As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" 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're listening to this week. Of more seventy total picks this week, B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal appeared on multiple lists and our boy Chris Callaway almost made it an entire week without listening to the Kinks. See our top spins and feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump.
MARK BLIESENER Malcolm McLaren - "Buffalo Gals" The Box Tops - "Neon Rainbow" "Sex Pistols - "Submission" Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy" Dope Smugglaz - "Double Double Dutch"
CHRIS CALLAWAY 7 Worlds Collide - The Sun Came Out Flobots - Survival Story The Kinks - Kinda Kinks King's X - XV Rogue Wave - Permalight
CORY CASCIATO Savoy - February EP Savoy - Automatic Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse - Self-titled Aaron Simpson - SubLevel Sessions 12 The Cure - Disintegration
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Pavement - Quarantine the Past Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program Raymond Scott - Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights Roky Erickson and Okkervil River - "I Think of Demons" The Dubliners - "Home Boys, Home"
JASON HELLER Trash Talk - Eyes & Nines Young Livers - Of Misery and Toil They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring Big Drill Car - Batch
DAVE HERRERA The Pirate Signal - No Weak Heart Shall Prosper Bop Skizzum - Push EP Patrick Park - Come What Will B.o.B. - "Nothin' On You" feat. Bruno Mars Tommy Metz - The Blossom Frontier
RU JOHNSON Gil Scot Heron feat. Nas - "New York Is Killin' Me" (Remix) B.o.B feat TI. - "Bet I Bust" The Pirate Signal - "No!" Game - "400 Bars" Freestyle Dr Dre - "Nuthin' but a G Thang" feat. Snoop
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Jawbox - Dear You Quicksand - Slip Judas Priest - Painkiller Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast Charles Mingus - Mingus Dynasty
JACINTA HOWARD Little Brother feat. Bilal and Darien Brockington - "Second Chances" Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi - "Tight Rope" Erykah Badu - "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" Mike Bigga aka Killer Mike - "Gangsta" Murs & 9th Wonder feat. Suga Free - "Let Me Talk"
KIERNAN MALETSKY The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt The Lumineers - The Lumineers Tommy Metz - The Blossom Frontier Cypress Hill (ft. Marc Anthony and Pitbull) - "Armada Latina" LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
TOM MURPHY Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night Tears Run Rings - Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never Voivod - Dimension Hatross Portishead - Third
CHARLES RUSSELL Asche - Knee Chopper Celph Titled - So Cold Two Door Cinema - Undercover Martyn Flex'in it (Passion Pit Remix) Pailhead - Anthem Datsik - Boom
DUTCH SEYFARTH The Crimson Red - Impairable Murder By Death - Good Morning, Magpie RX Bandits - Mandala Bop Skizzum - Push EP Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
KYLE SMITH Beach House - Teen Dream John Coltrane - Meditations Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career Joy Division - Still
JON SOLOMON Nels Cline Singers - Initiate Lali Puna - Our Inventions King Khan & The Shrines - The Supreme Genius of King Khan & the Shrines Simone Dinnerstein - Bach: Goldberg Variations Broken Bells - Broken Bells
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AMBER TAUFEN Stanton Moore - All Kooked Out DJ Shadow - The Private Press Beck - Mutations The Pharcyde - Cydeways Tosca - J.A.C.
AARON THACKERAY Deftones - Diamond Eyes MewithoutYou - Brother, Sister Type O Negative - October Rust Murder By Death - Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them P.O.S. - Never Better Dax Riggs - We Sing of Only Blood or Love
NOAH VAN SCIVER Hot White- Land of the Rising Run CRAWL - CRAWL (cassette tape) The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Tomorrow's Heroes Today The Swayback- "Die Finks" Hideous Men- Hideous Men EP