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 October 29-November 2 - Our top five spins, week of October 22-26 - Our top five spins, week of October 15-19 - Our top five spins, week of October 8-12 - Our top five spins, week of October 1-7
CORY CASCIATO Doug Hilsinger/Caroleen Beatty -Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Bauhaus - "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" Blur - "Tender" Guided by Voices - "Glad Girls"
DAVE HERRERA The Gromet - Barren The Holyfelds - Title Stealers Kendrick Lamar - good kid m.A.A.d city Cody ChesnuTT - "Everybody's Brother" The Revelations featuring Tre Williams - "I Don't Want to Know"
NOAH HUBBELL Kendrick Lamar - "The Jig is Up" Earl Sweatshirt - "Chum" Captain Murphy - "Immaculation" Pusha T, Raekwon, Joell Ortiz & Danny Brown - "Tick Tock" Travis Barker & Yelawolf - "Whistle Dixie"
PATRICK RODGERS Vex Ruffin - "I'm Creative" Suicide Silence - "Slaves to Substance" (Mantis Deathstep Remix) Shock - "Heaven" Nas - "Life's a Bitch" ft. AZ (Legion of Doom Remix) Tony Castles - Sharon Stone EP
ANTONIO VALENZUELA Scarface - "Hand of the Dead Body" TC Crook - "Kush and Coffee" Certified Playaz Committee - "Toast 2 the Life" Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre - "Compton" Galactic featuring Mystikal & Mannie Fresh - "Move Fast"
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