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What kind of music do you listen to while coding? 🎧

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Howdy DEV fam! πŸ‘‹πŸ» What's good?

Today's discussion topic is really simple: What kind of music (in terms of music genre), do you listen to while coding? Or do you prefer no music at all? πŸ€”

Let me know in the comments below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I'll go first! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I don't mind music while coding, but I prefer music with no/minimal lyrics. Lofi works well for me, but I also enjoy a Trap mix or maybe even an EDM mix. 😁

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Anik

Yeah if there are lyrics it's going to seriously distract me. I'm unable to think about logic / code while English words are being spoken / sung. Easier when it's a language I don't understand but even then it's hard.

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Lisa Armstrong

I always think the lyrics are deeper and more profound when you don't understand them. Lol!

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Nabeel Asif

facts

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Mahesh Pawar

Most of the time I listen to freeCodeCamp Radio. Another one playlist on Spotify Lo-Fi Beats.

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Nafis Nahiyan

You are like Richard From Silicon Valley! HEHEHHE! :p

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

For me it's mostly the spotify playlist "to do list"

open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF...

If it's not that focus heavy I'll listen to some country most of the time

open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

P.S.: Where have you been early birdie? We missed you around here 😒

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Holiday for the kids β˜€ and yesterday was kingsday in the Netherlands 😎😎🧑

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Figured (we "celebrate" it here too 🀭)! Hope you enjoyed the day! 😁 And welcome back!

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Love to let everything dev related go from time to time, but not too long πŸ˜‰

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

DEVinitely healthy to do so! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Awesome! Country music huh? πŸ€”

Thanks for sharing @jmdejager ! 😁

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Atulit Anand

I guess first time we get to tell about the posts she accidentally forgot lol.
My dear friend I present you with,
The Best programming music collection.

Thank me later : )

@coffeestasia Hope you won't mind.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I took notice of it, I was just wondering what the folks around here prefer. Hence this discussion 😊

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Atulit Anand • Edited on

Glad to hear that.
Idk the general opinion but I think listing to music while working makes it feel like a montage of sort, not a fan of that.
Generally I work for some time then either I listen to Eminem or watch some web series (mostly Fresh Prince on a loop) πŸ˜„

Pretty weird I know . Lol
Hope I'm not the only one doing that...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

That's alright too! Not everyone likes listening to music while coding.

Thanks for sharing you thoughts 😊

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Atulit Anand

Appreciate that.

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Anastasia πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ • Edited on

Of course not! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Shaquil Maria

Well I might be one of the odd ones, but I listen most of the times to either reggaeton, bachata or r&b. I find that they have a vivid rhythm that helps with the way I think. I've tried lo-fi, slowed-reverb and instrumental, but for coding they don't feel rightπŸ˜…. I listen to those when doing creative stuff that require less brain power.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Lo-fi happens to make me sleepy most of the time! πŸ˜‚ I understand πŸ’― why you need something upbeat when coding!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts @theowlsden ! πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Alyx007

Oh my! I also listen a lot of reggaeton, salsa and bachata. While coding it gives good vibe and I am not "stiff" :D

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Shaquil Maria

While coding it gives good vibe and I am not "stiff"

Exactly! xD

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Mahesh Pawar

Most of the time I listen to freeCodeCamp Radio.
I also have some favourite playlists on Spotify:

  1. Lo-Fi Beats
  2. Jazz in the Background
  3. Peaceful Piano
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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Oh, I wasn't aware of fCCRadio πŸ€” thanks for sharing! 😁

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Nefo Fortressia

I rarely listen to music while coding lol

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Any reason why? πŸ€”

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Nefo Fortressia • Edited on

Well, first of all. I don't have good taste of music.

Secondly, whenever I code I mostly forget to listen to some music.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I don't have good taste of music.

LOL, why would that matter? πŸ€”

whenever I code I mostly forget to listen to some music.

It happens to the best of us! Sometimes I "forget" too, then I think: "Hmm, ain't it quite around here..." and I put some music on πŸ˜‚

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Nefo Fortressia

LOL, why would that matter? πŸ€”
'Cuz listening to same music over and over again is boring.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Ah, that's what you meant...

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Nefo Fortressia

Btw, if you want to ask what's my favourite music is, it's "Under No Flag" from Battlefield V

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Sebastian StΓΌwe

I can't listen to music while coding, it distracts me too much - I start following the different instruments and harmonics instead of focusing on my coding. Nothing I can do about it, it's this weird brain I got... :)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I can definitely relate to some degree! πŸ˜…

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Naseki

What's with everyone asking about music for devs lately... πŸ€”

I honestly listen to a lot of different genres and would pick basically anything. I even have the tendency to loop one song for a whole day. My comment in another music-related post mentioned jazz, ambient, breakcore, and math rock, but I can name a ton more genres haha. I'm also not picky with lyrics or no lyrics if I'm already familiar with the songs.

