Almost like coffee, music is a must when I’m writing (well, for me it is). Mood Music! It could be calming music or EPIC!, but no matter what I’m writing or how I’m feeling, one thing’s for sure is my writing music has little-to-no lyrics. It’s about the music, the instruments, and my story is the lyrics. Cheesy, no? And I’m a creature of habit, I find something/someone I like, I stick with it. So, one or two of these composers will make an appearance on this list more than once.


My top ten favorite soundtracks to listen to while I’m writing is the official long-ass title to this top-ten segment. So let’s get started.

10. Honorable Mention, Albums/Playlists
-808’s & Heartbreak, Kanye West
-I Love You, Dude, Digitalism
-Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
-2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
-San Halo playlist

9. The Lord of the Rings, Howard Shore

8. The Social Network, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

7. Star Trek (2009), Michael Giacchino

6. Super 8, Michael Giacchino

5. Lost (season 1), Michael Giacchino

4. Game of Thrones (season 1), Ramin Djawadi

3. Tron: Legacy, Daft Punk

2. Man of Steel, Hans Zimmer

1. Interstellar, Hans Zimmer


-M. Sydnor Jr.