Head Down, Music Up: Coding to the New Pornographers
I’m a big fan of the early albums by The New Pornographers: Mass Romantic and Electric Version? I can play those start to finish, and love every song. Even Twin Cinema is pretty solid, though I don’t reach for it with the same fondness as their first two albums.
Beyond that though… the other albums never really caught my ear. They’re still a fantastic band, but for whatever reason the strongest pull for me still rests with those two albums.
I’ll arrive at my desk, get settled… and I’ll set one song to repeat. After a few moments, everything else just melts away and I get pretty lost. If I get tired of the song (mind you, this is after an hour or two on repeat), I’ll just jumpt to the next:
Favorite line of the song, hands down.
It’s been a really productive two weeks for me, at work. I completed a significant feature, and am in the final stages of finishing another. And these two songs have been as constant as a cup of coffee.
One of these days, I need to catalog all the songs I deem as perfect “coding” songs – and figure out the average bpm. I have a hunch they’d all fall within a fairly similar range.