I can't go a day without listening to music & every day I make it a plan to Listen to a new album. What is your favourite Artist to listen to while you work?
http://myfaves.fm – I recently launched myfaves which compiles a playlist of all your favorite tracks on hypem, exfm, and soundcloud. It's built to provide a playlist of stuff you like, to avoid listening to tracks that are a "miss".
Never heard of ex.fm but liking it so far, thanks for the suggestion!
I almost ALWAYS have http://coffitivity.com/ playing in the background, layered behind some tunes makes for an awesome work session.
dude this is awesome. thanks for the link!
Boards of Canada, Flying Lotus, Tortoise, The Caretaker
Explosions in the Sky
Mostly, I listen to rock/metal to kickstart my mood for working, then progress to more calmer, ambient music when I'm concentrating. More often than not, though, I'll find myself sitting there with my headphones still on, having listened to nothing but silence because the album I was listening to finished 3 hours previously.
This could have been written by me. Both according to the music genre and the silence. I have my headphones on all day long, but I'd say 75% of the time there's no music on. It has become a habit to always put them on, and as Phil wrote, usually I just forget about the album coming to an end.
And I must say that having a "proper" pair of headphones has made a big difference for me. Two years ago I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 25-1 II, probably the best money I've ever spent.
Here's an Rdio playlist that I made just for work. http://rd.io/x/QVtwqjNxRqI/
It's mostly instrumental progressive stuff, rock metal and ambient.
I was expecting to see this plastered everywhere. Hector does a great job with this site.
Lots of Pretty Lights lately. https://soundcloud.com/prettylights
And of course, lots of Daft Punk ;)
Majestic Casual - http://www.youtube.com/user/majesticcasual
Big fan of: - Flume(https://play.spotify.com/album/21m7s6qWpksbj6l08OM7Pu), - Moderat (https://play.spotify.com/album/1FAgdEJ056QYPVEP755mE3) - Bonobo (https://play.spotify.com/album/5m1RkwKeU7MV0Ni6PH2lPy) - AlunaGeorge (https://play.spotify.com/artist/2VAnyOxzJuSAj7XIuEOT38)
And this playlist "Pixel pushers" created by a friend of mine is just amazing: https://play.spotify.com/user/hiddevdploeg/playlist/66wt6jvWYjZgsyLXzILBfX
Hope you like it and thanks everybody for the great tips here!
Lots of Dustin O’Halloran — http://rd.io/x/QMGWLfJr/
Above & Beyond Group Therapy podcast (trance) Tiesto's Club Life podcast and misc stuff on hype.com popular but it's hit or miss so I often have to flip back to it to switch tabs.
Some great jazz for when you're in the zone: E.S.T http://rd.io/x/QVsJyCJcLoY/
Cajmere, bc its time for the perculator
Each Tuesday I start at the top of the new releases on Rdio and make my through the albums. I listen as long as I can stand for each one.
I do it because I love finding new artists or songs that I dig and because it often just ends up as background noise.
Classical, metal, ambient, gangsta rap, big band, reggae, the list goes on. It's interesting to see how the different moods affect your choices.
Jimmy Eat World Station on Pandora haha. Perfectly talord to my liking, I also use 8tracks.com love that for discovering new stuff while i work, or just hearing pretty solid playlist from people
House and metal music
I find myself listening to a lot of more upbeat alt-tunes helps me out a bit: http://www.rdio.com/people/Shoard/playlists/2731389/Alt/
Also Trent Walton has a great playlist as well: http://www.rdio.com/people/TrentWalton/playlists/364033/Concentrate/
Patric Bateman's Playlist http://t.co/s06qJy1pRR
Man, it's all over the place. Depends on the work and my mood. If I'm coding, I've found lately that Muse (especially the HAARP album) or anything by Metric keeps me in a good groove. If I'm writing, it's usually late baroque; no lyrics, helps me stay focused. If designing, then rock/electronic with groove and a little energy like Caribou, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Four Tet, newer Radiohead, etc. If I need to mix it up, I let the pendulum swing: metal, bluegrass, folk/trad (esp. French Canadian; Les Charbonniers de l'Enfer, Le Vent du Nord)... Jimmy Smith shows up a lot.
Awesome question. :)
Caribou is really really cool. Thanks for the <3.
The Glitch Mob, Blackmill
Blackmill radio on Pandora is fantastic.
the past few days i've had this on repeat: http://www.npr.org/2013/07/03/198451531/first-listen-mayer-hawthorne-where-does-this-door-go
Love Mayer. He's fantastic.
if you're into rap, Run the Jewels. http://foolsgoldrecs.com/runthejewels/
Very cool Terrance. Do you like bands like - Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing & DIIV ?
I've never listened to them before now, but Beach Fossils sounds a bit like Mogwai + vocals if it was made 20 years ago.
I haven't heard of Mogwai, I will do tomorrow though. Exciting :)
I recommend 'The Sun Smells Too Loud' from the album 'The Hawk Is Howling'
I'm always checking out http://pitchfork.com/advance/ Then depending on what I'm doing I 'll choose the appropriate album. Design work for me requires no lyrics, so that's what I tend to go for. Ambient, Film Scores and Minus Podcast usually also do the trick.
I've been trying to add on to this playlist http://www.rdio.com/people/edgarvargasss/playlists/4275730/Música/
Also a mix of Hip Hop and Metal
I built www.noonpacific.com with workday music in mind, so I would appreciate any feedback on it. It's a curated weekly playlist from the top blogs and sent to your inbox every Monday.
BBC Radio Essential Mixes
They're two hours long each and feature some great deejaying.
I have these recently released albums on repeat:
Born Sinner by J Cole Yeezus by Kanye West The Gifted by Wale
Lots of metal. The heaviest metal I can find when I have to deal with Internet Explorer.
Classixxx, Sebastien Tellier, Danny Brown, and JAY Z MAGNA CARTA now
OSTs are the way to go. No lyrics, just awesome and epics instrumentals, sometimes slow and smooth, sometimes fast and agressive.
A good example would be "Thomas was alone" OST, it's really good ! http://rd.io/x/QU5fJiJ-GaI/
Here's my Spotify playlist: http://play.spotify.com/user/1221824223/playlist/0sxi2HX90qwdwvgcytvisI
It's mostly electronic music, with a bit of variance. Not just for work, I listen to it whenever I can.
Just a tip. If you have really borring Mac-Op work to do. Put on "LCD Sound System", it will make your day from a 2 to a 10 :)
Extremely minimal yet awesome:
- Yuichiro Fujimoto
This is super good !!!!!
No particular artist mostly: http://www.awdio.com/colette
Massive Attack, Emancipator, Radiohead. If I'm writing, Sigur Ros, since their lyrics don't confuse my brain with words I actually know.
Jazz, IDM and ambient mostly, anything that lots of lyrics tends to distract me and gets me out my flow.