Music to play in the office

Dear offices that play music,

What does your office play? My office plays no music, but I find it interesting what other office force their employees to listen to. Sometimes it’s just one station. Other times, it’s a group decision. Rule29, a design firm in the west burbs of Chicago posted their top five album list from the past year:

5. The Killers

4. Eric Hutchinson

3. Maroon 5

2. Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack

1. Walk the Line Soundtrack

What’s your office play?

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Tom Saaristo
13 years ago

My office doesn’t play any music either. Some of us have radios at our desks, but complaints by (jealous) employees prevent me from playing mine. I’ve mentioned before that at my old job the IT guys put iTunes on everybody’s computers. That was pretty sweet. I do think having music in the office is a good thing, but I can see the problem if music is piped in and everybody wants to hear something different, or management doesn’t take a consensus.

Sparx
13 years ago

I listen to whatever Pandora thinks I’m gonna like. It’s been getting that pretty wrong lately.. but still.

Andre Alforque
13 years ago

Liars — I always hear the bass thumping from the ceiling here on 13. You guys need to keep the partying to a minimum. 😉 My friend is sick and tired of his coworkers selection of music: jazz and really really really bad 80’s music. Unfortunately, he cannot wear headphones because he needs to listen for the intercom.

Andre Alforque
13 years ago

Yes, I was very jealous of your club. I was so relieved when they finally ordered mechanical pencils on 13. I think I’ve heard a chair race once. Either that, or someone was throwing around a monitor or something. Nearly everyone on 13 wears headphones. It’s funny trying to get people’s attention. Most people use IM. I sometimes use paper airplanes.

unlikelymoose
13 years ago

No music is played at my office and I love it. Silence is beauty. My former cubicle neighbor would rarely blast music through his headphones. I still remember the day when he was blasting Counting Crowes through his headphones and it drove me nuts. It’s also quite annoying when you can barely hear someone else’s music. Often just a bass is heard and it’s like a little gerbil clawing very slowly at my ankles.

unlikelymoose
13 years ago

I’m certain that I fall into a certain category. I don’t like to listen to my favorite music at work cuz I don’t want the music to be tainted by work.

Abhay Shah
Abhay Shah
13 years ago

I just stream Bloomberg radio at my desk.

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

My office doesn’t allows us to play music while working.

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