I also don't really listen to playlists that often, I'm more of an album person. Can't say I've recently picked up an album either though. :p I've mostly been either looping 1 song or listening to my own playlists to see if they flow well before publishing them in public. Said playlists are short and narrative so not really worth sharing here, I believe.

If I had to pick 1 album to share here, I'd go for this: open.spotify.com/album/7ALFR4o9ZXf...

That was a lot of talking... πŸ˜³πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

What's with everyone asking about music for devs lately... πŸ€”

My bad if this one's repetitive or redundant. It was a thought I had since last week but I'm only posting about it now. I'm late to the party, I know πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Despite that, thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😊 Seems like you are quite flexible when it comes to music!

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Naseki

Nah, I'd gladly talk about music over and over again. :p It's a pretty common topic, just surprising that several people have talked about it recently on here. I was just wondering if something was happening that I wasn't aware of.

But yeah, I like broadening my horizons when it comes to genres! I also keep a list of albums I've listened to, but then again, I kinda have a list of everything. Now I must kindly leave because I write another wall of text about music--

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

It's a pretty common topic, just surprising that several people have talked about it recently on here. I was just wondering if something was happening that I wasn't aware of.

Our minds are synchronizing! 😜

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Rushan S J

Well, I just listen to hard bass 😁

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Aaron Reese • Edited on

Jeremy Soule Skyrim remixes on youtube

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Austin Ewens

I’m currently using a 10 hour loop of Secunda by him!

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Jelle Smeets

It really depends, on focus-heavy work I like things that do not have any lyrics. I usually put on some classical or deep-house. Otherwise, it depends on my mood and can range from hip-hop/rock/pop/etc. My favorite album while spring is beginning is Van Morrison - Down the road. But that is just a guilty pleasure.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

It really depends, on focus-heavy work I like things that do not have any lyrics.

Oh, it's the same for me! πŸ˜‚ Heavy lyrics makes me sing a long, and well, not get the job done!

Thanks for joining in @smeetsmeister ! 😁

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Khaled Charkie

Post rock and ambient

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Austin Ewens

If you haven’t listened to the Depature Songs album by Hammock already, you should definitely check it out. chef’s kiss Perfection.

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Khaled Charkie

Of course i did.. It is amazing

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Ashwin Dixit

Here's a longish playlist I created. It's called "Music to Code With".
It includes music without lyrics, and minimal vocals. It'll keep the mood going for a long coding session!

music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...

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Siddharth

I like songs with minimal lyrics with some peaks where the song becomes loud all of a sudden. I suggest Trampoline, or if you want something heavier Rolling in the deep.

When I'm really focused, I don't really mind which songs because I don't hear the songs too well, maybe just the melodies or stuff.

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Johann • Edited on

I really like calm classical pieces for coding. For example modern ones by Avo PΓ€rt, Max Richter and Einaudi or even Beethoven and Chopin.
Lofi Hiphop or Jazz are always fine and, don't laugh too much - the Minecraft Soundtrack ;)

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Gabriel Laroche (he/they)

It depends on what I'm doing specifically, if I need to really focus it's either lofi hip hop or no music at all, but the rest of the time I listen to my discover weekly playlist on spotify or punk rock

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Well said! For me it tends to depend on the task at hand. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😁

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Thank you for sharing! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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pontakornth
  • Lofi music for studying
  • Danganronpa F OST Either Sweet coffee or all we have is time and snow
  • YOASOBI Music (Racing into the night, Halzion, Comet) If you understand Japanese, you might consider not listen to it. The lyric is about sensitive topic.
  • Ace attorney: Cross examination
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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Formidable list! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Lo-fi makes me sleepy sometimes πŸ˜‚ but I still enjoy it despite that!

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immanjil

Well sort of on a schedule.
Early morning start with some Good source news - BBC, NPR
Later after the news some Sports, market and extra podcasts
after lunch Music like Reggaton, K pop or R&B - something that pumps up my blood for the rest of the day :)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author • Edited on

LOL, news is definitely not on my radar. Makes me very depressed! πŸ˜•

something that pumps up my blood for the rest of the day :)

Oh, for sure! 😁

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!Kanade.san

Nice to ask.
Im recently listening to smooth jazz from paul desmond, jim hail, gerry mulligant. sometimes i prefer listening to ambient-like or general j-pop song depends on my mood and situation (ΰΈ…>Ο‰<*ΰΈ…)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Sounds soothing! 😊 Thanks for sharing!

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eccentricnode

I listen to everything, and nothing in particular πŸ₯΄πŸ˜‚.

Recommendations:
Shingo Nakamura's remix of Blugazer's Ethereal Concepts (here's a mix youtu.be/WYp9Eo9T3BA). If you're into any kind of mixes, I highly recommend anything Shingo Nakamura does, or Ben BΓΆhmer (link: youtu.be/_jWp5RpEjt0)

I like contemporary classical music. So, try JΓ³hann JΓ³hannssons, "Flight From the City" (link: youtu.be/aXlx-YnvgKU)

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Tom Stine

Mynoise.net for any type of environmental or "zen" type sound (singing bowls, Japanese garden, etc). If I need to up my tempo, hard driving bass helps. And a trick to get your brain to minimize outside distractions (and even thoughts): make a short playlist of songs you know really well. Put on repeat. By the second repeat, you will quit singing along and start to block out the words. And some of your own distracting thoughts. :) Also works well with songs in a language you don't know.

