Music to Code By

December 28, 2018

I have extremely varied musical tastes. I can listen to almost any genre and find at least one album I like. However, when I’m doing a stretch of programming for a project, I find it helps to listen to music that draws the attention toward the code.

Here are 14 albums that put my mind in the zone when I program. Most of these albums are readily available on Apple Music or Spotify, and some are from my own (pre-streaming service) collection.

  1. Heartbeat Radio – Sondre Lerche
  2. So Far Tonight – Lia Pamina and Dario Persi
  3. Black Holes & Revelations – Muse
  4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys
  5. Odelay – Beck
  6. Out of Limits!– The Marketts
  7. Spilt Milk – Jellyfish
  8. Chopin Nocturnes, vol. 1 – Idil Biret
  9. Phantom Planet is Missing – Phantom Planet
  10. Clara Obscura – The Relationship
  11. Simply Baroque – Yo-Yo Ma & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  12. Please – Sondre Lerche
  13. This Euphoria – Davíd Garza
  14. Rainbows & Robots – DJ Me DJ You