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 December 10-14

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

- Our top five spins, week of November 26-30


Brian Eno - Before and After Science

Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies

Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

Yeasayer - Fragrant World

Beach House - Bloom


PantyRaid - "Testarossa"

LazerDisk Party Sex - "Lemonade is still popular"

Deadmau5 - 4x4=12

Dada Life - "Unleash the Fucking Dada"

Skrillex ft Ellie Goulding - "Summit"


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."


Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction

Kreator - Phantom Antichrist

T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head

Dead Ringer - Forward to Nothing

LONG E, short e - "Unlike a Machine"


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"


Ab-Soul - Control System

Jeru the Damaja - "Come Clean"

Tech N9ne - Absolute Power

T.I. - Trap Muzik

Dead Kennedys - Give Me Covenience or Give Me Death


Shai Hulud - "Reach Beyond the Sun"

Remembering Never - "Slaughterhouse Blues"

Rotting Out - "She Sings"

Bouncing Souls - "Hopeless Romantic"

High on Fire - "Frost Hammer"


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


Ramsey Lewis - "Jade East"

Sugarcane Harris - "Take It All Off"

DJ Jon Doe - "DOEXMAS2012 Mix"

MMoss - "Another Dream"

The Crystal Ark - "We Came Too"


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

John Coltrane - Giant Steps

Bill Frisell - Live

Roy Haynes Quartet - Out of the Afternoon

The Jam - Sound Affects


M.I.A. - Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1

Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly

Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth

Zero 7 - Simple Things

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

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