+1 for Planet Rock here too! My (perfectly valid) excuse is that it's a constant tester of the Internet connection... ;)
+1 for Planet Rock here too
Currently got this album on loop - very relaxing and something everyone in the office seems to enjoy :)
iTunes - Music - Islands
During free lessons I have whatever is on my phone - currently listening to the Tron Legacy soundtrack (and have done for months). I find it relaxing. Otherwise it will be Jarre, Einaudi or something else peaceful.
If I am working in a loud area then I will plug in my headphones and listen to the music. Nobody minds here. I have had music on in the classroom when the pupils are working (mostly ALevel pupils). This tends to be Jarre - nothing too loud our beaty. The kids often ask can they have their music on. On rare occasions I have let them - especially if it is a new album that isn't too loud or beaty for a classroom.
Norah Jones is always received well in my alevel classes as is Alicia Keys.
I love music when I'm working.
I'm one of these people that finds it easier to concentrate when there is music on, I don't know why - hopefully I'm not the only one :)
I also find it easier to work when i have music on and sometimes helps me concentrate more as i can block everything out if i need to. Plus it cuts out the drone of computer fans that are constantly on in our office. We have an office radio on with the local station tuned in, but when i get bored of the presenters constantly talking i like to stick my headphones on and listen to my own music. Usually with just one headphone in though so i can listen to anything that might be going on in the office.
I listen to XFM. Traffic & travel is obviously about London but they play a good mix of music that I like. They're currently playing Big Audio Dynamite's E=MC2!
We have Radio 1 on in the office all day. in the summer will be either my ipod or kiss fm and it will be turned up a lot louder as well!!
Radio 1 on in the office here all day, finance office have Radio 2 on. During holidays i'll use youtube or itunes to play other stuff much louder.
Radio 2 most of the morning, especially for Popmaster!!!