Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of 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.
Cat Power - "Fortunate Son"
Broken Social Scene - "Sweetest Kill"
POLICA - "Amongster"
Hank Williams - "Honky Tonkin'"
Atlas Sound - "Mona Lisa"
Joy Division - "Isolation"
The Cure - "Why Can't I Be You?"
The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"
LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
Liars - Liars
GZA - Liquid Swords
Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang Theory
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Method Man - Tical
Tonedeff - Archetype
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa
Jay Electronica - "The Pledge"
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Calder's Revolvers - Steady By Your Side
Churchill -The Change EP
Leonard Cohen - "Winter Lady"
Elvis Perkins - Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Peter Gabriel - So
Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
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Cut Chemist Featuring Hymnal - "What's The Attitude"
The Walkmen - "Canadian Girl"
Goldfrapp - "Ride On A White Horse"
Chet Baker - "I'm A Fool To Want You"
Danger Mouse - "99 Problems"
Common Market - Tobacco Road
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
G-Eazy - "Waspy"
Wick-It The Instigator (Big Boi vs. The Black Keys) - "Everlasting Shine Blockaz"
Captain Murphy - "Mighty Morphin Foreskin"
Dragonette - Bodyparts
No Doubt - Push And Shove
Muse - "Madness"
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - "Massachusetts Avenue"
Matchbox Twenty - "Mad Season"
First Blood - Silence Is Betrayal
Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World
Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Good Riddance - "There's No 'I' In Team"
Gaslight Anthem - "Here Comes My Man"
Ryan Adams - "Hallelujah"
Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
The Horse Latitudes - "Wild Balloon"
Lemonade - Diver
Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
Calexico - Algiers
Fretwork - Purcell: The Fantazias & In Nomines
Sidi Toure - Koima
Orchestra Baobab - Specialist in All Styles
Aphrodite - Urban Junglist
The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beats Antique - Blind Threshold
Oasis - "Slide Away"
Beth Bombara - Wish I Were You
Beck - "Girl"
White Rabbits - "The Plot"
South - "Paint the Silence"
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