Noooo, Not me! The Album, American Idiot by Green Day. I’ve just had it on for Background music as I work at my desk. It’s really good but you have to be in the right frame of mind to listen to it.
This is the sort of music I listen to when I’m programming, especially if it’s something I’ve never done before. I’m told that it’s odd (I obviously don’t think so) but I can concentrate better with good music playing vs. working in silence. Even if there is Background noise, like this past Friday night when I was working in the Network Control Center during an unexpected network outage, I can work better than if I am in total silence.
I also like listening to Hot Fuss By The Killers. The song, “All These Things That I’ve Done” is, at the moment, my favorite on the Album. “Beleive me Natalie” is a close second. “Somebody Told Me” is what I heard first on the Radio, but really isn’t as good as other songs on the Album.
IMO, For programming, any music is good as long as it a beat, good lyrics, and is interesting. Nearly any Oingo Boingo song, New Order, Any Seal Album is good.
The absolute BEST song to listen too while programming has to be “Dragula” by Rob Zombie. It was in “The Matrix” in the playing in club scene where Neo meets Trinity for the first time. It’s good to work out with too…