Music to listen to while working

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What music do you guys prefer while working? Can't stand the silence but can't have something with any words in it. Anyone feel the same?

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Apr 2, 2019

Deftones

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Apr 2, 2019

Classic jazz

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Apr 2, 2019

I'm the same way. As much as it sounds like stupid snowflake rhetoric, I must have some sort of music playing to work effectively. If it's silent, I'll meander around WSO, Reddit, and other internet pits.

When I look for background music to listen to while working, I gravitate towards fast paced where the words don't matter much. If it's vocal focused, I tend to latch on more to the music rather than the actual work.

  • My go-to is Kid Cudi. Spotify has a great feature that after the album plays, it'll go into a Kid Cudi radio that seamlessly continues the noise.
  • A sneaky good one is The Social Network Soundtrack - a little slower paced but still great.
  • Pop/punk from the early 2000's - New Found Glory, Modest Mouse, Bayside, Senses Fail, etc
  • This goes against my non-vocal focus but Watsky is a great way to break it up. I first learned of him when I went through a spoken-word poetry phase years back (don't ask - it was a weird time). He's an amazing lyricist with catchy songs that you'll find yourself humming on your commute home.

There's tons of other songs/artists/genres but this is one of my internet pits taking away from actual money making work right now...

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Apr 2, 2019

Love the social network soundtrack

Apr 7, 2019

Thanks for The Social Network Soundtrack rec.

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Apr 2, 2019

Lofi Hip Hop playlists on spotify or youtube. The one by chilledcow is always good.

I also bump EDM sometimes so I can be hype as fuck when doing mindless work.

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Apr 2, 2019

Lofi is great but it almost puts me to sleep at times

Had over 200 hours on the lush lofi playlist on Spotify for last year lol

Apr 2, 2019

It's like the single type of music thats good for everything. I use it for working, driving, exercising, falling to sleep, and fuggin (got several compliments on it from ladies over the years).

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Apr 2, 2019

Death metal. Lately have been spinning the new CoB and Omnium Gatherum albums as well as some older Avatar.

Apr 2, 2019

Down with the sickness?

Apr 2, 2019

Not a big Disturbed fan actually

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Apr 2, 2019

1990s In Flames

Apr 2, 2019

Dude yes. The OG album I referenced has a lot of influence from early in flames.

Apr 2, 2019

Hardcore/Punk [Counterparts, Jesus Piece, Vanna (old), Harms way, Code Orange] if I really need to concentrate or fight sleep.

Soft pop/hiphop/moody stuffy [LANY, Joan, Charlotte Lawrence, 6LACK, Majid Jordan, aftertheparty, etc.] especially helpful for repetitive tasks.

Piano music or cello-heavy classical [various spotify playlists] early mornings.

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Apr 2, 2019

Really need to try out the hardcore/metal for work - never actually took it seriously

Apr 3, 2019

It worked for Michael Burry, it can work for you!

My background was in hardcore/punk (I toured in a band playing this type of music for five years before undergrad/finance), so maybe my affinity to its helpfulness at work is biased, but I feel like heavy aggression just pinpoints my focus. 10/10 recommend it, the harder the better.

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Apr 2, 2019

binaural beats

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Apr 16, 2019

do you notice anything with that shit?

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Apr 2, 2019

Psytrance, Vini Vidi etc.

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Apr 7, 2019

Glad to see someone else is into some trance

Apr 2, 2019

Maybe I'm stuck in the past using Pandora with Spotify Premium and Apple Music out now, but The Magician Radio channel always works for me. Light, good pace, minimal vocals, easy listening for grinding.

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Apr 2, 2019

I usually listen to the Lo-Fi Beats playlist on Spotify and I've been listening to the Deep Focus playlist on Spotify since my college days. Both are pretty good.

Sometimes you just need to get hyped the fuck up, and this is where EDM is great.

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Apr 2, 2019

Relevant Martin Shkreli video on listening to music while working.

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Apr 15, 2019

'#FreeMartinShkreli
Trump should pardon him, maybe WSO should start a petition

thots and prayers

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Apr 16, 2019

Get one started on change.org

Apr 16, 2019

im so upset by this video this fucking low-wattage pussyboi

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Apr 16, 2019

yo ok i take this back. he's pretty funny. i hate him and i would choke him out if given the opportunity with no repurcussions. but he's funny and i'll give him props for that and im ok holding those conflicting views
are they even though
talking about rhianna and shit lol
typo up there whatever fuck that long ass word anyway
id get drunk wit this guy and steal his shit when he passes out
fnny guy tho

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Apr 3, 2019

The "This is 40" soundtrack has been on loop for a couple of weeks for me now. A lot of new tracks from your mom's roadtrip mixtape type artists, but, it definitely brings a nice chill vibe with some very great background lyricism to add to a sense of calm.

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Apr 7, 2019
Apr 7, 2019

Gucci Mane. Makes me feel like the Trap God of the markets

Apr 9, 2019

Township Rebellion, give them a listen :)

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Apr 12, 2019

Lo-fi hip-hop is a real thing. 24/7

yep

Apr 12, 2019

Super eclectic on my side:

Used to listen a lot to Infected Mushroom - an Israeli psytrance duo. Was recommended it by a former manager and ended up listening to it straight through uni for revision.

Have recently become a big fan of synthwave (loads of generic playlists on YouTube): very 1980s vibe; find it slightly less intense than IM and, I find, is just good for background.

Apr 12, 2019

Kygo. Makes you feel like you're at the beach with the tropical, chill vibes.

Apr 15, 2019

Exactly !

Apr 12, 2019

Another vote for lofi hip-hop radio. That shit is sublime.

Apr 13, 2019

Meek Mill yoo

The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket

Apr 15, 2019

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Apr 15, 2019

Done, look it up on Spotify: Wall Street Oasis - Official Playlist :-) -- I think you can suggest or add tracks there?

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Apr 17, 2019

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Apr 15, 2019

Game of Thrones sound track on repeat.

Apr 15, 2019

I like to listen to the blues while working, it calms and does not distract from work

Apr 16, 2019

I find playlists that are especially made for concentrating - not a lot of lyrics for most of them. White noise also worked for me for a while, but no more than 4 hours.

Apr 16, 2019

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Apr 16, 2019
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May 15, 2019
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