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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's not surprising that the most common (and 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 December 24-28 - Our top five spins, week of December 17-21 - Our top five spins, week of December 10-14

SAMANTHA ALVIANI Dirty Projectors - Two Doves Princess Music - White Wave Black Books - The Big Idea The Shins - The Past and Pending Anna Lee - Levon Helm

CORY CASCIATO The Used - Vulnerable Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump Blur - 13 Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside Long E, short e - "Unlike a Machine"

A.H. GOLDSTEIN Theodore Bikel - Songs of a Russian Gypsy Pogues - "Limerick Rake" Cannonball Adderly - "Sabbath Prayer" Lumineers - Lumineers Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline

JOSIAH M HESSE The Book of Mormon - "All American Prophet" Rodriguez - "Sugar Man" LCD Soundsystem - "Drunk Girls" Grandmaster Melle Mel - "White Lines (Don't Do It)" Bob Dylan - "Simple Twist of Fate"

BRAD LOPEZ NORA - Loser's Intuition Miles Away - "Rain Eyes" Beloved - "Only Our Faces Hide" Your Memorial - "Endeavor for Purpose" Propagandhi - "Anti-Manifesto"

TOM MURPHY The Police - Ghost in the Machine Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits Unwound - Live Leaves The VSS - Nervous Circuits + 25:37 Bikini Kill - Bikini Kill EP

MARK SANDERS The Hold Steady - "The Sweet Part of the City" South San Gabriel - "I Feel Too Young to Die" Grinderman - "Worm Tamer" The Weeknd - "What You Need" Shuggie Otis - "Strawberry Letter 23"

AMBER TAUFEN Bonobo - Black Sands Guy Gerber - Fabric 64 Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine Eminem - Encore Tosca - Delhi 9

ANTONIO VALENZUELA Tytanik - "Ain't Got No Love" 2MX2 feat Rebel Diaz - "Si Se Puede" Duncan - "Don't Wanna Go Home" Terrell Matheny - "Whipped Cream" Slam 1 feat D-Loc - "Helicopter Boyz"

KELSEY WHIPPLE Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman - "Time to Say Goodbye" Dolphin - Поговорим о Сексе Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary Amon Tobin - Out from Out Where


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