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.
Dirty Projectors - Two Doves
Princess Music - White Wave
Black Books - The Big Idea
The Shins - The Past and Pending
Anna Lee - Levon Helm
The Used - Vulnerable
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Blur - 13
Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside
Long E, short e - "Unlike a Machine"
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"
NORA - Loser's Intuition
Miles Away - "Rain Eyes"
Beloved - "Only Our Faces Hide"
Your Memorial - "Endeavor for Purpose"
Propagandhi - "Anti-Manifesto"
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
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"
Bonobo - Black Sands
Guy Gerber - Fabric 64
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Eminem - Encore
Tosca - Delhi 9
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"
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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