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April 24, 2012 5:59 PM Subscribe
Help me write a research paper all at once by providing me with the ultimate late-night write-a-thon soundtrack. Pop/Dance/Electronica edition, specifications within.
posted by Scientist to media & arts (29 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
So the end of the semester is coming up, and of course there is that one major project that I've been semi-ignoring over the course of the semester and which I will now have to go into crunch mode in order to complete on time. (It's a fifteen-page survey of the family Cactaceae, if you must know.) As all of you who have been in this position before are no doubt aware, one of the critical components for the success of this project (aside from copious amounts of strong black tea and possibly a furtive cigarette or two out on the porch) is a quality soundtrack. That's where you come in.
I have recently discovered that nothing gets me in a mood for midnight productivity like poppy, electronic dance music. I'm talking the kind of stuff that you would hear in a club in Miami or Ibiza or wherever it is that they listen to this kind of thing. You see, I don't know anything about this genre and until very recently thought that I more or less despised all contemporary pop music. Which I still mostly do, at least if I listen to the lyrics.
Lyrical content, in this case, is totally unimportant. What I want is driving electronic dance beats that will make my thoughts fly like rockets and my heart race at 200bpm. I don't care if it's in English, in fact it may even be better if it's not. There must be plenty of melody, plenty of rhythm, and plenty of exhortation to dance (or write) the night away.
Also, critically, I need to be able to string your recommendations into a YouTube playlist so that I can easily automate the process of aggregating and listening to these songs with minimal curating effort. I'm not looking to add this stuff to my permanent collection, and I'm not looking to go out and buy albums or get any kind of education in the genre (though that may happen as a side-effect of tonight's experiment). What I want is links to YouTube clips of specific tracks that I can add to an ever-growing playlist as I work my way through the night.
Get to it, hivemind! Hit me with your hottest tracks! I will periodically return to the thread and provide feedback by Besting the tracks that work best for me. Many millions of thanks for your tireless efforts!