Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

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

CORY CASCIATO David Bowie - Low Yeasayer - Fragrant World Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy Born in the Flood - If This Thing Should Spill

BRITT CHESTER Nas - Illmatic Gramatik - Beatz and Pieces Vol 2 JayZ - "Public Service Announcement" Ace of Base - "All That She Wants (ProJect Aspect remix)" Deadmau5 - 4x4=12

A.H. GOLDSTEIN Ween - Pure Guava Jackson Browne - The Pretender Bruce Springsteen - The River Bob Dylan - Rolling Thunder Revue Live 1975 Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred

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"

JOSIAH M HESSE Rod Stewart - "Handbags and The Gladrags" CSS - "Move" Mayhem - "Freezing Moon" Frank Sinatra - "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" Web Pierce - "There Stands The Glass"

NOAH HUBBELL Joey Badass ft. Ab-Soul - "Enter the Void" A-1 - "Speaker" Captain Murphy - Duality DMX - "Damien" D'Angelo - Voodoo

CORY LAMZ The Weeknd - Trilogy Supertramp - "Bloody Well Right" The Beach Boys - "Help Me, Rhonda" Ke$ha - "C'mon" Kylie Minogue - "Wow (The Abbey Road Sessions)"

BRAD LOPEZ Endwell - Punishment Asylumn - "Chemically Imbalanced" Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light Black Tusk - Set the Dial Red Fang - "Wires"

TOM MURPHY Death Grips - Exmilitary Ice Cube - Death Certificate NWA - Straight Outta Compton Crystal Castles - III Laibach - An Introduction to...Laibach

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

JON SOLOMON Brian Eno - Lux S. Carey - All We Grow Josef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch - Concerning the Entrance into Eternity Efterklang - Piramida Calexico - Algiers

AMBER TAUFEN The Roots - The Tipping Point DJ Cam - Lost & Found AK1200 - Prepare for Assault Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth Justin Martin - Ghettos & Gardens

ANTONIO VALENZUELA Myrical - "Ass Out" Unspoken Wordz feat Silla of TME - "Jello" Ray Reed - Suicide Cassidy - "The Diary of a Hustla" U.G.K. - "It's Supposed to Bubble"

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