The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

So, what do PhD students listen to?

I'm kind of embarrassed about sharing my musical taste with you all, but Ceri insists I must! So, if you've ever wondered what museum studies PhD students listen to for inspiration then head over to the right-hand sidebar tout suite. Over to you Ceri... ;)


Ceri said...

Well Amy I am inspired that you listen to so much great music :) Since I cannot work out yet how to make a quilt thing and so you don't feel left out instead I am going to list the albums on my ipod to give you an idea of what I like to listen to whilst writing the PhD (I grew up in a house full of music so I cannot work in silence!)

A Strangely Isolated Place - Ulrich Schnauss
Advance - LFO
American Whip - Joy Zipper
Atol Scrap - Arovane
Back to Earth - Battle
Before and After Science - Brian Eno
Blue Album - Orbital
Blue Bell Knoll - Cocteau Twins
Busy Curious Thirsty - Spring Heel Jack
Clear - Bomb the Bass
Club NME Dancefloor Distortion - various
Cuckoo - Curve
Double Figure - Plaid
Empire - Kasabian
Felt Mountain - Goldfrapp
Firefly - Music from the TV series
Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys
Frequencies - LFO
Funeral - Arcade Fire
Geogaddi - Boards of Canada
Get Behind me Satan - White Stripes
Good Morning Spider - Sparklehorse
Hello Everything - Squarepusher
Isn't anything - My Bloody Valentine
Kasabian - Kasabian
Kick up the fire and let the flames break loose - Cooper Temple Clause
Leftism - Leftfield
Lilies - Arovane
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Martha Wainwright
Myths of the near future - the Klaxons
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
Poses - Rufus Wainwright
Revolution in me - Siobhan Doherty
See this through and leave - Cooper Temple Clause
Serenity - music from the film
Silent Shout - The Knife
Once upon a time - The Singles - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Souvlaki - Slowdive
Take me to God - Jah Wobble
The Freedom Spark - Larrikin Love
The Greatest - Cat Power
The Joshua Tree - U2
The Private Press - DJ Shadow
The Way of Curve - Curve
Three Fingers - the Rogers sisters
Uh huh her - PJ Harvey
Want one - Rufus Wainwright
Want two - Rufus Wainwright
Witching Hour - Ladytron
With love and squalor - We are scientists
Yesterday was dramatic, today was okay - Mum
Young for Eternity - The Subways
Yours to keep - Albert Hammond Jr

Also some random songs chosen at random:
Girl and the Sea - The Presets
Why - Carly Simon
Love and Pride - King
New Song - Howard Jones
Kool thing - Sonic Youth
Hunting High and Low - Aha
Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
Ooh La - the Kooks
Lets make love and listen to death from above - CSS
It's a fine day - Opus III
Pink Squares - I was a teenage boy scout
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
Sleepy Chicken - LFO
Suspicious character - Blood Arm
Standing in the Way of control - The Gossip

Amy (aka 'Attic') said...

Thanks Ceri - I no longer feel quite so 'exposed'. :) And I'm glad to see that there's someone else with 'Stand and Deliver' on their iPod. Oh, Adam Ant - I fear you're responsible for my penchant for pretty boys in eyeliner...!

Ceri said...

My plaster obsession as a child I think can also be attributed to Mr Ant as well as the eyeliner :)

Anna said...

Very clever Amy... Looks like a good mix of stuff to get you through the PhD! Although I haven't spotted a-ha yet (was very pleased to see that Ceri has 'hunting high and low!'). I'm more of a 'The Sun always shines on TV' fan myself!

Amy (aka 'Attic') said...

Ah (or should that be 'Aha'?)! But these are just my 'top albums'. In fact I had a little listen of 'Take On Me' when I got to the office this afternoon. ;)