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Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 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

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

Ellie Goulding - "Under the Sheets"

Lush Life - "Sleepwalk"

Florence and the Machine "You've Got the Love"

Richard Hawley - "Open the Door"

CHRIS CALLAWAY

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

The Beatles - White Album

The Beatles - Abbey Road

The Beatles - Revolver

The Beatles - Rubber Soul

CORY CASCIATO

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty

Sense from Nonsense - An Experiment in Mischmasch

Ideal Fathers - "Tokyo Gore Police"/"Guitari 2600" single

Noah Pred - Live Mutek '08

Enon - High Society

BRIAN FREDERICK

Stars of Track and Field - A Time For Lions

Limahl - "Never Ending Story"

Say Anything - "Say Anything"

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below

Neon Indian - DeadBeat Summer

A.H. GOLDSTEIN

Avett Brothers "Laundry Room"

Frank Zappa "Broken Hearts Are For Assholes"

Dovekins "The Dalles"

Delta Spririt "People C'mon"

Aqueduct Or Give Death

JASON HELLER

Boston - Boston

The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

David Allan Coe - First Ten Years

7 Seconds - New Wind

DAVE HERRERA

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty

Jef Otte & the Fatality - Catastrophe

Retribution Gospel Choir - 2

Vampire Weekend - Contra

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker - Burn it Down

JACINTA HOWARD

Carlitta Durand and Vauhn Garcia- The Doug & Patty EP

Love Again- Tweet

House of Cards- The Foreign Exchange

Spotlight- Bobby Creekwater

Can You Make Time- Jaafar

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

RU JOHNSON

Betty Wright- No Pain, No Gain

Young Jeezy- Crazy World

Kings of Leon- Notion

Grace Jones- Private Life

Ghostface Killah- Maxine.

THORIN KLOSOWSKI

Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth

Deltron - Deltron 3030

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

Gaslamp Killer - I Spit On Your Grave

Showbiz and A.G. - Runaway Slave

KIERNAN MALETSKY

Handsome Furs - Face Control

Girls - Album

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted

The Cure - Disintegration

SEAN MERRELL

Modok - Omnion

Don Caballero - Punkgasm

Ian Cooke - Unreleased Material/Demos for the next album

Moonspeed - Flowers of the Moon

Mozart - Don Giovanni

TOM MURPHY

James Pants - Seven Veils

The Blackouts - History in Reverse

The Minutemen - 3-Way Tie For Last

Gangcharger - Metal Sun

Moonspeed - Flowers of the Moon

JEF OTTE

Manu Chao - Clandestino: Esperando la Ultima Ola...

Paco de Lucia - Entre dos Aguas

Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11

Al Green - "L-O-V-E"

Mos Def - The Ecstatic"

ADAM PERRY

Brian Eno - Music For Airports

Lullatone - We Will Rock You...To Sleep

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Brian Eno - Music For Films

Dr. Dog - Easy Beat

CHARLES RUSSELL

Jack White - Fly Farm Blues

Passion Pit - Little Secrets

The The - Cold Spell Ahead

Instra:mental - No Future (Skream RMX)

Yeasayer - Love Me Girl

DUTCH SEYFARTH

The Still City - We Will Explain Everything

Umphrey's McGee - Made to Measure

Stephen Marcus - Rotate My Mind

Great Big Sea - Fortune's Favor

Mr. Anonymous - Be Honest

KYLE SMITH

La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano

Terry Riley - In C

Kraftwerk - Computer World

Cold Cave - Love Comes Close

Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming

JON SOLOMON

The Clash - London Calling

Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love

Tom Waits - Black Rider

McCoy Tyner - Solo: Live From San Francisco

Various Artists - Apocalypse Now (soundtrack)

AMBER TAUFEN

Beck - Guero

NIN - Ghost I-IV

Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow

Various Artists - Great Expectations (soundtrack)

Tori Amos - To Venus and Back

ANDY THOMAS

Damion Suomi - Needs a Little Water

Make Do And Mend - Bodies of Water

PJ Bondy - You Didn't Know I Was Alphabetical

Ray LaMontange - Gossip in the Grain

Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder

NOAH VAN SCIVER

Miles Davis- In a silent way

Bob Dylan- Blood on the tracks

The Pixies- Surfer Rosa

Jeremy Jay- Slow Dance

Belle & Sebastian- Tigermilk


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