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.
They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
The Faint - Danse Macabre
Peter Gabriel - self-titled 3
Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
Amazing Twin - "Hallo Hallo"
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Chasin' the Blues
Cody ChestnuTT - Landing on a Hundred
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe as Milk
Ramblin' Jack Elliot - Best of the Vanguard Years
Achille Lauro - "Lightning"
Cody ChesnuTT - Landing On a Hundred
XV & the Squarians - Squarians Vol. 1
P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
Pentagram - First Daze Here
I'm With Her - Songs We Said Goodbye To
JOSIAH M HESSE
Shirley Bassey - "Goldfinger"
Motorhead - "Killed by Death"
Sons of the Pioneers - "Tumbling Tumble Weeds"
Belle and Sebastian - "I Didn't See It Coming"
Bad Weather California - "I'll Reach Out My Hand"
Blu - "Bad News Barnes"
XV - "Smallville"
Clams Casino - "Real Shit from a Real Ni**a"
Waka Flocka Flame - "TTG (Trained to Go)"
Lil B - "Wake Up Mr. Flowers (Remix)"
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - "Sweet Nothing"
Matchbox Twenty - "Real World"
Taylor Swift - "Red"
Girls Aloud - "Something New"
Parkway Drive - Atlas
Early Graves - "Red Horse"
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Enslaved - "Thoughts Like Hammers"
Within the Ruins - Omen
Twice Wilted - Ice Hex Fix
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Killing Joke - MMXII
Brian Eno - Another Green World
DaVinci feat. Freddie Gibbs - "MYOB"
Sole - "The Untouchables"
Color Plus - Cerulean Dream
Project Mooncircle - 10th Anniversary Compilation
Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown - "Truth Be Told"
Reptar - "Sebastian"
My Morning Jacket - "Isn't it a Pity" (from Red Rocks "Live" 8-4-12)
Menomena - "Baton"
Mark Lanegan - "Don't Forget Me"
Gillian Welch - "Orphan Girl"
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Terry Callier - The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier
Houston Person & Ron Carter - Now's the Time
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Ananda Shankar - Ananda Shankar
Boozoo Bajou - Grains
DJ Cam - Soulshine
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches
Sean Price feat Pharoahe Monch - "BBQ Sauce"
50 Cent feat Too Short - "First Date"
Myke Charles - "100 Degrees"
Wu-Tang Clan - "Six Directions of Boxing"
Kid Vegas - "Running"
Taylor Swift - Red
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair
Fugazi - The Argument
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