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What's playing in your headphones while you code?

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Ryan Norton • Edited on

A mix of ambient, electronic and jazz. Disparition, explosions in the sky, Adam Young, Miles Davis and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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Eduardo Gómez Vásquez
  • Black Metal
  • Trash Metal
  • Folk Metal
  • Power Metal
  • Heavy Metal
  • Nu Metal
  • Symphonic Metal
  • Death Metal

There is another kind of music?

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Ben Sinclair

Pirate Metal?

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Vicus

Prog Metal. Otherwise you are missing Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Leprous, Haken. And what kind of life is that?

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Eduardo Gómez Vásquez

You're right!

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Adnan Kičin

Mostly instrumentals because the lyrics can sometimes distract me and lead to a solo performance that no one needs or wants to hear.

Here are some of those:

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Jacob Tan 🤓
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Luis Ventura

Almost anything from Beatles to Taylor Swift to Daft Punk to Rachmaninoff when writing boilerplate code or simple stuff, but I need total silence when writing complex algorithms or debugging, so I always carry a couple of rubber ear plugs from hardware stores.

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Fanny
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Paul Frame

The Dark Knight’s soundtrack

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Ben Halpern Author

Oh that sounds great

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Chris Pahla

Jay Z 4:44

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Madzz Srestha

Right now Lost on You by LP. What I listen to varies with my mood and what I am working on.

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Billy
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Yerkon

thanks

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Phil Thomas

Thanks! I'm going to give this a listen this morning.

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James Hood

+1

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Mike 🤘

Usually heavy and high-energy. Usually metal. I put together some of my favorites albums and removed anything that wasn't high-tempo: open.spotify.com/user/mikengarrett...

If you're looking for somethign new, here's the best metal releases from 2016: open.spotify.com/user/mikengarrett...

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Ghost

Oh yes, metal, dubstep or anything high energy. An absolute must!

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Daniel Mason

Exactly the same here. It works so well.

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Brian Hanna

Same here, preferably with harsh, mostly indecipherable vocals. Prevents me from getting distracted by the lyrics.

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TPiddy

Agreed.... metal of all kinds, though I tend to shy away from doom/black/death...

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Callum Messiter

The entire soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings trilogy is great. A day of writing code can sometimes feel like a bare-footed journey from the comfort of the Shire to an ork-surrounded volcano via the lair of a giant man-eating spider, so it's really quite thematically appropriate: youtu.be/_SBQvd6vY9s

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Daniel Waller (he/him)

Yes! Bit too dark sometimes but works great anytime after lunch

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Carlton Hanna

I usually forget to put headphones on. Once I start coding time flies and I forget about music. When I do remember, I find music without too much lyrics does the trick. Mogwai is a good band to listen to.

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Ben Halpern Author

You must not work in an open office!

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Jess Lee

YES. Mogwai all day everyday.

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