I can't do any good schoolwork, either research, studying, or writing, without a musical stimulus in the background. Truth be told, I don't typically spend more than a conscious hour without some kind of beats, but I can do most things without music. Not so while I'm learning. I also know that really fast, upbeat music can get distracting sometimes, so I normally listen to quiet, depressing music, but this weekend I've become Emo Student. My record rotation while writing this weekend has been:
Johnny Cash - American Recordings I and IVI have the feeling I should be writing crappy poetry and drinking a lot of coffee. Well, a lot more coffee than usual, anyhow. For those of you out there still in school - or who can remember what school was like - what albums got you through deadline time?
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Depeche Mode - Violator
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Radiohead - Amnesiac