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Ronaldo S.A. Batista

Instrumental upbeats like the awesome mixes of Jim TV Channel : youtube.com/channel/UCT5RMcRGa32Th...

And sometimes when the vibe is different I love the Instrumental Hip Hop Mixes, the rafi:ki channel is a gem: youtube.com/user/Rafi111sf

Video Games soundtracks are amazing too, highly recommend any of the Assassin's Creed

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Kasper MrΓ³z

I recently discovered Bo Hansson’s Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings - I love how trippy and brain-stimulating it is!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Oh wow! 😱 Got a link you can share?

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Sweet! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Hoang Nhat

I listen to Rock/MetalCore while doing the coding, sometime lofi

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commdao

I am REALLY BAD at multitasking, so if I listen to real music (i.e. songs with lyrics, strong melodical composition) I'll get too distracted. Lofi is safe but... kind of boring for me.

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Ignacio Zsabo

Lo-Fi helps me to concentrate surprisingly when writing code and also 90s hip-hop too.

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Timo Sarkar

I listen usually a mix between EDM, Power Dubstep and Power Metal xD. You should try Powerwolf and Sirenz.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Sounds lit πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚ Thanks for dropping by! Will be sure to check these out! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Timo Sarkar

Thanks ❀️❀️❀️

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jonasbn

I have been listening to electronica for coding for a long time. I can really recommend some of the streams from Soma fm like "Deep Space One", "Drone Zone" or "Space Station Soma". At some point I came across musicforprogramming.net/ which btw the way has an awesome UI. It is available in many places and it is even available as a podcast, I even got it listed on here on dev. I am maintain my own Spotify playlist "/Music/Hacking" for those of you which prefer electronica for focus and zone work

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Lisa Armstrong

I have a playlist of music that gets me through the day, a variety of toe-tapping tunes for background noise.
It's a work in progress, it's fun to dump different music in there.
open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJxIye6...

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myleftshoe

I don't need any additional music - my code is music😁

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myleftshoe

When I'm in the mood for pop music I code in javascript. For metal/industrial i code in C.

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Szechuan SaaS • Edited on

I definitely appreciate a good mix while I code, something on Soundcloud like this: soundcloud.com/wavy-culture/groovymix

Follow me to learn more about Ruby and projects in React.js as well as GoLang! @swesharif27

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Pandz18

I preferably listen to indie/orchestral/jazz/opera/Lo-fi music when I’m doing something that I kinda have to pay attention too and if it’s a no brainer task I listen to hip-hop .

A question too : How do you create the numbered list which goes to different posts ?

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Chris Sissons

I listen to a wide variety, though mostly metal and electronic. Lyrics distract me when I'm working through complicated logic or when I'm writing text (documentation, emails).

My go-to streaming sites are radiou.com/battery/, somafm
com, di.fm, and music.youtube.com.

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Prashant Chaudhari

I mostly listen to Lo-Fi. Recently I found star wars lofi and it is just awesome 🎡.
also there is a surprise from Spotify. I didn’t know until recently but when you play Star wars music in Spotify the progress bar would turn into lightsaber. It is soo cool 😍

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Felipe Schossler

Definitely Chillstep and Lo-fi beats. Without coffee and this type of music I'm nothing in my job πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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pris stratton

Drone or ambient artists if not one of those coding or chill out YouTube videos. I really like those three hour Blade Runner ambient videos on YT.

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Xavin616

I enjoy EDM mainly and a bit of classic too.

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Luca Argentieri

I liste music without voices or stuff like : open.spotify.com/track/3HEn14GqygL...

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Reli

I usally listen to the lainon.life cyberia radio, and the cafΓ© sometimes, but when I don't want to listen that radio just search for a lofi stream on youtube.

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Anik

Mostly lofi synth stuff because it's low energy, chill, helps me stay calm and focused. Synthwave is also fun when I have more energy, a clear idea of what I'm doing, and just need to focus and crunch out some code, but good synthwave is hard to find.

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Thomas Step

I tend to listen to music with a faster beat that I can get into a rhythm with which ends up mostly being electronic or metal of some sort.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Sounds about right! Upbeat music helps me get in the mood! 😁

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Andrew Baisden

Lately it has been lots of anime soundtracks haha... But I do like hans zimmer and normal music too like hip hop, r&b etc...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Anime soundtracks would definitely steal my attention! πŸ˜… Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts!

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Fahmi Noor Fiqri

I play everything in my playlist in shuffle mode. You can expect classical, EDM, rock, anime covers, K-pop, and other genre as well.

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