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