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Music to work too

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Hello all,
I was wondering if anyone had any good music that they enjoy doing work too? I really like writing while I'm listening to this CD by yo-yo MA:
http://www.amazon.com/Solo-Yo-Yo-Ma/...e=UTF8&s=music

I'm going to be buying some more CDs soon, so any recommendations people could make would be appreciated. Thanks,
Grad.
 

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I like some electronic/ambient/IDM-type selections.

Air makes for good music to listen to while you work or study.

Acoustic folk music also works for me. Iron & Wine, Elliot Smith, etc.

Sigur Ros as well.
 

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Im gonna agree with you on the ambient, I like ambient trance like Aphex Twin. Or Ill go straight trance with DJ Doboy or Jungle with Diesel Boy.
 

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I tend to play stuff that doesn't change too much in volume, etc. throughout the song.

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco) is my all-time best at-work album. It usually garners a few compliments too, such as, "Holy shit Brian, this is the first time you've ever listened to something that doesn't sound like nails on a chalkboard" (I do listen to Arab on Radar sometimes on the job) Have to consider that other people can hear it, so this is a rarity.

It's funny how vehement I can be about my musical opinions, yet people still don't like (wtf?) the stuff I'm playing. Even stuff like Asobi Seksu which I feel like *everyone* should like. But then again my co-workers all listen to Thrice and shit.. so..
 

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I put a playlist together on iTunes called "Mellowriffic" which I usually work/study to. A sampling:

Green Onions - Booker T and the MG's (helps you get into the groove)
The Girl From Back Then - Kings of Convenience
Brothers on a Hotel Bed - Death Cab for Cutie
16, Maybe Less - Iron & Wine and Calexico
Walking Out of Stride - Badly Drawn Boy
To Meet You - Teitur
Try - Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft
Hello City - Bare Naked Ladies
Take Off Your Cool - Andre 3000
In Space - Royskopp
Thug Style - September Sessions Band
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Forbidden Colors - Ryuichi Sakamoto
SpottieOttieDopalicious - Outkast
Floating - Sun Kil Moon
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
etc.

I would also recommend Joao Gilberto "Live in Montreux." I could never just listen to it but as background it's excellent.

A.
 

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Instrumental of course.
Satie and Chopin mainly, and a wide range of chamber stuff
 

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I normally study/work to several days-worth of assorted classical music. It serves as a way to get me focused on what I have to do as it tends not to distract me as much as music with singing (choral pieces exempt). I also use it as a mnemonic device for exams: I only study while listening and then listen to a piece before an exam or remember one during it.

Confessions of a former psych major.
 
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i have been listening to Brian Eno's Music for Airports and Discreet Music nearly every day for about three years at this job.

i occasionally put on the Conet Project box set.

but that's about it.
 

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Aaron, solid mix. I listen to classical occasionally, but most classical I have is so quiet/loud, it gets lost on the low volume I use at work. Brian's advice is good--boring music gets the job done


M83, Four Tet, Thievery Corp/ESL, Beck's Sea Change, Kings of Convenience/Erlend Oye, Stereolab, St. Germain, the Books (sometimes distracting), Boards of Canada, Tortoise/Thrill Jockey stuff, etc. Pavement's Wowee Zowee, also.
 

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Live music. Actually, anything with applause. Lots of applause. If I could play 8 hours of applause I would take it in a heartbeat.

Not only does it help my mood, but when others come in, it gets the confrontation off on a good foot. I tried Fanfare for the Common Man, but that takes too long to build up.
 

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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
I like some electronic/ambient/IDM-type selections.

Air makes for good music to listen to while you work or study.

Acoustic folk music also works for me. Iron & Wine, Elliot Smith, etc.

Sigur Ros as well.


Is it just me , or does Sigur Ros make you feel emotionally high, almost to the point of tearing up?
 

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If I need to do a lot of work in a short time:

Zorn's Igneous Ejaculation and Blood Duster looped on itunes

with a quintuplet espresso for good measure.
 

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