrheher, 3 years ago

    Matt, thanks again so much for being here!

    What kind of music or bands do you enjoy while designing/coding? Do you listen to different stuff depending on what you're doing? I find while designing, listening to hard rock/heavy metal is more my speed but while developing I gravitate towards softer kinds of music...keep me calm I suppose.

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    • Matt D. SmithMatt D. Smith, 3 years ago

      I do love some good heavy metal and hard rock, but the majority of the time I find myself listening to quirky electronic music that I can kind of jam to at a medium to high tempo—whether it's design or code.

      When I'm really trying to be productive, I'll listen to the same song on repeat all-day long for multiple days in a row.

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      • fsdgerh wrheherfsdgerh wrheher, 3 years ago

        Favorite heavy metal/hard rock albums?

        I think my top three are:

        1. Morbid Tales by Celtic Frost
        2. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
        3. Don't Break the Oath by Mercyful Fate

        If I ever find myself scrolling through Spotify aimlessly, I'll often fall onto those as my "get stuff done" tunes.

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        • Matt D. SmithMatt D. Smith, 3 years ago

          I don't know why but I've never been able to name "favorite albums" very well usually just favorite songs or memorable ones from growing up.

          Favorite heavy stuff is probably:

          1. Master of Puppets by Metallica (also love Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, etc.)
          2. Various songs from Dream Theater (In the Name of God is probably my fave)
          3. Hmm, not sure of a third. I'd probably through in any SRV album here, though not metal obviously. He's just so good. =)
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        • Dan Leahy, 3 years ago

          Metallica is my absolute go-to when I have a tight deadline. I highly recommend streaming the live album S&M top to bottom a few times and see how much quality work you pump out. :)

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