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Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?"

The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious and to give you a feel for our individual sensibilities, we've compiled a list of all the things we're listening to this week. Feel free to chime in with picks of your own after the jump.

MARK BLIESENER

Jack Kerouac- Blues and Haikus

MC 5 -Teen Age Lust

Charlotte Gainsbourgh - IRM

Devon Sproule -Don't Hurray For Heaven

Imelda May- Love Tattoo

CHRIS CALLAWAY

The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope

Nick Lowe - Pure Pop for Now People

Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks

The Smiths - Meat is Murder

The Smiths - self-titled

CORY CASCIATO

Spoon - Transference

Vampire Weekend - Contra

Yeasayer - Odd Blood

John Common & Beautiful Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty

Spoon - Telephono

BRIAN FREDERICK

Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe 2

Lil Wayne - Rebirth

Goldfinger - Goldfinger

Spoon - Transference

Nathan Maxwell - Happiness In Time

ADAM GOLDSTEIN

Joanna Newsom - "Good Intentions Paving Company"

Slim Gaillard - "Federation Blues"

Action Packed Thrill Ride - Best I've Felt

Dovekins - "The Dalles"

The Mothers of Invention - "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue"

DAVE HERRERA

High On Fire - Snakes for the Divine

Sade - Soldier of Love

Massive Attack - Heligoland

Midlake - The Courage of Others

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

RU JOHNSON

Underground RealRoad- Slave to the Game

The Roots- Things Fall Apart

Nas- Stillmatic

Viva City- Viva City

Bobby Digital- Digi Snacks.

THORIN KLOSOWSKI

Midlake - The Courage of Others

Album Leaf - A Chorus of Storytellers

Steroid Maximus - Ectopia

Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom

The Seeds - Web of Sound

KIERNAN MALETSKY

Vampire Weekend -- Contra

Hello Kavita -- To A Loved One

Pictureplane -- Dark Rift

Rihanna -- Rated R

Van Morrison -- Astral Weeks

TOM MURPHY

Yo La Tengo - Painful

Bailter Space - Robot World

Swans - Various Failures

Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart and More

Radiohead - Kid A

ADAM PERRY

Dr. Dog - Fate

Sleepy Sun - Embrace

Ween - "Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?"

Charles Mingus - Mingus, Mingus, Mingus

Phish - "Sleep"

CHARLES RUSSELL

Hurts - Blood, Tears & Gold

Fu Manchu - Moving In Stereo

Awol One & eCID - Calm Down

Lydia Lunch - Another Man Comin

Xiu Xiu - This Too Shall Pass Away

DUTCH SEYFARTH

The Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep

Pants On The Ground - General Larry Platt

Buck25 - Conflicted

Marshall Tucker Band - Tenth

The MileMarkers - Live From The Other Side 2010

KYLE SMITH

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Eliane Radigue - Vice Versa, Etc.

The Knife - Silent Shout

New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies

Cold Cave - Love Comes Close

JON SOLOMON

The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate

Pat Metheny - Orchestrion

Richard Swift - Atlantic Ocean

The Antlers - Hospice

Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom Live

AMBER TAUFEN

Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation

NIN - The Slip

Ministry of Sound - The Chillout Sessions 1 & 2

Beck - Mellow Gold

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

NOAH VAN SCIVER

Jeremy Jay- Love Everlasting EP

Lake- Let's build a roof

Atlas Sound- Another Bedroom EP

No Age- Eraser

Times New Viking- Stay Awake


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