Music to Listen to while Coding
A lot of people listen to music while coding, including me. The trick is which music will help to create an environment that encourages calm and productive code. Here’s a list of the music I listen to whilst coding:
Tycho - Extremely calm and mellow. Used for right when I get into the office in the morning. Personally I think his best album is Dive but he’s also coming out with more soon!
Blackmill - I’ve heard it described as “melodic dubstep”, great for late-night coding or if Tycho is too slow for you. I highly encourage you to check out his full album Miracle for his best work.
Boards of Canada - If you’re not into the electric or dubstep kinda music then this is for you. Technically electronic but more ambient rock. My favorite album of theirs is Trans-Canada Highway.
God is an Astronaut – Instrumental rock or “space rock”. Great if you need to get through a lot of boring work.
John Butler Trio – Really only just one song, but holy hell is it fantastic.
Nujabes – I can stress how awesome nujabes is. Jazz/Hip-hop mix, most of it instrumental. Big shoutout to /r/Nujabes.
Vibrasphere - Unfortunately retired band but they left behind a great collection of chill music.
Solar Fields – I love the Solar Fields because there is almost no “rhythm” to their music, making it difficult for my brain to distract me from coding.
Emancipator - Defined as trip hop and down tempo I love this music because it’s calm and very easy on the ears.
The Social Network Soundtrack – Suggested by /u/murdocsvan
Brookes Brothers – Drum and Bass, a whole lot quicker and really upbeat!
Chillstep Mixes – there are tons of them out there on Youtube, most are more than an hour long, and they’re fantastic!
/r/MusicforConcentration – A subreddit dedicated to this kind of music
I only included my top two to three of each artist, however I highly encourage you to explore each artists music.