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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 17-21

- Our top five spins, week of December 10-14

- Our top five spins, week of December 3-7

SAMANTHA ALVIANI

Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago"

Nick Drake - Pink Moon

Esme Patterson - "Broken Jaw"

Otis Redding - "Try A Little Tenderness"

The Beach Boys - "Auld Lang Syne"

CORY CASCIATO

Matt Vernon - "I Kissed a Girl"

Brian Eno - Before and After Science

My Morning Jacket - At Dawn

Julian Cope - Jehovahkill

Various Cruelties - "If It Wasn't For You"

A.H. GOLDSTEIN

My Body Sings Electric - "Oceancrest"

Monroe Monroe - "Everything You Give"

Born In the Flood - If This Thing Should Spill

Clutch - "Gravel Road"

John Coltrane - Impressions

JOSIAH M. HESSE

The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"

Judy Garland - "Happy New Year"

The Impressions - "I'm So Proud"

The Pretenders - "2000 Miles"

Robert Johnson - "Come On In My Kitchen"

NOAH HUBBELL

A$AP Rocky (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T) - "1 Train"

Pro Era - PEEP The aPROcalypse

Meek Mill - "Repo"

Calvin Harris & Dillon Francis (ft. Dizzee Rascal) - "Here 2 China"

Spoke in Wordz & Myke Charles - "Otis Elliott" (Remix)

TOM MURPHY

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi

Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line

Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Panabrite - Soft Terminal

Diamanda Galas - "Free Among the Dead"

PATRICK RODGERS

DJ Green Lantern - "Altitude Mix"

Action Bronson & Alchemist - Rare Chandeliers

Django Django - Django Django

Sole - "Gun Control"

The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

JON SOLOMON

The 101'ers - Elgin Avenue Breakdown

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Global a Go-Go

Nathan & Stephen - The Everyone EP

Born in the Flood - If This Thing Should Spill

Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil

AMBER TAUFEN

Emancipator - Safe in the Steep Cliffs

Ministry of Sound - The Chillout Session 2002

Crowded House - Recurring Dream

Kid Droid - Niceness

Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear

ANTONIO VALENZUELA

Rhymefest - "Dynomite"

Wu-Tang Clan - "Truimph"

Kanye West - "Through the Wire"

2pac - "Hold On Be Strong"

James Brown - "The Payback"

KELSEY WHIPPLE

The Marvelettes - "Please Mr. Postman"

Richard Buckner - "Town"

Weezer - Pinkerton

The Knife - "One Hit"

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours