Uncle Tupelo's "No Depression" is my personal favourite.
Such a great band!
gets me to work faster than anything else too
I use it as my go to headphone album for doing an hour on the exercise bike, it really helps to keep me going.
Sonic Youth usually does the trick.
racing paced songs, big choruses, loud and rocking without ever being harsh
just good clear pulse quickening heavy metal
I know we're all supposed to be pissing our pants about some pictures the guy drew or some corny bullshit, I don't even know what, but You're Nothing is excellent.
or Japandroids/Bob Mould/Dinosaur Jr/something in that kinda vein. If I hate the world, then Death Grips.
Maudlin mornings call for Planes Mistaken For Stars
The rare uptempo morning calls for Torche