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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 January 1-4

- Our top five spins, week of December 24-28

- Our top five spins, week of December 17-21

SAMANTHA ALVIANI

My Morning Jacket - "Phone Went West"

The Five Stairsteps - "Ooh Child"

Bee Gees - "To Love Somebody"

Dead Weather - "Blue Blood Blues"

Jenny Lewis - "The Next Messiah"

CORY CASCIATO

Hindershot - Curse Us All

Let's Talk About Space - "Sound of the Cosmos (8-bit Solar System)"

Alert - "Sunken Wreck"

Mastodon - Leviathan

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food

A.H. GOLDSTEIN

Tom Waits - "Dirt in the Ground"

The Dubliners - "King of the Fairies"

Rachel and the Kings - "Fall Down"

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

Frank Zappa - "In France"

DAVE HERRERA

Il Cattivo - How To Assess Your Damages

Input x SupaHotBeats - Bombs Over Everything

Faceman - Talk Talk Talk

Primative Man - Scorn

My Body Sings Electric - "Oceancrest"

JOSIAH M HESSE

Petula Clark - "Downtown"

Madonna - "Borderline"

God Help The Girl - "Come Monday Night"

Bassnectar - "Empathy"

Steely Dan - "Ricky Don't Lose That Number"

NOAH HUBBELL

The High Tops - "SWAN SONG"

Lil B - "Base for Your Face"

Nas - Life is Good

A-L - Future Classic Music

Danny Brown - "No Where to Go"

CORY LAMZ

Tom Petty - Wildflowers

Fleetwood Mac - Mirage

Azealia Banks - "BBD"

MKS - "Boys"

The Killers - "Here With Me"

BRAD LOPEZ

Dead to Fall - "Womb Portals"

The Bouncing Souls - "Better Life"

The Burial Plot - "Under the Gun"

The Panoramic - "The Installment Collection"

Sick of it All - "Cruelty"

JON SOLOMON

Uri Caine Ensemble - Goldberg Variations

Uri Caine Trio - Live at the Village Vanguard

Joe Lovano - Joyous Encounter

The 101'ers - Elgin Avenue Breakdown

Jay Munly - Jimmy Carter Syndrome

AMBER TAUFEN

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Beats Antique - Blind Threshold

Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Eminem - The Eminem Show

Outkast - The Love Below

ANTONIO VALENZUELA

Albeez 4 Sheez - "Fuck Bobby Brown"

Cavem - "Let It Grow"

Spoke in Wordz - "Got Raps"

Elzhi - "It Ain't Hard to Tell"

Papoose - "Alphabetical Slaughter"

KELSEY WHIPPLE

Kanye West - "Monster"

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Broom

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork

Saint Etienne - (all of it)

Future Islands - On the Water




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