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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 3-7 - Our top five spins, week of November 26-30 - Our top five spins, week of November 19-23

BRITT CHESTER Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us" Sage Francis - "Crack Pipes" Ishe & Dirt Monkey - "Slow and Low" EOTO - Live at Mishawaka Amphitheater, 6/8/12 MIA - "Bad Girls"

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"

DAVE HERRERA Captain Murphy - Duality Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream Crypticus - Insieme Verso Terrore LONG E, short e - Unlike a Machine Kalyn & Qknox - "Today I Really Miss You"

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"

NOAH HUBBELL Pries - The Lonely Kid Show Miri Ben Ari - The Hip-Hop Violinist Death Grips - The Money Store Frank Ocean - nostalgia, ULTRA People Under the Stairs - Stepfather

CORY LAMZ Ke$ha - Warrior The Killers - "Don't Shoot Me Santa" De La Soul - "Me Myself And I" Example - "Say Nothing" Studio Killers - "Ode To The Bouncer"

BRAD LOPEZ Dying Fetus - "Shepherd's Commandment" Arsis - "Servants to the Night" Forty Fathoms - "Backstabber" Bad Religion - "Lookin' in" Bleeding Through - "Death Anxiety"

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

PATRICK RODGERS A.Dd+ - "Suitcases" James Pants - "Sailing on Amber" Major Lazer - "Chronixx Mixtape" tumtums - smutmut EP Man Mantis - "Velcro & LSD"

MARK SANDERS Prince - "Still Waiting" Fred Neil - "Sweet Cocaine" Divine - "Walk Like a Man" Nicole Westbrook - "It's Thanksgiving" BWP - "Two Minute Brother"

JON SOLOMON Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out Beach Boys - Pet Sounds Tom Harrell - Number Five John Scofield - A Moment's Peace Michael Blake - Elevated

AMBER TAUFEN Tosca - Delhi9 Juana Molina - Tres Cosas Breakbeat Era - Ultra Obscene OutKast - Stankonia Massive Attack - Blue Lines


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