Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about this new song we can't stop listening to, or this new album flipping our wig, or an old favorite we rediscovered. So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities or are just curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we've been listening to this week. Keep reading to see which albums and songs were in heavy rotation, and then, of course, feel free to weigh in with your picks.
See also: - Our top five spins, week of November 12-16 - Our top five spins, week of November 5-9 - Our top five spins, week of October 29-November 2 - Our top five spins, week of October 22-26 - Our top five spins, week of October 15-19
SAMANTHA ALVIANI Elliott Smith - "Angel In The Snow" Simon and Garfunkel - "Blues Run The Game" Sufjan Stevens - "Casimir Pulaski Day" Mynabirds - "Greatest Revenge" Aretha Franklin - Aretha Sings The Blues
DAVE HERRERA A Boy and His Kite - A Boy and His Kite The Revelations featuring Tre' Williams - Concrete Blues Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Danny! - The Best of Danny! mixtape Will Hoge - "Goodnight / Goodbye"
PATRICK RODGERS The Side Steps Quintet - 48 Hours with the Side Steps Quintet Lee Fields & The Expressions - "Faithful Man" Savages - "Flying to Berlin" Lunice - "Hitmane's Anthem" Flume - "Holdin On"
MARK SANDERS Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger Captain Beefheart - Unconditionally Guaranteed Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City My Morning Jacket - "The Day is Coming" Six Organs of Admittance - The Sun Awakens
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