Background music for these experiments was standardized to The Gorillaz
July 11, 2013 1:28 PM Subscribe
I'm spending the summer in the sunless basement of an academic building, doing biophysics research (which mostly entails dual-wielding pipetters and punching expensive machinery when it doesn't work). I'm fortunate that our lab is isolated enough that no one could ever complain about me playing music, and we have a very nice sound system. What kind of music pairs well with hard research? When I joined the lab it was all trance music, but that student left, and now there's a gap to be filled. Right now I just play the music I most enjoy, but I'd like for the music we play to give the lab some personality (I like to imagine that I'm acting in a science movie montage). Specific album recommendations would be best. Bonus points for stories of experiments going well (or horribly) with music.