Today is a code-writing day at work. There is also construction going on outside the building and there is intermittent bone-jarring noise that has already developed into a headache. Headaches are rare for me so you get the idea. I was about to put on my iPod to block out the sound when it occurred to me that I have been meaning to post what are, for me, the top 10 albums for writing code. Keep in mind that I personally feel more productive when I listening to these albums while casting out spells of C# or Transact-SQL or PHP or Perl. The downside is that I am so focused, I usually don’t hear the songs. The list is alphabetcial by album title.
- All Ages — Bad Religion
- Animals — Pink Floyd
- Blizzard of Ozz — Ozzy Osbourne
- Boingo — Oingo Boingo
- Garage, Inc. — Metallica
- Hysteria — Def Leppard
- Kill ‘Em All — Metallica
- Slippery When Wet — Bon Jovi
- Social Distortion — Social Distortion
- Wish You Were Here — Pink Floyd
I’m going through the list of albums now, beginning with All Ages. I’ll see how far I get by the end of the day.