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 shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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.
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Julian Cope - Jehovahkill
Fabio Frizzi - City of the Living Dead OST
I Am the Dot - "Double Vision"
The Blow - Paper Television
Hank Williams III - "P.F.F."
Joni Mitchell - "Big Yellow Taxi"
Excision - "X rated"
Ishe/DirtMonkey - "Slow and Low"
PantyRaid - "Testarossa"
Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
Luke Kelly - The Performer
Talking Heads - "Slippery People"
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - "Lil' Red Riding Hood"
Tom Waits - "Chicago"
POS - We Don't Even Live Here
Flatbush Zombies - D.R.U.G.S.
Spoke In Wordz - "1.2.3."
School Knights - FRE(EP)
Vimana - The Collapse EP
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The Book of Mormon - "Turn it Off"
U2 (featuring Luciano Pavarotti) - "Miss Sarajevo"
The Crystals - "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)"
Santo and Johnny - "Sleep Walk"
Big Gigantic - "Lucid Dreams"
Heems - "SWATE"
Scarface - The Diary
Lil' Wayne - "I Feel Like Dying"
Ice Cube - "A Bird in the Hand"
Capital STEEZ - "Talking Shit"
Muse - The 2nd Law
Matchbox Twenty - Mad Season
Dragonette - "Giddy Up"
Azealia Banks - "Luxury"
The B-52's - "Rock Lobster"
The Acacia Strain - Death is the Only Mortal
Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living
AxeWound - Vultures
Converge - Jane Doe
Forty Fathoms - "Dead Man Walking"
Jesu - s/t
Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Beach House - Bloom
Butthole Surfers - Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac
Mayhem - Deathcrush EP
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa
The Underachievers - "T.A.D.E.D."
Guy Pedersen - "Sing Song Bass"
Luis Bacalov - "Adios, Tierra Mia!"
Bear in Heaven - "World of Freakout"
Josh Haden - Devoted
Six Organs of Admittance - The Sun Awakens
Charalambides - A Vintage Burden
Fred Neil - The Many Sides of Fred Neil
Dave Douglas - Charms of the Night Sky
Wovenhand - Laughing Stalk
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions
Boozoo Bajou - Grains
LTJ Bukem - Journey Inwards
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Stephen Marley - "Mind Control"
Lil Bad - Shark Syndrome 2.5
Ill Advisory - Taking Over Society
Prodigy - The Bumpy Johnson Album
CL Smooth - "Ask About Me"
The Juan Maclean - "Happy House"
Adult Fur - "Colors"
Black Box - "Ride On Time"
The Buzzcocks - "Ever Fallen In Love"
Teenage Cool Kids - Queer Salutations
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