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.
CORY CASCIATO My Morning Jacket - "Xmas Curtain" The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York" Owl Stretching - "Fuck You It's Christmas" Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick - "2600" They Might Be Giants - "Santa's Beard"
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Max Richter - Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi The Four Seasons Carla Morrison - Dejenme Llorar Faith No More - The Real Thing Frank Zappa - "Strictly Genteel" The Mothers of Invention - "Mother People"
JOSIAH M HESSE Nirvana - "Seasons in the Sun" Damon Albarn - "Farmer in the City" Hatchet Wound - "Baby to Bed" Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross the Mersey" The Music Man soundtrack (various artists): "Rock Island"
TOM MURPHY Verve - A Storm In Heaven Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution - Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution Napalm Death - Utilitarian Boards of Canada - Geogaddi Panabrite - Soft Terminal
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