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My team at work was been slogging through a huge project for the past few months and, as product launch approaches, I’ve really come to depend on my iPod. For the past few weeks, I have been listening to some of the tracks and albums below as I crank out code.

Don’t Need to be in the Coding Zone

Interesting lyrics, a break down, and little distractions are OK.

  • “Dance Yrslf Clean,” This is Happening, LCD Soundsystem
  • “AM 180,” Under the Western Freeway, Grandaddy
  • “Lucid Dreams,” Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
  • An Awesome Wave, Alt-J
  • “T.O.R.N.A.D.O,” Rolling Blackouts, The Go! Team
  • Live & Rare, Rage Against the Machine
  • “Korobeiniki,” The Doubble Donkey Disc, Ozma
  • Record Collection, Mark Ronson & The Business Collective

Need to be in the Coding Zone

Few lyrics, fluid transitions between tracks, and provides a distraction-free cocoon of sound.

  • Since I Left You, The Avalanches
  • The Terror, The Flaming Lips
  • Further, The Chemical Brothers
  • Alive 2007, Daft Punk
  • Rock Action, Mogwai
  • Nuove Musiche, Rolf Lislevand
  • Le Dernier Conzert De Zino Francescatti, Zino Francescatti, Itzhak Perlman
  • Barber: Adagio for Strings, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic

More Resources for Your Listening Pleasure

  • turntable.fm <– Check out the music for programming room
  • musicforprogramming.net
  • pandora.com