This is a playlist of my favorite music for studying, reading, and generally getting crap crossed off my many checklists.
I’ve been working on it for several years, and it contains music (all non-lyrical) from a wide variety of genres and sources, including video game/anime/movie soundtracks. At the moment, it’s got about 200 songs for you to choose from.
Need even more study music?
Here are a few options.
Brain.fm – music designed specifically to help you focus more effectively. It works really well for me, and I use it for around 50% of my research, writing, and reading sessions – the other half are mostly done with the playlist above. Clicking that link will get you a 4-week unlimited trial, and it’ll also support College Info Geek if you decide to subscribe afterward.
Sunday Study – my alternative study music playlist on Spotify. New tracks added every Sunday.
Piano Study Playlist – if you’re in the mood for a more consistent playlist, check out this one full of solo piano tracks.
Coffitivity – sometimes I’m in the mood for ambient noise instead of music, and the sounds of a bustling coffee shop are my personal favorite type.
Noisli – an ambient noise generator that lets you create your own mix using sounds like rain, thunder, fan, and white/brown/pink noise.
Work Vibes – my personal playlist of “getting-stuff-done” music. Most of the tracks here have vocals, so I wouldn’t read or study intently with them. But they’re great for crushing emails, working on design projects, or doing other work where I simply need to execute quickly.
Tom’s Workout Playlist – a collection of the tracks that usually accompany me to the gym.