| 12:48 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
My headphones are on when I'm not on the phone or in a meeting. I find I work better to music with no lyrics, so I listen to a lot of classical and trance/electronic music, as well as movie soundtracks. Productivity is out the roof for some of my playlists :)
| 3:33 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Later at night I'll pop in the Tron Legacy blu-ray and code to the music of def punk.
Someday I'll get off my rear end and find some other music in the same vane.
Movie soundtracks are a good idea since they typically don't have lyrics and are more 'up beat'
| 3:56 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I like to have music on, too.
I always choose tracks which are appropriate for the situation at hand. Up-beat music does help speed along through projects. When i'm in a blue sky thinking mode Classical music always works for me.
| 5:02 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Music has been too much a part of my life and when it's playing, it DEMANDS my attention. I can't do anything but give it my all, so no. Nothing for me.
People in the office play that techno/DJ beat artificial sound they're calling music these days and I find it isn't distracting at all. It is devoid of expression and humanity, so it doesn't demand my attention and I don't find it distracting.
| 5:14 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
My thoughts exactly mirror rocknbil's.
| 5:18 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Sadly, I work better in silence, i've tried music but i end up sitting back an enjoying it :)
| 7:58 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I've had music playing in my office since the early 80s and for the last few years my station of choice has been 1.fm's blues channel...my granddaughter loves it:-)
| 10:15 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
When I need to think (strategies, prioritizing, planning, problem solving, etc...) NO music or orhter distractions.
When I'm in production/programming mode - upbeat techno or trance are great. Since I haven't found too much of this that I like I tend to favor one episode of the Essential Mix from Radio 1 - Pete Tong (featuring Armin van Buuren).
I also happen to like the sound tracks to Cirque du Soleil because the music sets the tempo/trance but the lyrics are in a language I don't understand so they don't distract me.
| 11:53 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
>> Essential Mix from Radio 1 - Pete Tong (featuring Armin van Buuren).
Yes! What a great mix; I too listen to this, sometimes. :)
If you want really intense coding music (where you find yourself slamming the tab key extra hard for those indents), listen to just about anything by E.S. Posthumus [en.wikipedia.org].
| 1:23 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I don't always listen to music when I work, it depends, sometimes it helps, others not so much. When I do, it's often Versa Emerge. Sgt_Kickaxe if you like Evanescence, check them out. Immersion by Pendulum is good (Watercolour, Under the Waves, Witchcraft), also Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey.
| 4:04 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Like others, stuff that doesn't demand full attention. My favorite right now is a young Canadian woman who performs as Grimes [youtube.com]. Her latest album is on 4AD and it's in that mid to late eighties dead can dance/Cocteau Twins vein.
| 11:53 am on May 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I always listen to music while working. I do not necessarily pay much attention to it, but it helps motivate me and gives me an excuse for a quick break when something good comes on.
| 12:53 pm on May 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I never listen to music radio when working because it is rare that they play what I like and listening to stuff I really hate doesn't help me become productive. I sometimes put on something from my music collection, but I like to have speech based radio on I find it more interesting and more relaxing. BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio 4 and LBC are my preferred choices. Although I occasionally put on something on You tube that I can listen to - Pat Condell is always worth a listen.
|brotherhood of LAN|
| 2:11 pm on May 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
>it DEMANDS my attention. I can't do anything but give it my all, so no. Nothing for me.
Same for me. I build up a deficit of not listening to music, and then go and appreciate some... but never while working. It's too distracting.
| 6:07 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|but never while working. It's too distracting. |
BTW I hate those leaf blowers! Even tried airplanes' ear plugs to no avail:)
|Mr Bo Jangles|
| 6:25 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Coders who have listened to music - it's the reason satellites don't get into the correct orbit, Mars 'Rover' gets stuck, banking systems crash.