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This sounds pretty weird, but apparently works for some people: http://www.fastcompany.com/3030502/agendas/the-new-playlist-for-more-productive-work-video-game-soundtracks

Michel X.

For writing, usually some good old melodic death metal on shuffle. For reading, I usually pick an artist or an album (not necessarily MDM--I do like *some* other things) and put it on repeat. My reading-listening varies according to my mood. My writing-listening doesn't: the music accurately reflects my writing mood, and does a good job of setting the tone and pace.

I won't claim that it'll work for everyone, but it works for me.

Marcus Arvan

Michel: nice. :) I definitely buy the claim that death metal can inspire energy. Not that *I* can listen to it, but I definitely see how it could work. ;)

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