It’s finals week. The weather is beautiful and we’re all stuck in our caves, I mean rooms, studying away because we all decided to start two days before our final exams. For those of you that aren’t major procrastinators, I applaud you. Those who are better get studying! Here is a list of the best Pandora stations for studying.
For the tired student
Stations like Mumford and Sons and Mozart will only make you want to crawl into bed even faster. However, a station like Instrumental Hip-Hop will pump you up without distracting you or making you fall asleep! Trance and House Genre stations are great pick-me-ups as well.
For the movie-loving student
Did you know that there are multiple Harry Potter Pandora stations? Harry Potter Pandora plays film scores from the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even the Hunger Games movies. This is my personal favorite. Another favorite of mine is Lux Aertna Pandora which plays scores from the movie Requiem for a Dream. Other movie composers with stations are Hans Zimmer, Ramin Djwadi, and Thomas Newman.
For the coffee-addled-student-that’s-in-the-zone-and-can’t-be-distracted
Stations like Mozart and Pachelbel by Canon will get you in the zone, without distracting you with lyrics. These stations feature upbeat classical music. It’s also been studied that Mozart helps students with memorization and concentration, called “The Mozart Effect”.
For the easily distracted student with the attention span of a 3 year old
Students that are easily distracted can focus with stations like Clair de Lune by Debussy and Classical for Studying.
For the students that want interesting stations
Looking for something different but will still help get you in the zone? Check out Pachelbel Meets U2 and Tycho. Tycho plays mellow electronic music while Pachelbel Meets U2 plays artists like David Tolk and Yiruma. Tito Puente is a station that plays Afro-Latin music and is great for staying awake and upbeat. The Trance Genre station plays trance music from artists like Darude and Tiesto.
If a lot of these stations sound interesting to you, you can even add variety and combine multiple Pandoras. Good luck studying!