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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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