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What music do you listen to while you work?

Kevin Owocki

Joined: Sep 09, 2009
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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

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Pat Farrell

Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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I can't listen to anything if I'm doing serious work. I need dead quiet to get into the flow of nasty bugs.

For simple stuff, some jazz or bluegrass.
Sumit Patil
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1. Trance
2. Techno
3. Rock

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Maulin Vasavada
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I never worked while listening to music. Although, during my masters I learned to keep headphones on to make people think I am not listening to their questions

More I worked like that more I got used to work w/o music.

May be I developed working with focus amidst other noise around in my school. Everytime during my school exams there used to be some festival and loud speakers blaring.

Monu Tripathi

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I am not allowed to!

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Nishan Patel
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Monu Tripathi wrote:I am not allowed to!

Why not ..? It is good to work with Music...

I preferred Music by RAHMAN

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Monu Tripathi

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Music is for the mind; ears still hear the noise ...
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Jesper de Jong
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I don't listen to any music, because it would be distracting and I'm in an office with colleagues where we can't just put on music.

I do have two CDs from Tord Gustavsen with very nice and quiet piano music, which I sometimes put on when I'm at home, and it doesn't distract me too much when I'm writing code at home.

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marc weber

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I like low-level noise. Seriously, I do my best work in coffee shops, with all the noise of grinders, frothing milk, customer chatter, roasters, etc.

Music is tricky. Minimal ambient sometimes works for me (Pole, As Lonely As Dave Bowman, Boards of Canada, Nils Petter Molvaer, 9 Lazy 9...).

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Pat Farrell

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How do the answers posted here compare to the ones you got when you asked the exact same question over on DevShed?
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I'm in the "likes quiet" column, too.

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Mike Simmons
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My needs in this area depend on many things, but mostly: the nature of my task, my environment, and my mood. If my current task requires some concentration, then silence is best. Or maybe classical, or jazz. Possibly newage, but only the good stuff. But it I'm in a bad mood, or my environment contains an obnoxious co-worker who WILL NOT SHUT UP about whatever random thoughts enter his mind (this has been a significant problem of late, feeding into the aforementioned bad mood) then some sort of music becomes imperative. With closed-design headphones. And if I'm in a bad mood for any other reason, then adding some music does improve my productivity for most tasks. Plus it reduces my need to kill my obnoxious co-worker in the most grisly manner possible. Because that might negatively affect my annual bonus, after all.

Sadly, much of my time lately seems to be spent fighting boredom while waiting for overly-long tests to complete. In such cases, loud, energetic rock is often a good cure.

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I listen to music, when I am doing routine, manual, tasks like cleaning around the house, errands, driving, etc. And when I do, I prefer club/dance/DJ music...

One of my favorite numbers...

DJ Trashy - Listen to the Rain

Chris Creed
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Pat Farrell wrote:How do the answers posted here compare to the ones you got when you asked the exact same question over on DevShed?

I was wondering where I had seen this topic before recently.

To answer the question, usually either metal or celtic. Usually hop into work and throw on a CD series. For example today was the discography of In Flames.
Ankit Garg

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I used to listen to music in my previous company, but my colleagues were not happy with it because they kept calling me and I couldn't hear ...

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