What’s in your ears?

What’s in your ears?

Broken Social Scene Feel Good LostAt Griffin H.Q. our marketing department can often be found hard at work with our TuneBuds plugged into our ears. One of us even uses our kid-friendly MyPhones, she is of legal age of employment. :)

Christopher S. Penn wrote a great blog post a couple of weeks ago about the music he listens to to keep productive while he works. He inspired me to share one of my favorites with you.

I tend to listen to mellow instrumental music, I find that’s the best way to concentrate. My favorite album for this is Broken Social Scene‘s Feel Good Lost.

What do you listen to to help boost your productivity without distracting you from the task at hand?

23 responses to “What’s in your ears?”

  1. Currently Nick Jonas and the Administration. Don’t judge…

  2. kristianward says:

    I got the Beats By Dre Buds – love them…

  3. terryhenderson says:

    Griffin TuneBuds Mobile.

  4. Dave Delaney says:

    Nice! What are you listening to?

  5. darrindickey says:

    Podcasts and classic rock, pop and “funk”. You'll usually find me listening to Stevie Wonder, Chicago, The Beatles, Aerosmith, The Cars, The Police, Huey Lewis , Blood Sweat & Tears, Glenn Miller or George Strait.

  6. Dave Delaney says:

    Withholding judgment :)

  7. raewhitlock says:

    The droning voices of NPR

  8. Adrian says:

    I listen to Amo Joy. Awesome band fron Indiana. Always keeps me happy.

  9. Dave Delaney says:

    Thanks. I'll have to take a listen.

  10. When I'm trying to crank out content, I need something upbeat. Maybe some Usher, Saving Jane, Heart, Gwen Stefani… something I can dance to!

  11. Dave Delaney says:

    Wow! Do you type while you dance Summer? :)
    Sorry I missed you at SXSW BTW.

  12. I can't listen to anything with words when I work. It makes me want to sing along. My favorite music lately is anything I can find by Zoe Keating. It is intense.

  13. Dave Delaney says:

    I'm the same way. Lyrics often distract me.
    I'll check out Zoe Keating. Thanks.

    Have a great weekend!

  14. Web Webster says:

    Girltalk. Thomas Tallis. Brian Eno. James Brown.

  15. Dave Delaney says:

    Oh man. GirlTalk was our theme music for http://www.cesbound.com.

    Have you seen RIP Remix Manifesto?

  16. ThadHatcher says:

    Kraftwerk. Excellent for coding with German precision.

  17. Dave Delaney says:

    Good choice. Thanks.

  18. longterm says:

    Any of the 30-40 timeless albums by Bill Evans, arguably the best jazz pianist in the 20th Century. If you like jazz, you need to know about Bill Evans, who played with Miles, is considered one of a handful of the greatest jazz pianists to come along since Art Tatum (others would be Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, George Shearing, Keith Jarrett.)

  19. Dave Delaney says:

    I find John Coltrane “Love Supreme” helps too.

  20. longterm says:

    Right now, inspired by this discussion, I went back and dug up my Tete Montoliu albums (yeah, I still call them albums to this day…). He's also one the greatest jazz pianists from the 20th Century, died in 1997. Incredible player; there are 6 albums on iTunes Music Store. Incidentally, he was blind, but you'd never guess it from the amazing way he played.

  21. justG says:

    Boosts my productivity without distracting me from the task at hand: drum 'n' bass.

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