What kind of music do you guys like to listen to while you work? Do you find that what you listen to affects your design style? For example; if I'm doing something corporate and potentially brain numbing, I'll whack some Ramones on. I was working on a nice grungy website a couple of months back so decided to re-acquaint myself with the Deftones and Fu Manchu.

Recently I've been listening to some of the new Prodigy stuff, a bit of the Steve Miller Band, Pendulum, the Music's first album, Cage the Elephant, Primal Scream's greatest hits, Justice, CSS, Digitalism and Biffy Clyro.


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Interesting you say that, as I've just put Keane's fantastic first album on - Hopes & Fears. My favourite album to date. Their new one is quite good too.

I always find Jack Johnson a good shout if I'm a little stressed aswell.

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I "allegedly" did a bit of grafitti back in the early nineties and always used to have my Sony Walkman on, the right "tunes" made me much more creative in my opinion :icon_biggrin:

So yes I agree totally with what you are saying that different types of music can influence you in different ways whilst designing. Whether this is a good thing in a professional environment, I don't know :icon_dunno:


Keane are a seriously underrated band, first album's fantastic.

We tend to have Radio Paridise on here in the studio, I'm not sure why but there's something relaxing about listening to a radio station based in a small town called Paridise in California, especially when you have to look out onto a small grey car park. It goes off or gets turned down if we have any clients scheduled to come in.