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I agree. Silence.
Although sometimes I turn on some white noise.
Can't have music or talking. Very distracting.
Always worked in an office. The one job I got a cubicle after being promised an office.
I could not function. I left within 3 months. I could not focus.
I prefer silence, but alas! The correct answer is: My colleague yapping on the phone!
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Music. Generally rock or metal. Podcasts/etc are right out because what I need is background noise; an actual discussion about something would pull my mind off of my work.
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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When I'm heads-down coding, I usually listen to a few things depending on my mood. But I don't want the music to have lyrics. To me, that's distracting.
I use the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones connected to an iPod nano.
1 - Classical/Symphonic Music
I have a play list of primarily tone poem works like Respighi (Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Roman Festivals, Brazilian Impressions...), The Planets (Holst), La Mer (Debussy), Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss), some other works like instrumental concertos. A lot that I can just set it and just let it play for hours.
2 - Spa Music from Kohler Water Spa
Had this for years since my wife and I visited there in Wisconsin for our 10th anniversary. Loved the music. Bought the CD then. Have used it since. Very relaxing music to block things out. Link[^]
Yes. I don't use my phone (HTC One M8 - Windows Phone) as a music player even though I could. I generally keep it on silent (as in everything silent) close by, in my pocket, or in my backpack and only check it every few hours.
Whatever I feel like... Really just about anything.
Currently I listen to quite a bit of experimental and psychedelic (black) metal like Aluk Todolo, New Keepers Of The Water Towers, Oranssi Pazuzu, Ufomammut, Watain...
A while ago it was more electronic music, dance, trap, dubstep, but also trip hop and chill out.
Sometimes just whatever, bit of jazz, rock, pop, what have you.
Also currently on my playlist are Parov Stelar, Neurotech, Ghost, Igorrr, and even Babymetal.
I'm not bound to any genre
It varies but today it's mid-50s doo-wop...Frankie Lymon, Jarmels, Moonglows, Cadillacs, some of the best street corner harmony ever recorded. Fast rhythm Speedo to wake you up, followed by slow ballad Sincerely to mellow out.
And those lyrics...Rama-lama-ding-dong, sh-boom sh-boom
Other days it's jump bands (Louis Jordan) or swing (Benny, Artie and Glenn). And every few months I take in an opera (Wagner and Bizet).
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