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1 decade ago by Jerczu

I generally get it to "code mode" listening to DubStep or Thrash Metal (like Sepultura) yeah I know its weird... Similarly I can concentrate better if I have The Return of the Jedi in the background... but recently Deadmau5 – Vanishing Point - Original Mix really gets the proverbial juices flowing.

1 decade ago by Arantor

I vary depending on whether it's straightforward boilerplate code, or requires a little more creativity (since I do a lot of programming, mostly not game related)

I tend to go with Nightwish, the CD that came with Zelda: Skyward Sword and various compilation albums for creative times, and various chip-tune/mod-tune tracks from old games for general boilerplate coding.

1 decade ago by TylerAppmobi

I listen to bands like Maps and Atlases and Faraquet. I find that the more complicated the code, the more complicated the music I listen to while doing it.

1 decade ago by PanTom

Jazz, Tango and classical music. 70's Funk for copy & paste :o)

1 decade ago by TigerJ

Usually DubStep or some electronic stuff like DATA!/stations/play/729930302393935004

Lately I have been on a really bizarre Man Man kick though!/stations/play/728995322373338456
For some reason Pandora is obsessed with modest mouse and the white stripes which gets very irritating. (seriously how many down-rates of modest mouse must I make to remove it?!)

1 decade ago by Xander

Video Game music that I find inspiring. Metroid music, presently.

1 decade ago by fugufish

arctic monkeys on loop

1 decade ago by TylerAppmobi

+1 ,They are amazing live :D

1 decade ago by momander

For programming I like mellow music, with clear rhythm, but not too much percussion, and simple lyrics. Here are some of my favorites right now:

9m by ATB
Crystal Clear by Grid
Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room, covered by Blondie

1 decade ago by munho

Today I'm listening to:

Chinese Man - Racing with the Sun

1 decade ago by alexandre

I prefer silence (punctuated by occasional bouts of swearing when I get stuck on a bug for too long) as music distracts me.

OTOH we 3 are the sole occupants of an unheated 5000 sq. meter floor in this shell of a school. It's been cold and windy since november, and the echoes of empty halls punctuated by the howling of the wind could qualify as (haunting) music. :)

1 decade ago by fugufish

one more for the record: vehicle - ides of march

bring back the 70s baby!

1 decade ago by diligent

Monty on the Run by Rob Hubbard
From the C64 Game of the same name. You can still find SID versions on the net.


Short Circuit theme

Bubble Bobble

1 decade ago by dominic

musicForProgramming() was recently featured on Hacker News - lots of suggestions in that thread as well.
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