Friday Playlist: Concentration Jams


When it comes time to concentrate, do you demand absolute silence? Do you scroll right to the experimental free jazz? This is what we put in our earholes.

Illustration by Minna

Illustration by Minna

Conceived and edited by Emily G.


  • awkwardblackgirl May 25th, 2013 12:33 AM

    Schools over! I won’t need to concentrate for another few months ;)

  • jenaimarley May 25th, 2013 1:00 AM

    Yes Ravi Shankar!
    His collaboration Passages with Philip Glass is also absolutely phenomenal.

  • visibleboxerline May 25th, 2013 3:08 AM

    Thank you yet again Rookie!! just yesterday I actually googled “music for studying” and I can safely say I would’ve done better in my history exam, had I had this playlist yesterday.

  • indaslicht May 25th, 2013 5:58 AM

    i haven’t listened to this yet but omfg beach house!!! radiohead!!! ALEXANDRE DESPLAT!!! interpol!!!
    this is so great!!!!!! i’m totally gonna finish my overdue algebra homework to this

  • Sophie ❤ May 25th, 2013 6:33 AM

    This is a SUPERB PLAYLIST! Thank u so much rookie!


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  • LeavesThatAreGreen May 25th, 2013 8:59 AM

    Perfect! I’m preparing for the final spurt of this year…

  • glitter riot May 25th, 2013 1:17 PM

    Rookie thank you so much! I need this to get through the last few assignments before I graduate high school. I can’t seem to focus on them when freedom seems so close, and my teachers are starting to get pissed off because i’m handing in everything late.

  • elliecp May 25th, 2013 7:08 PM

    I intend to listen to this on repeat while doing my art coursework…such a perfect collection of songs

  • A Beautiful Tragic May 26th, 2013 2:28 AM

    School’s over. This won’t be necessary for now. I bookmarked this page though, for future study uses. AMAZING PLAYLIST by the way.

  • Annabelle May 27th, 2013 5:57 PM

    Wow! This playlist was everything I needed. Intense brainwave stimulation and soothing Beach House aaaaaaahhhhh

  • Jen L. May 29th, 2013 1:41 PM

    Eeeeee Purity Ring! Yes, Yes, Yes.

  • serpentinevalentine June 8th, 2013 9:44 AM

    Revising for my A2 modules atm and this playlist is absolutely great :) Thanks Rookie!