Music to murder by

An non-sensical as it sounds I really like chilled music, or classical when playing fast games. It should be more heavy, perhaps faster, and certainly more like the YouTube “how to solo scholo” vids I guess. But that isn’t me. Could even be the WoW music, although I listen to that at work when I’m not playing, so it seems odd to hear it when I’m thrashing about in game.

Some of the artists / bands*:

  • Air
  • Avalanches
  • Beastie Boys
  • Coldplay
  • DIG
  • Endorphin
  • Groove Armada
  • Jamiroquai
  • James Brown
  • Mozart
  • Moby
  • Nina Simone
  • PJ Harvey
  • REM
  • St Germain
  • Thievery Corp

There is also a regular set of Podcasts, and while they’re harder to listen to with Vent as well, sometimes they have the best content in them. I’ll have to create a new playlist called “Chilled Gamer Music”, maybe gaming is chilling and escapism…, more than its about the “fun”? I’ll have to ponder.

* when I went looking there were too many to list, so this is the most common set.

3 thoughts on “Music to murder by

  1. Wow, now I tried to shoot a little glance at the playlist i usually have on while playing WoW with music on, and I feel an awful lot more agressive. My headphones are usually bouncing around to pretty harsh metal, no matter if I’m running terrified around in a battleground, or if I’m picking flowers in absolute peace. We all have our tastes I guess 😛

  2. Makes me think too that I should load up some heavy stuff, and kill some toons. We used to enjoy Prodigy while playing UT and Quake, so maybe all I’m missing is the music.

  3. Andrew:

    Thanks for the comments on my blog 🙂

    Loving your blog – ill have to add you to my blogroll.

    As for music while playing – if I’m just goofing around in game, maybe doing professions, or questing, or doing dailies, I have a mix that I have common across all my iPod’s (yes, I own multiple).

    I am a rather eclectic guy, so I listen to everything from Aerosmith to Iron Maiden to Lacuna Coil (BLEAH! Have you heard their new album?) to Enya to Tchaikovsky (my fav classical composer).

    When I am instancing, or raiding, I actually only listen to the sounds of my spells going off – partially because I don’t want music to distract me, but also because, somehow, it feels a little like being back in my high school band. You know, tap the foot to keep tempo? I never did that. I listened to the song being played and went with it. I guess I am kinda strange that way, but I “keep tempo” by listening to the sounds of my spells going off.

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