Music is the one universal language that every human (and even many animals) can speak. For some people, music is what helps them focus throughout their day. For others, podcasts are their go-to track of choice.
In this thread, the HackerNoon staff and community talk about their favorite tech podcasts, playlists, and even video game soundtracks that get them through the day.
This Slogging thread by Limarc, Amy, AdrianMurage, Peter Espinoza, Marshall Akpan, Adrian Morales, Blake Cram and Zaeem Shoaib occurred in hackernoon's official #fellowship-central channel, and has been edited for readability.
Happy Monday everyone! To help us get off to a good week: What podcasts or soundtracks do you listen to while working?
For me I prefer no lyrics while working so you can’t go wrong with Studio Ghibli Soundtrack compilations like this one:
I almost exclusively listen to this playlist while I work now:
Rain sounds 🌧
AdrianMurage seriously? Send a youtube link haha
Limarc I use an iOS feature called "background sounds" that has rain sounds.
pretty neat feature
I found a youtube link that sounds similar
Excellent choices here. Like rain sounds but with a hint of oldies? https://open.spotify.com/episode/1lOzygCDffVhUXh5RI2Tqv?si=d1dc654092294129
Awesome Adrian! What about you Jack Boreham Amy Shah Natasha?
AdrianMurage I really enjoy rain sounds. I’ve shifted from rain sounds to playlist like Spaceship Ambiance for Sleeping. Something just relaxes me when imagining drifting into space during bedtime. 😴
Peter Espinoza Spaceship ambiance???? Isn't space suposed to be ultimate silence? lol send us a youtube link
Space is silent. You are correct. What I’m referring to is more from a ‘sleeping quarters while traveling on the Jupiter 2 in Lost in Space’ sound (White Noise) Here you go. Hope this puts you to 😴 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1fH57QM2Rd1RNcDqZ6mK4U?si=zN5LCDxkQ4qaiKbi6E_dtA
Hmmm Peter I'm not sure how I feel about this…I can't decide whether it's relaxing me or making me feel anxious
For me, I listen to country music most of the times. while working.
Like what Marshall Akpan?
coward of the county
by Kenny Rogers.
Quite old school Marshall Akpan you look too young to be into Kenny Rogers 😄
When I think of country I think Rascal Flatts
What about you guys? Adrian Morales Zaeem Shoaib Con Do you listen to gaming soundtrack perhaps ? I have Skyrim on my playlist
I love listening to gaming soundtracks while working, they're the perfect background noise. I particularly enjoy listening to the Assassin's Creed III soundtrack.
I really love listening to instrumental music as well. My favorite genre has to be hip-hop and jazz, I thrive off of something driving and percussive that keeps me focused like with good hip-hop. And, I feel the jazz element keeps me feeling creative and off-beat. Some of my consistent favorite albums I return to is MadLib's Shades of Blue, and MF Doom's Special Herb archives. Anything Donald Byrd is my go-to as well.
I usually like complete peace and quite while I'm working. I guess that's a sign of getting older or it's because I've been working from home for an extended period… Because I always liked some noise while I was in an office environment. Lol. But these days, while I'm out hiking or doing my cardio, I usually go with orchestral or retro tracks to relax. Stuff like the Chrono Cross or Celeste soundtracks are my jam. Final fantasy tracks also do it for me.