Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 27, 2009

As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we're listening to this week. Feel free to chime in with your own picks after the jump.

MARK BLIESENER
The View - Which Bitch
Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin - Copy Cats
Danielle Ate the Sandwich - Things People Do
Ron Miles - Stone/Blossom
Jeff Finlin - Ballad of a Plain Man


CHRIS CALLAWAY
Quiet Company - Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon
U2 - No Line on the Horizon
Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel
Death Cab for Cutie - Open Door EP
Vedera - Vedera (3 Song Sampler)


CORY CASCIATO
MSTRKRFT - Fist of God
Darren Emerson - Global Underground Bogota
Sparks - Exotic Creatures of the Deep
The Long Winters - Putting the Days to Bed
Deastro - Keeper's


ERYC EYL
The Autumn Film - "Joy"
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
The Photo Atlas - To Silently Provoke the Ghost
Psyopus - "Choker Chain"
Party Ben - "Single Ladies in Mayberry"


A.H. GOLDSTEIN
Rabbit is a Sphere - Hope is a Cinder That Blinks Quietly Until You Die
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
Yann Tiersen - Black Session
Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka
Louis Armstrong and Earl "Fatha" Hines - "West End Blues"


DAVE HERRERA (local)
Mama - Bayoutopia
Good Housekeeping - Kind As Summer
Bad Weather California - Young Punks
Adai - I Carry
King for a Day - Ghost In the Slipstream


DAVE HERRERA (national)
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Röyksopp - Junior
Bob Mould - Life and Times
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual


NICK HUTCHINSON
John Scofield - Piety Street
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing
King Wilkie - King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers
Donavon Frankenreiter - Pass it Around
New Riders of the Purple Sage - Where I Come From


CICILY JANUS
Zac Brown Band - The Foundation [deluxe edition]
Roy Hargrove - Ear Food
Joshua Redman - Back East
Branford Marsalis - Metamorphosen
Billy Currington - Little Bit of Everything


TOM MURPHY
Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave
Napalm Death - Scum
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless


JEF OTTE
Manu Chao - Clandestino: Esperando La Ultima Ola.
Stella Luce - "Beltbomb Machine"
Houses - "Be the Woman"
Pinback - Pinback
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Rodrigo y Gabriela


DUTCH SEYFARTH
Cowboy Mouth - Voodoo Shoppe
Reverend Horton Heat - Liquor in the Front...
John Scofield - Piety Street
Boston - Third Stage
Aisha Duo - Quiet Songs


KYLE SMITH
Black Dice - Repo
Orange Juice - The Glasgow School
Josef K - Entomology
Yellow Swans - At All Ends
Björk - Homogenic


JON SOLOMON
Clutchy Hopkins Meets Lord Kenjamin - Music Is My Medicine
Brian Blade - Mama Rosa
Grand Duchy - Petits Fours
PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
Marc Ribot - Asmodeus: The Book Of Angels Volume 7


ANDY THOMAS
Bon Iver - For Emma, Foever Ago
Andrew Bird - Noble Beats
The Bronx - III
Propaghandi - Supporting Caste
Dear and the Headlights - Small Steps, Heacy Hooves


NOAH VAN SCIVER
Half Japanese - Sing No Evil
Wall of Voodoo - The Index Masters
Bright Channel - Bright Channel
My Bloody Valentine - Ecstasy and Wine
The Swayback - Long Gone Lads

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