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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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