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Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 11, 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

Ian Dury - Reasons to Be Cheerful

Bify Clyro - "The Captain"

Sin Vida - The Westwood Anthem

Lee Harris and Richard Marks - "Three Men in a Boat"

Slade - "Here's to the New Year"

CHRIS CALLAWAY

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

The Who - Who's Next

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard - One Fast Move or I'm Gone

The Who - Face Dances

CORY CASCIATO

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty

400 Lonely Things - Tonight of the Living Dead

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

The Cure - The Head on the Door

Brian Eno - Before and After Science

BRIAN FREDERICK

U.V. Protection - Clean, Modern, Comfortable.

Unwritten Law - Oz Factor

Passion Pit - Manners

Less Than Jake - Losing Streak

Jemina Pearl - Break It Up

A.H. GOLDSTEIN

I Am Dot - Winter EP

John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light - "Love is a Shark"

Fell - Farewell to Echoes

Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "Three Hours Past Midnight"

Charles Sheffield - "It's Your Voodoo Working"

DAVE HERRERA

OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty

Kosmos - Skeptics In Love

Hawks of Paradise - Skeleton Keys

Moccasin - Last Leaf

JACINTA HOWARD

Big Pooh- The Purple Tape

Zo! -Just Visiting Too

Yelawolf- 'Good to Go' feat. Bun B

Killer Mike- I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II

Anthony David- 'Smoke One'

NICK HUTCHINSON

Levon Helm - Electric Dirt

Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits

The Living Sisters - Love to Live

Greensky Bluegrass - All Access

Greensky Bluegrass - Five Interstates

THORIN KLOSOWSKI

Various - Warp20

Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase

Boris - Smile

Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig

Madvillian - Madvilliany

RU JOHNSON

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Yelawolf - Trunk Muzik

Young Money - We Are Young Money

Minnie Riperton - The Best of Minnie Riperton

Rakim - The 18th Letter

KIERNAN MALETSKY

Big Star - #1 Record

The-Dream - Love vs. Money

Pictureplane - Dark Rift

Bad Weather California - Young Punks

Lil' Wayne - Da Drought 3

SEAN MERRELL

Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Crack the Skye

Radiohead - OK Computer

Failure - Magnified

Stanley Turrentine/Freedie Hubbard - In Concert Vol. 1 & 2

TOM MURPHY

Bailter Space - Robot World

Anvil - This is Thirteen

Scratch Acid - The Greatest Gift

James Pants - Seven Seals

Bardo Pond - Amanita

ADAM PERRY

Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon

The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin

Brian Eno & Harold Budd - The Plateaux of Mirror

Brian Eno - Music For Airports

Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach - Money Jungle

DUTCH SEYFARTH

Aidan Hawken - The Sleep of Trees

Jason Boland and the Stragglers - Pearl Snaps

Todd Garrison - Ghost Poems

Frogs Gone Fishin - Mexico

The Congress - Loretta

KYLE SMITH

Beach House - Devotion

Boris - Pink

Nadja - Bliss Torn From Emptiness

Neurosis - Given to the Rising

Xiu Xiu - The Air Force

JON SOLOMON

Art Tatum - The Best Of Art Tatum: The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces

Marc Ribot y Los Cubans Postizos - Muy Divertido

Head for the Hills - Head for the Hills

Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1

Sleep Whale - Houseboat

AMBER TAUFEN

Baba Brinkman - Apocalyptic Utopian Dreams in the Western Wilderness

DJ Cam - Soulshine

Les Rhythmes Digitales - Darkdancer

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust

ANDY THOMAS

The Still City - We Will Explain Everything

Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Movies

POS - Never Better

Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary


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