Music for (long) Road Trips

As you may know, the ability to think increases by 20-40% if you listen to great music in the background. Hereby you reward yourself immediately as man is trained just to do things if he is rewarded in one way or another. Listening to music is somehow a way to fool your brain and let the thinking flow. On long road trips, any kind of travel or whenever you have the time to think and want to think instead of meditating, you should listen to music. I made a list of albums which I would recommend anyone driving a car on long road trips. Instead of being bored, these Albums will stimulate your thinking in an incredible effective way – much better than you ever thought. Some of them r tough stuff, so it will take you a while to get into them, but then it will be even more effective. This list is not the final list, it’s just a list of albums that I do know work on long trips:

Suzuki – Tosca; Shirley Bassey – The Remix Album – Diamonds are forever; Nils Petter Molvaer – Recoloured; Sade – Lovers Live; Vampire Weekend – Contra; Rockers HiFi – The Black Album; Squarepusher – Hello Everything; Trentemoller – The last resort; Propellerheads – DecksDrumsandRocknRoll; Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet; DJ CAM – DJ Kicks; Bullit – Lalo Schifrin – Original Soundtrack to the epic Steve McQueen movie, great sound when you drive! Dirty Harry – Lalo Schifrin – Original Soundtrack; Daft Punkt – Alive 2007; Orbital – Insides; Hans Zimmer – Dark Knight & Gladiator OST; Paul Oakenfold – Bunkka; Pink Floyd – Wish you where here; Kid Loco – DJ Kicks; Koop – Waltz for Koop; Kruder & Dorfmeister – the K&D Sessions; Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend; DJ Kicks – Terranova; all Brazilian Girls albums such as “Talk to la Bomb” or their debut “Brazilian Girls”; Björk – Homogenic; Herbie Hancock – The new Standard; Eels – Souljacker; Feist – Reminder; Nirvana – Nevermind; Metallica – Black Album; Rage against the Machine – Killing in the Name of; Rammstein – Albums (they are somehow all the same…); Audioslave – Audioslave; Prodigy – The Fat of the Land; Grace Jones – Island Life.

If your mood is down and somehow you feel more like crying, the following piece can help to comfort your soul again: Tosca – Suzuki; Massive Attack – Mezzanine; Massive Attack – 100th Window; Massive Attack – Blue Lines; J.S. Bach – Matthäuspassion with conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt, J.S. Bach – Goldberg Variationen (Glenn Gould); United 93 – John Powell, etc.

Try them out – hope it works for you as well! And let me know which ones you prefer or which ones you can add to the list above. Cheers – BuZza!

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