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for those who find it hard to focus in silence…
In times of intense concentration – like when you’re trying to write a 2,500-word essay on the aims of Freudian psychoanalysis and its connection to the Romantic conception of authorship – sometimes silence is anything but golden.
A brain-boosting (but non-distracting) playlist on your iPod, on the other hand, is!
So for others who find silence utterly distracting, here are my top five fade-into-the-background-and-keep-you-going albums – ranked in order of focus-friendliness…
The Nina Simone Story [disk 1], Nina Simone
Amelie Soundtrack, Various Artists
Moo You Bloody Choir, Augie March
Veneer, Jose Gonzalez
Strange Bird, Augie March