Everybody has music they love to listen to while coding (with the possible exception of those who don’t code). I personally love alt rock, ’80s pop & metal, J/K-pop, and nearly anything that sounds loud, angry & obnoxious (but please, no screaming!). Here are some of my favourite bands and albums to write code to.
The Sleepy Jackson
Aussie alt-rock. Luke Steele, the lead singer, has an amazing, yet bizarre voice.
- Personality - One was a Spider, One was a Bird
Empire of the Sun
Aussie alt-rock & pop. Shares the lead singer of the Sleepy Jackson, and home to costumes stranger than The Mighty Boosh’s
- Walking on a Dream
Chinese folk & pop singer
Alt-rock, with an incredible, yet bizarre sound. These guys take some getting used to, but sound great.
- Good News for Poeple who Love Bad News
- We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
- No One’s First, and You’re Next
Pure electonic. These guys did the soundtrack for Interstella 5555 and Tron Legacy
- Anything. Seriously. Iron Maiden couldn’t make a bad album if they tried.
Hard/funk rock band that doesn’t take themselves very seriously.
Foster the People
New alt-rock band
German industrial metal
- Reise, Reise
Your favourite video game soundtrack
Pick your poison
- Knights in the Nightmare
- One Must Fall: 2097
- Super Meat Boy
- The Sentinel Returns
- Any Final Fantasy game featuring Nobuo Uematsu as composer