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[Discussion Thread] Music and cubing

cubecraze1

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For me, it's very distracting if I don't like the song, or it's a very up-beat song. I can't have music blasting my ears out while solving.

But other than that, if it's relaxing music, I can deal with it. :p
 

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I also listen to music when I solve. I use it mainly as white noise because like other people have said, it's gets boring just cubing. But sometimes turning on the TV or watching YouTube videos also works for me.
Yeah, I watch youtube videos too, actually. And I usually solve faster when I'm watching a video (actually listening mostly and watching a bit between solves).
 

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Death metal, Prog metal, metal, Djent, Metal core, Hard core, Nu metal, Thall, Math core. pretty much all metal. I always seem to get faster times.
 

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Death metal, Prog metal, metal, Djent, Metal core, Hard core, Nu metal, Thall, Math core. pretty much all metal. I always seem to get faster times.
Love your music taste. And whoa, you also live in Washington? Cool.

I solve better without any music. But I still listen to it. :p
 

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Do either of you like Porcupine Tree or Opeth?
I hadn't heard of either of them before, so I looked up porcupine tree and just listened to parts of Anesthetize, Time Flies, and Fear of a Blank planet. I think I've heard Fear of a Blank Planet before, but I don't know where. I liked those songs, I'll look up some more, but first I'll look up Opeth. Look up Dead But Rising by Volbeat.
 

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I hadn't heard of either of them before, so I looked up porcupine tree and just listened to parts of Anesthetize, Time Flies, and Fear of a Blank planet. I think I've heard Fear of a Blank Planet before, but I don't know where. I liked those songs, I'll look up some more, but first I'll look up Opeth. Look up Dead But Rising by Volbeat.
Anesthetize and Fear of a Blank Planet are wonderful. I'm definitely not a fan of Time Flies, or really anything off that album. The Incident (the album that Time Flies is on) is one of the only albums by them I don't like too much. Listen to Trains, which is their most popular song, as well as Stop Swimming or Sentimental, which are a couple of my personal favorites. :)

By Opeth, the song Blackwater Park will do nicely.

Dead but Rising is seriously unbelievable. Wow. I've seen the name Volbeat everywhere, but somehow never stumbled upon a song that I liked. The guitars are great. The vocals will take a bit of getting used to, but I can tell that they're excellent also.
 

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Anesthetize and Fear of a Blank Planet are wonderful. I'm definitely not a fan of Time Flies, or really anything off that album. The Incident (the album that Time Flies is on) is one of the only albums by them I don't like too much. Listen to Trains, which is their most popular song, as well as Stop Swimming or Sentimental, which are a couple of my personal favorites. :)

By Opeth, the song Blackwater Park will do nicely.

Dead but Rising is seriously unbelievable. Wow. I've seen the name Volbeat everywhere, but somehow never stumbled upon a song that I liked. The guitars are great. The vocals will take a bit of getting used to, but I can tell that they're excellent also.
I also like that porcupine tree has the balls to put out really long songs unlike other bands. I just looked up Opeth and listened to The Grand Conjuration, which I didn't like as much and Porcelain Hearts which was amazing and I will definitely listen to more. I'm glad that you liked Volbeat, yeah I believe that the singer Michael Paulson is from Norway, but tries to sing with an American accent, so that's why the Vocals are kind've weird. Try out Still Counting, The Hangman's Body Count or Lola Montez.
 

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not a huge fan of volbeat, but i have listened to Opeth from time to time, but if i'm going to listen to Opeth id rather listen to Meshugga.
 
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i used to speedcube listening J-rock or J-pop, you know, the openings and ending of Naruto, Bleach and other Animes, when i was at 1:30.00+ it was great because I really made and effort for to finish the cube before the song end, when i got faster, like 40 seconds or less, it lost any sense, there are not good songs of j-rock or j-pop of less than 40 seconds or less than 30 seconds!!!, now , when i want to focus better i do several solves hearing vivaldi, mozart or beethoven, sometimes my averages improves a little bit from normal doing this...
 
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