As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most persistent question we encounter is: "What are you listening to right now?" 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.
This week, out of 110 total picks, unsurprisingly, Cee-Lo Green's latest ditty, the inescapably charming anthem, "Fuck You," appears on numerous lists. That seems to be the only consensus. Otherwise, we've all been listening to a bunch of different stuff this past week.
See our top spins below and then feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump, so that we can see what you've been listening to and discover, perhaps, what we might be missing out on.
MARK BLIESENER Gil Scott Heron - "Whitey on the Moon Front Range - "Back On Top/Gun Club Road" John-Alex Mason - "Rolled and Tumbled" Hound Dog Taylor - "She's Gone" Mark Ronson - "Bang Bang Bang"
CHRIS CALLAWAY The Kinks - various songs Death Cab for Cutie - various songs The Smiths - The Queen is Dead The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope Nick Lowe - Pure Pop for Now People
CORY CASCIATO George and Caplin - Secluded Malls & Scenic Byways The Delta Mirror - Machines that Listen Wentworth Kersey - ((O)) The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs Kent - Vapen & Ammunition
NICOLE CORMIER 20:12 - The Party of Revolucion Joe Thunder & Selector Sam Present: Blacc & Deca The Lost Tape Julox - Da Gator Ghoul GZA - Liquid Swords Brother Ali - Champion
BREE DAVIES Tyrese featuring R. Kelly - "Get You Pregnant" Big Black - "Passing Complexion" Stevie B. - "Party Your Body" No Age - Nouns Hux Fam - "They Ain't Ready"
BRIAN FREDERICK Yo Gabba Gabba - Music Is Awesome Volume 2 Ludo - Prepare The Preparations Mindless Self Indulgence -
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Cee-lo, "Fuck You" Debussy, "Au Claire de Lune" Paul Simon, "Papa Hobo" The Dubliners, "Easy and Slow" Rush, Moving Pictures
DAVE HERRERA Jay Electronica - "Exhibit C" Overcasters - The Whole Sea is Raging Catch Lungs - Sleeping Pills Scriptape Joe Thunder & Selector Sam Present: Blacc & Deca The Lost Tape Joshua Novak - Dead Letters Safe Boating Is No Accident - Isn't It Fun
NICK HUTCHINSON Lucky Peterson - You Can Always Turn Around Ryan Montbleau Band - Heavy on the Vine Marshall Chapman - Big Lonesome Blue Giant - Blue Giant Jed Davis - The Cutting Room Floor
RU JOHNSON Mos Def - Fear Not Of Man Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun Cee Lo - "Fuck You" U-N-I - Black Sky- U-N-I Turner Jackson - The Biggest Loser
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Menomena - Mines Anamanaguchi - Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack The Books - The Way Out Tobacco - Maniac Meat Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
NICK LUCCHESI Gun Outfit - Possession Sound LP Vile Gash - S/T 7" Whirl - Distressor EP Knife Fight - Isolated 7" White Boss - White Boss LP
TOM MURPHY Sole & The Skyrider Band - Plastique Boards of Canada - Geogaddi Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
ADAM PERRY Lullatone - We Will Rock You To Sleep Duke Ellington - Greatest Hits Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon
CHRIS RANDOUR The Sword - "Tres Bruhas" Shad - "Rose Garden" Lupe Fiasco - "Go To Sleep" Cee-Lo Green - "Fuck You" Chromeo - "Don't Turn The Lights On (Christian Martin Remix)"
RACHEL ROMERO Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa No Filla (mixed by Statik Selectah) Gogol Bordello - The entire goddamn discography EARL - Earl Sweatshirt Kanye West & Parajok - G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape Big K.R.I.T - Strictly For The Traps N Trunks Vol. 2
DUTCH SEYFARTH 009 Sound System - With A Spirit Royal Peeps - Sweet Life Tage Plantell - Words And Music By Tage Plantell The Antiarchists - No Call / No Show Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Buried Behind The Barn
KYLE SMITH Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal Albert Ayler - Live in Greenwich Village - The Complete Impulse Recordings Prurient - Pleasure Ground Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
JON SOLOMON Jacky Terrasson - Smile Pixies - Doolittle Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio - Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio Danny Gatton - Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology Clifford Jordan - These Are My Roots: Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly
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AMBER TAUFEN Robert Plant & Alison Krause -- Raising Sand Jets to Brazil -- Orange Rhyming Dictionary DJ Cam -- Mad Blunted Jazz Lil Sum'n Sum'n -- Released Beck -- Sea Change
ANDY THOMAS Git Some - Loose Control The Gamits - Parts Titus Andronicus - The Monitor The Measure (SA) - Notes Bankrobber - Three Song Live Demo
D. WILLIAMS Nelly "Just a Dream" Wyclef Jean "Haitian By Association" Prince Musicology Big Boi featuring Andre 3000 and Sleepy Brown "Lookin' For Ya" b/w Andre 3000's "I Do" Fresh Breath Committee "Sail Away"