November 2011 – blogUT

A few weeks ago I asked U of T-ers (UT-ers?) on twitter to tell me what they listened to when they study.

Songs we like to listen to include:

  • The Long Way Home, by Norah Jones
  • Banquet, by Bloc Party
  • Levels, by Avicii
  • Ghost Division, Into the Fire, and Talvisota, by Sabaton
  • Marchin’ On, by OneRepublic
  • One Step At A Time, by Jordin Sparks
  • Animal, Miike Snow
  • Where You’re Coming From, Matt & Kim
  • Comme des enfant, Cœur de pirate

Some of us like to listen to certain artists too:

  • Yiruma
  • Bon Iver
  • The Pogues (This UTnian said that you can’t get better than drunk Brits singing!)
  • Drake, but only when he mentions Toronto.
  • Joe Hisaishi
  • Daft Punk
  • Epik High
  • Chris Botti

If you want previews of any of these songs, you can go look them up on Youtube. Personally, I like to use Grooveshark. It’s a site where you can listen to songs, artists and playlists that are completely customizable or sorted by genre. For those of us that don’t download (which is all of us right? *cough*), this is a better alternative to streaming Youtube videos, since streaming and buffering times are much faster.

We also have our very own CIUT 89.5FM, which features “alternative radio and interesting music.” It’s been on air since 1966, so give it a listen and support our U of T DJs and talk show hosts. Broadcasting out of Hart House, they aim to provide an alternative to mainstream radio and try to reflect the diversity of our community.

This is by no means a comprehensive list. I’m pretty sure our student body has a much more diverse and exotic playlist than what I have here. What do you listen to when you study? Tell us below!

If you listen to music while you study, and you don't jam on your computer… Well, I don't believe you.

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