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.
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Pogues - The Pogues in Paris Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos Ravi Shankar - Live at the Montery Pop Festival Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - "Haul Away Joe" Frank Zappa - "Tryin' to Grow a Chin."
JOSIAH M HESSE Belle & Sebastian - "Wrapped Up In Books" Vitmains - "No Notion of Anything Only Whatever is What" Bruce Springsteen - "Spirit in the Night" Blur - "Best Days" The Muppets - "Movin' Right Along"
TOM MURPHY Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore Various Artists - Music From the Motion Picture: Doom Generation Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today" Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain
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