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sustained • Edited

Personally I listen mostly to Post Rock when coding. It's the best genre for it and it's such a deep and varied genre too if you really explore it. Bonus points for mostly being an instrumental genre and the songs being quite long in general.

Second choice would be Baroque/Classical/Romantic. But of course the further you go from Baroque through Classical and especially into Romantic the more, uhh, emotionally charged the music becomes? And emotions are distracting. So that's a thing.

Third and finally - video game music or film scores.

EDIT: Okay I lied, some of the more chilled out genres of electronica also deserve a mention.


This seems cool, also (disclaimer: found it on reddit but haven't had a chance to check it out yet) - musicforprogramming.net/

I'll be sure to check out the suggestions in the comments anyway.


Some Post Rock band recommendations:

  • This Will Destroy You
  • pg.lost
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • If These Trees Could Talk
  • And So I Watch You From Afar
  • 65daysofstatic
  • Pelican
  • Moonlit Sailor
  • God is an Astronaut
  • sleepmakeswaves
  • MONO
  • Hammock
  • Maybeshewill
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Abe Dolinger

Nice, there are a couple of Do Make Say Think albums I like working to as well!