Playlist: music to work by

As much as I’d like to say that I’m a Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill) who knows a LOT about music, I don’t.

Unless it’s a band/artist I’m extremely familiar with and/or have listened to days on end, I probably couldn’t tell you who did what and in what year and if the CD was even good. Ask me about *NSYNC, Selena, Disturbed (not including their newer CDs) or Phantogram then I’m totally your girl! Otherwise, I just like what I like.

If you looked at my iTunes, Spotify account or iPod, you’d see an eclectic range of music and artists. Now that I’ve been introduced to sites and radio stations like spotify and, I’ve been introduced to a lot of new music that I’ve come to love and enjoy.  To be honest, it’s all very dependent on my mood and there’s only a few genres that I won’t listen to. Lately, it’s been a bunch of trip hop and alternative as I’ve found it’s less distracting and puts me in a more creative mood.

With that, I have for you today a playlist of music I tend to listen to over and over (and over and over) again at work.


♫ music to work by

Track List:

1. Black Out Days – Phantogram
Bellspeak – Purity Ring
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
Sweater Weather – The Neighborhood
Pompeii – Bastille
The Wire – Haim
Shock Notice – Solid Gold
Genesis – Grimes
If You Stayed Over – Bonobo, Fink

What about you? Any music that really gets you going? Puts you in a good mood or creative mood? Any favorite bands/artists that you feel I should listen to?


14 thoughts on “Playlist: music to work by

  1. GRIMESSSSSS I LOVE GRIMES. I can watch the Genesis video forever on loop but have you sat down to listen to Visions? Oh man that album is insane. You need to get a copy of it. It’s right up your alley.

    Pet Shop Boys are also really amazing. But I notice a severe lack of U2 in this list. You should have at least 6 U2 songs for every one song you have by someone else. Son I am disappoint.

    Do you like Blonde Redhead? I think you’ll really fall in love with that sound. It’s very haunting.

    1. ME TOO! I haven’t yet but I really need to! And get that album as well. She has an AMAZING voice!

      YES! Pet Shop Boys are pretty amazing. ❤ HAH! I know you are. 😉 MAYBE NEXT TIME. There are a few U2 songs that I really love and could listen to over and over and over again.

      I DO! My problem is, unless I save it somewhere, I always forget those that I do like! SO THANK YOU BECAUSE THIS REMINDED ME HOW MUCH I DO LOVE THEIR MUSIC. It's RIGHT up my alley!

      1. Boy Kill Boy is really cool too, they broke up sadly and their music is more electronic than ethereal but it’s something I think you’d like!

        One way I find new artists outside of Pandora is the new single of the week on iTunes. Lately it’s been hard to remember to download the free track but it’s a good habit to make.

        1. I’m sad to hear Boy Kill Boy broke up. I think I remember you putting that on a mixtape you gave me once! I did like it! And now I’m listening to Civilian on Spotify! 😀

          YES! That is so very true. I need to check in tonight and see what their new single of the week is. I got Phantogram’s last week and was excited.

  2. If you like Pet Shop Boys, you might want to delve a bit into Heaven 17, Yaz, and Erasure, as well as Soft Cell. Also, everyone needs to listen to Kate Bush (esp. her earlier stuff like Wuthering Heights) and Nina Hagen (give Born in Xixax a try). For me, what’s on my playlist most often these days is Black Planet by Sisters of Mercy, You’re Not Pretty But You’ve Got It Goin’ On by Band of Skulls, Codeine by Jason Isbell, Civilian by Wye Oak, and Finger of Doom by The Bullies. Also, pretty much anything by The Scorpions, Oingo Boingo, The Super Heroines, and Tex and the Horseheads.

  3. I adore Bastille. Pompeii is an amazing song!

    I’d like to think my taste if fairly eclectic as well, but when it comes to work, I only have access to two radio stations (American Top 40 and The Oldies) since we’re not allowed to stream Internet radio. I generally go back and forth between them or else I run the risk of hearing the same song over and over again.

    1. IT IS! Did you hear about what it’s about? It makes it sad…er. 😀

      You do have eclectic taste in music! But I would feel the same way, I’d have to keep switching it up or I might go nuts if I had to listen to the same song over and over and over and over again. That’s why I’m a bit glad that I can stream internet at my desk but there are days when I feel so tired that I get tired of EVERYTHING I listen to. That’s when I know I have to step away and take a nap. 😉

  4. I have a huge and varied stuff on my iPod. Anythign from a bunch of classical to rock to pop to country. I have a bunch of soundtracks. There’s a few things I listen to over and over, especially to go to sleep (I can’t fall asleep in silence unless I’m exhausted). It depends on what I’m writing to what I’m listening to at any given time, though.

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