Do you listen to music when you work? If so, to what/who?

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Do any of you listen to music when you work? I find that I have specific music I listen to when working. Be it re-writing a bunch of articles or just cleaning up the house and wanting to get it over with quickly, I find some music puts an extra burst in my step.

Lately, Knights of Cydonia by Muse, two of their entire albums really, have been burning a hole on my music player.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
    I've got my now almost useless, except for music, windows 98 machine set up near my main computer and I have thousands of mp3s so I am playing them all the time. Mostly 80's rock. As I was reading your post, Cinderella - Gypsy Road was playing. I listen to music most of the time I'm online and working.

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  • Profile picture of the author Flipfilter
    A few years back someone recommended anything with no words and a certain BPM if you're doing brainwork that requires concentration, like application development.

    Try googling Alpha Romance - completely sucks as an album, but it does tend to put you in a work trance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryabinchik
    I can't listen music when I think. I understand that I enjoy music, I swing in the tact of music and can't focus on my work. But when it's manual labour like cleaning room then music helps to finish work faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricci Cox
    Originally Posted by Marakatapolis View Post

    Do any of you listen to music when you work? I find that I have specific music I listen to when working. Be it re-writing a bunch of articles or just cleaning up the house and wanting to get it over with quickly, I find some music puts an extra burst in my step.

    Lately, Knights of Cydonia by Muse, two of their entire albums really, have been burning a hole on my music player.
    I find that listening to music or watching a comedy can get the creative juices and ideas flowing if I hit a brick wall...

    And man, if you ever get a chance to see MUSE live - go for it. They're probably the best live band around at the moment!
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  • Profile picture of the author GoGetta
    I am a fan of loads of music types from HipHop to Indie and a bit of House/Dance.

    I like to listen to the radio throughout the day and being in the UK I quite like listening to Hot 97 in New York online. Although, the playlist is repetitive so I can't listen for too long!

    But, I find music as a whole inspirational throughout the day when I am working. However, if I am writing an ebook for exaample, music can be a put off!

    GoGetta
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  • Profile picture of the author errorman
    listening music while working is still okay for me

    i hate it when my mate talks (mostly about her boyfriend) while I'm working, she just ruins my concetration
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  • Profile picture of the author Nancysid
    I always listen to music when working. It keeps me awake and focused on my work.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidBlack85
    Originally Posted by Marakatapolis View Post

    Lately, Knights of Cydonia by Muse, two of their entire albums really, have been burning a hole on my music player.
    I am OBSESSED with muse! I spend most of my time at work on grooveshark with headphones cranked up!
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  • Profile picture of the author fallencrest
    Yes, of course. Music is a good inspiration, I mean, when I have it playing on a background, work is so light for me. And as of now, I'm listening to mellow music because it fits my mood.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    Depends. Sometimes I do sometimes I don't. Music can help me be productive, but it depends on the type of music. Classical or up beat music works, but anything annoying like heavy metal messes with my brain.
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    • Profile picture of the author MattRobson
      I like dub, ambient, psybient, chillout, deep house, noise (rain, thunderstorms, white noise, jet engines, lasers)

      Schiller is great.

      Also some of the spin off groups from the enigma project and the vocalists they work with.

      Classical is good, for work I prefer Bach. Some jazz. Whatever the mood calls for. The Avatar soundtrack is also something I've been listening to a lot lately.
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      • Profile picture of the author DavidBlack85
        Originally Posted by MattRobson View Post

        Schiller is great.
        amazing is more like it

        best memories with Schiller, late summer nights in the convertible that car is long gone now... so this summer will be Late night drives with the sunroof open?
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