Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of May 18, 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
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Hank III - Damn Right Rebel Proud
Au Revoior Simone - The Bird of Music
June Christy - Something Cool
Bob Dylan - Together Through Life


CHRIS CALLAWAY
XTC - Black Sea
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
U2 - The Best of 1980 - 1990
The Pale - Gravity Gets Things Done
Quiet Company - Every You Love Will Be Happy Soon


CORY CASCIATO
Eric Skiff - Resistor Anthems
Darren Emerson - Global Underground Bogota
Ideal Fathers - A Complete Waste of Time Travel
Royale - "Invisible Pink Unicorns"
Fiat Lux - various tracks


ERYC EYL
Nick Lowe - Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (deluxe edition)
Wonderlick - "A Different Kind of Love"
Isha - "Head Over Heals"
Tim Easton - "Stones Throw Away"


A.H. GOLDSTEIN
Ghost Buffalo - the Magician
Ween - "Kim Smoltz"
Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
Flight of the Conchords - "Carol Brown"
Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8


DAVE HERRERA [LOCAL]
Piggies - Rusted Bullets
Rocky Mountain Low - the Colorado Musical Underground of the late 1970s
The Mighty 18 Wheeler - Stimulus Package
Blue Million Miles - Of Building Walls


DAVE HERRERA [NATIONAL]
Jeremy Enigk - OK Bear
The Bittersweets - Goodnight, San Francisco
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Andy Shauf - Darker Days
Zee Avi - Zee Avi


NICK HUTCHINSON
Booker T - Potato Hole
Buddy Guy - the Definitive Buddy Guy
Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
Otis Taylor - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Seth Walker - Leap of Faith


CICILY JANUS
Ted Nash - The Mancini Project
Rudder - Matorning
Daniel Sadownick - There Will Be a Day
Rene Marie - Experiment In Truth
Tyler Gillmore - Ninth & Lincoln


TOM MURPHY
Death in June - The Guilty Have No Pride
Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave
Wolves In the Throne Room - Black Cascade
Napalm Death - Noise for Music's Sake
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours


JEF OTTE
Widowers - "Interstate Eighty"
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Rodrigo y Gabriela
Good Housekeeping - "Hanging in the Hollow"
Bob Dylan - Desire
P.J. Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea


Eminem - Relapse
N*E*R*D* - Seeing Sounds
Maxwell - "Pretty Wings"
The Cool Kids - Gone Fishin' Mixtape
Julian Marley - Awake


DUTCH SEYFARTH
Green Day - "Know Your Enemy"
Pretty Lights - "Cold Feelings"
Matt clark Band - "Can't Stay Long"
MC Subconcious - The Antitoxin
Full Belly - "2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed"


KYLE SMITH
Merzbow - Pulse Demon
Neurosis - Times of Grace
Camera Obscura - My Mauldlin Career
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)


JON SOLOMON
Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere
Wilco - Wilco (the Album)
Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
The Clash - London Calling
Minutemen - Double Nickles on the Dime


AMBER TAUFEN
Massive Attack - "Tear Drop"
Jets to Brazil - "King Medicine"
And Difference - "Talk to Me"
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Folk Imploring - "Kingdom of Lies"


ANDY THOMAS
Cobra Skulls - Sitting Army
The Who - Who's Next
Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys - Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys
Cheap Girls - Find Me a Drink Home
The Rouge - Heat & Light EP


NOAH VAN SCIVER
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home Again
Angst - Mending Wall
The Sonics - The Savage Young Sonics
Daniel Johnston - 1990
J. Spaceman / Sun City Girls - Mister Lonely

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