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Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of May 11, 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

Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years

Danielle Ate the Sandwich - Things People Do

The Fugs -The Fugs First Album

Gil Scott Heron - The Best of Gil Scott Heron

Verve Remixed - Various Artists


CHRIS CALLAWAY

Gomez - A New Tide
The Who - Face Dances

Big Star - Radio City
The Kinks - Schoolboys in Disgrace

Quieting Syrup - Songs About a Sick Boy


CORY CASCIATO

Danielle Ate the Sandwich - "Rich Girl" (Hall & Oates cover)

Laura Shigihara - "Plants vs. Zombies"

Polo Club - Greenskeepers

Selected Ambient Works 85-92 - Aphex Twin

Fabio Frizzi - Zombi score


ERYC EYL

Wentworth Kersey - "Wealth"

Grafton Primary - "Allstars (Calling in Sick Remix)"

Kenan Bell - Good News, the Mixtape

The Cool Kids and Don Cannon - Gone Fishing (mixtape)

Eprhyme - Waywordwonderwill


A.H. GOLDSTEIN

Houses - Spring EP

Cannonball Adderly - Fiddler on the Roof

The Handsome Family - Honey Moon

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Sonny Rollins - The Bridge


Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of May 11, 2009

DAVE HERRERA [LOCAL]

The Rouge - Heat & Light

The Pseudo Dates - 400 Some Odd Songs In 400 Some Odd Nights

The Jim Jims - Bottom of the City

Tim Pourbaix - My Lover's Lover

Havok - Burn


DAVE HERRERA [NATIONAL]

J Dilla - "Reality Check (featuring Black Thought)"

Isis - Wavering Radiant

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Crocodiles - Summer of Hate


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 - Smear Campaign

Napalm Death - The Complete Radio One Sessions

Napalm Death - The Code is Red...Long Live the Code

Death in June - The Wall of Sacrifice

The Clash - The Clash


JEF OTTE

Houses - Spring EP

Stella Luce - Zugenruhe

Air - "Mike Mills"

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana

Radiohead - Amnesiac


DUTCH SEYFARTH

Band of Annuals -  Let Me Live

Phosphorescent - To Willie

The Shallows - Destroy This Mad Brute

Skyfox  (their myspace tracks)

Cut off Your Hands - 1


KYLE SMITH

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Fever Ray - Fever Ray

Prurient - Cocaine Death

Kylesa - Static Tensions

Terry Riley - In C


JON SOLOMON

Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling

Marianne Faithful - Easy Come Easy Go

deadbubbles - Frienemies

The Clash - Sandinista!


AMBER TAUFEN

Blackalicious - "Release Part 1, 2 & 3 featuring Saul Williams,

Lyrics Born"

NIN - "Something I Can Never Have"

Zero 7 - "Destiny"

Tosca - "J.A.C."

Low vs. Diamond - "Killer B"


ANDY THOMAS

Detroit Cobras - Mink Rat or Rabbit

Ninja Gun - Restless Rubes

Cory Brannan - Hell You Say

Twothirtyeight - Regulate the Chemicals

Gregory Allen Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere


NOAH VAN SCIVER

Flipper - Album

Immortal Technique - The 3rd world

The Omens - Send Black Flowers

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde


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