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06-01-2006, 08:28 PM
What do you listen to when you code?

For me, it's mostly metal or Peter Gabriel. Sometimes both.

06-01-2006, 09:20 PM
Any music uninteresting enough so you don't get distracted by the lyrics.

06-02-2006, 04:31 AM
I usually just leave Winamp running randomly through my entire music collection when I'm working. Either that or I'll put on some TV show or movie as background noise.

06-02-2006, 04:53 PM
coding? nothing special, but, today i found out that my driving gets better (faster anyway) when listening to the Prodigy.

06-02-2006, 05:06 PM
Usually some rock, rap or hip-hop. I usually don't care.

06-02-2006, 06:31 PM
I might (again) be the only exception here 'cause I'm mostly listening to jazz and brazilian music...

06-02-2006, 06:38 PM
I might (again) be the only exception here 'cause I'm mostly listening to jazz and brazilian music...
Possibly. On the other hand, I never specified the language the rock music is in (mostly Japanese). :thumbsup:

06-02-2006, 07:40 PM
http://www.di.fm/ - Mostly the Trance and Vocal Trance channels.

Anything from dj doboy (http://www.djdoboy.com/).

06-02-2006, 08:29 PM
Usually Metal/Rock/MetalRap.

Lately I've been listening to "gretchen", "saliva" and "megadeth"

06-03-2006, 08:50 PM
I have my player(s) on shuffle all the time until they hit a pocket of cool stuff.

But when listening I get less done when something from Gomez, Drive by Truckers or Old 97's comes on.

I seem to get real productive when things like Combichrist, Assemblage 23 or OhGr etc... come on.

I was streaming Digital Gunfire at work and then they asked me to stop.

06-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Mainly a mixture of U2, Rush and Rufus Wainwright.

06-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Personally I like to use The Music Genome Project to cod to, you can find this at:


Basically you choose a favorite artist, songs, etc and the program will begin playing songs based on the artist you chose. As you go along you can rate weather or not you like a particular song and the program will customize itself to your music style. Its pretty sweet.

06-07-2006, 06:23 PM
I can't really code while listening to music. I usually stop coding to just enjoy the music :)

Blind Zero
06-19-2006, 08:45 AM
I usually listen to some metal or rock like System of a Down, Tool, Pantera, or Trivium. But I listen to a lot of other stuff and I have found that "When I Come Around" by Green Day is a great song to code to, that or "Soulfly IV" by Soulfly.

06-19-2006, 11:01 AM
2,658 songs. 232 folders. Shuffled in iTunes. Code, Code, Code till the music lasts.

Curtis D
06-19-2006, 11:50 AM
My collection ranges from trance to '80s rock. Lately, it's been U2, Angels & Airwaves, and New Found Glory. I have some things that are various languages, too, not that I understand all of them. :p

06-21-2006, 01:36 PM
Got to be trance. Lyrics annoy me when I'm programming. Although, I have 190gb's of mp3s, so I've rather a selection when I get bored.

06-22-2006, 12:36 PM
Some sort of Noize music, whether it be harsh or melodic. Noizz it what makes me want to code.

06-26-2006, 07:42 AM
I usually listen to some metal or rock like System of a Down, Tool, Pantera, or Trivium.

Trivium?! Good-freakin'-lord, man... you could drink fifteen cups of coffee and get the same effects!

LOL! :D Good music though.
If I'm coding I usually listen to Emiliana Torrini, Enigma, Enya or Evanescence...

I usually have to take a little break after a while to wipe the tears from my cheek and regain my composure.

Or I could cut off my nads and get the same effect.

06-26-2006, 07:55 AM
If I'm coding I usually listen to Emiliana Torrini, Enigma, Enya or Evanescence...
I guess you are all about the letter 'e'! :p

06-26-2006, 08:06 AM
http://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gifmiliana, http://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gifnigma, http://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gifnya, http://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gifvanhttp://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gifschttp://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gifnchttp://codingforums.com/images/icons/icon15.gif...

LOL. Guess so.
Right On! :D

06-26-2006, 10:10 AM
Anything I already know off by heart, as that is what stops it from distracting me. I work in an open plan office and rely on my trusty huge headphones to keep me sane.

Today I coded to:
* Butthole Surfers - Independant Worm Saloon
* Prodigy - Fat of the Land
* Aphex Twin - 26 Remixes for Cash (don't try this at home, lol)
* Mr Bungle - California
* Lamb - Fear of Fours
* Mad Professor vs. Massive Attack - No Protection (thanks to brothercake for the recommendation ;))
* Tool - 10,000 Days

Oh, and I happened to take my ukulele to work aswell today. That was fun :D

07-03-2006, 06:05 AM
Hey Andrew, how's 10,000 Days? I've been meaning to look into it.

Last things I listened to were:
Element Eighty - Element Eighty
12 Stones - Potter's Field
3 Doors Down - Another 700 Miles

07-03-2006, 06:13 PM
I guess I am the oddball. I like coding to jazz, especially older jazz like Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald. The music never seems dated and I never get that "God! I cannot listen that song again!" feeling I get when listening to anything else. Plus, since for most of the jazz I listen to, I do not have a music video popping up in my head, I can just relax and get the job done. And, as an extra bonus, the music is so relaxing, I do not get too enraged when I get unforseen errors come up in my work.

07-03-2006, 09:05 PM
I like coding to Daft Punk myself, not sure why though :confused: