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  • # November 21, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Mostly I’m listening to my boss whine about why I haven’t finished yet. :)

    # November 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Depends on the project but i find [Tycho](https://www.merchline.com/iso50/categorydisplay.5340.c.htm “”) is suitable for any situation.

    # November 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Dang, i wish i could @* you all, you guys are adding some great stuff.

    @pmac627 : Yes! I totally can see some of the people i work with playing this.
    @simoncmason : Just listened to Radcliffe and Maconie :)

    @Paulie_D : Ehhh, what does he even know?!

    @joshuanhibbert : Green or gold, you deserve another one, been night #2 ive actually slept really good playing that site on my phone.

    I did notice a site called GrooveShark. Nothing super exciting but i think you can add local music and pick from their selections as well.

    There’s also a Chrome Extension called YouZeek where you can listen to artists from all over the world. Thought that was pretty interesting.

    # November 21, 2012 at 11:02 am

    > @Paulie_D : Ehhh, what does he even know?!

    He knows enough to give me deadlines …even if they are unrealistic….the b*stard!

    # November 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

    @Paulie_D : Is today a work day for you?

    # November 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

    @JohnMotylJr.

    Yep…normal working day here in the UK.

    # November 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’m really partial to [El Ten Eleven](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBTUAHGpQqE “El Ten Eleven”) and Tycho when I need something chill. Lately I’ve also found that opera music kind of puts me in a groove, especially Mozart and Rossini. I love you, Spotify.

    # November 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I tend to listen to a lot of heavy metal, speed metal, early 80′s punk rock, and dark 80′s new wave. For some reason it helps me focus and get into a problem solving mode. Chill music is more for my brainstorming mode.

    # November 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    @Shannendoah1 : Finally, i am not alone. That’s my style as well, anything fast loud and metal baby!

    I am experimenting though and I am going to research (or search for research papers on the matter) of the effects on cognitive functions while listening to music. I did a paper on this a while back, in regards to heavy metal music, and the responses from the brain lead to a more care-free mood.

    @nwalton : I’m sure classical music does add a creative or easy atmosphere.

    I’m really happy with all this feedback. Personally when i code, its more back-end then mock-ups, design, etc. I normally have predetermined tasks that need accomplishing so i don’t need to be so creative as far as design, maybe architecture. So music is a big part of what i do, i am sure it is with you guys as well.

    I’m trying to branch out from my norm and give some of your suggestions a try. For “chill” music i am currently giving “Of Monsters and Men” a try. They are a folk band from Iceland with a female singer. Also dabbling in “Mumford” and Sons, loving it so far.

    # November 22, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I prefer listening to anything. Last year 90s pop hits really motivated me. I prefer to listen to something I can sing along to.

    There is also http://getworkdonemusic.com

    # November 23, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Everything! Really I listen from classical music to metal to rock and roll to rap. Some people would say I have no personality, I prefer the term “open minded”. When I’m working on something complicated it usually happens that the playlist ends and I don’t notice and keep working with my headphones in my ears like a complete retard.

    # November 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

    It really varies; the only thing that affects my selection is how complex my work is. The more complex the work, the less complex the music and vice versa.

    # November 23, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Often carstairs radio or another 50′s jazzy radio station via iTunes radio, or African music but it depends my mood.

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