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Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 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

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Streetcore

Otis Taylor - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs

Charlotte Gainsbough - "Masters Hands"

Various - The Story of Ska

Larry Hernandez - "El Querendon y Cajetsos"

CHRIS CALLAWAY

The Smiths - self-titled

Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights

The National - Boxer

The Shins - Wincing the Night Away

Over the Rhine - Films for Radio

CORY CASCIATO

Spoon - Transference

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

LCD Soundsystem - self-titled

Tes La Rock - Bassheavy Sports & Culture Vol. 3

Francois K. - Essential Mix Jan. 2006

BRIAN FREDERICK

Brand New - Deja Entendu

Ghostland Observatory - Delete. Delete. I. Eat. Meat.

VAUX - Audible Narcotic

Kitsune Maison - Compilation 8

Robin Thicke - Sex Therapy: The Session

ADAM GOLDSTEIN

Hello Kavita - "The Last Time"

Ween - "You Fucked Up"

Count Basie "I Left My Baby"

Faith No More Angel Dust

Vampire Weekend Contra

DAVE HERRERA

The Sunset Curse - Artificial Heart

kosmøs - Skeptics In Love

Fucked Up - Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009

The Damnwells - One Last Century

Mr. J. Medeiros - The Art of Broken Glass

JACINTA HOWARD

Food Chain- The Food Chain EP

Rhymefest- "Say What's Up" featuring Phonte

Bobby Creekwater- "Pardon My French"

Freddie Gibbs featuring Pill- "Do Wrong"

Statik Selektah featuring Bun B and Colin Monroe- "So Close, So Far"

RU JOHNSON

Philadelphia Slick - "Poets Write Killers"

Sade - "Soldier of Love"

Naeem Oba - "Julia"

K'Naan - "I Come Prepared"

Chaka Khan - "Sweet Thing"

THORIN KLOSOWSKI

Blockhead - Music Scene

Archie Shepp - Black Gipsy

Moon - Soundtrack

Spoon - Transference

Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill

TOM MURPHY

The Fluid - Clear Black Paper

The Fluid - Punch 'N' Judy

Mustangs and Madras - Caution: Bang!

The VSS - Nervous Circuits

Love and Rockets - Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

CHARLES RUSSELL

Yeasayer - Madder Red

The Big Pink - Dominos

Veil Veil Vanish - Modern Lust

IAMX - Your Joy Is My Low

Bloc Party - One Month Off

DUTCH SEYFARTH

Take the Track - Goodbye

Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment, (Hint: There Is No C.)

STS9 - Atlas

Cross Canadian Ragweed - Happiness and All the Other Things

Will Kimbrough - Everything's For Sale

KYLE SMITH

Talk Normal - Sugarland

Eliane Radigue - Vice Versa, etc.

Oren Ambarchi - In the Pendulum's Embrace

Om - Variations On A Theme

Beach House - "Norway"

JON SOLOMON

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty

Lenny Breau - The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

Woven Hand - Ten Stones

The Widow's Bane - The Widow's Bane

AMBER TAUFEN

Richard Dorfmeister, Richard Dorfmeister Presents: A Different Drummer Selection

Michael Franti & Spearhead, Everyone Deserves Music

Zero 7, Simple Things

The Grateful Dead, So Many Roads

Dubtribe Sound System, Bryant Street

ANDY THOMAS

Bad Astronaut - Achrophobe

Samiam - Astray

Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim

The Still City - We Will Explain Everything

The Black Keys - The Moan

NOAH VAN SCIVER

The Runaways- And now....The Runaways

The Mamas and the Papas- If you can believe your Eyes and Ears

Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career

The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Who killed Sgt. Pepper?

Scratch Acid- The Greatest Gift


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