Heavy Rotation: Pretty Lights, Liars, Gorillaz top our weekly playlists
Pretty Lights. Photo by Aaron Thackeray
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we're listening to this week.
Of our 65 total picks, only three albums appeared more than once this week. Making Up A Changing Mind by Pretty Lights , Sisterworld by Liars and Plastic Beach by Gorillaz all showed up twice. The rest of our top spins are after the jump. Feel free to leave your own in the comments.
MARK BLIESENER Ron Miles - "I'll Be There" Andrea Ball - "Bright Side" MC5 - "High School" Jack Kerouac - "Ain't We Got Fun" Gogol Bordello -"American Wedding"
CORY CASCIATO Miguel Migs - Get Salted Vol. 2 Califone - Heron King Blues Stadenco - BM Mix 2009 Zeno - Amnesia Studio Mix Dustin Zahn - Summer in Minneapolis DJ Mix
BRIAN FREDRICK Gorillaz - Plastic Beach She and Him - Volume One Broken Bells - Broken Bells The Knew - Pulperia Goldfrap - Head First
DAVE HERRARA Drive By Truckers - The Big To Do Flobots - Survival Story Pretty Lights - Making Up A Changing Mind Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# A# (Infinity) Liars - Sisterworld Material - Intonarumori Nancy Sinatra - Nancy in London Neil Diamond - 12 Songs
TOM MURPHY The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night Blonde Redhead - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons The VSS - Nervous Circuits Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box Public Image Ltd. - The Flowers of Romance
KIERNAN MALETSKY Achille Lauro - Indiscretions Gorillaz - Plastic Beach The National - The National Erykah Badu - Baduzium Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
CHARLES RUSSELL Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours Shy Child - Dark Destiny Felix Da Housecat - We All Wanna Be Prince KiEw - Melancholie Rob Sparx - Casino
DUTCH SEYFARTH The Clash with Shane McGowan - London Calling Sixtysixdays - Damned Be The Crown Pretty Lights - Making Up A Changing Mind Boombox - Visions of Backbeat The Congress - self titled
JON SOLOMON Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left Robert Glasper - Double Booked Freelance Whales - Weathervanes Caspian - Tertia
KYLE SMITH Rhys Chatham - Two Gongs Liars - Sisterworld Various Artists - The Minimal Wave Tapes, Volume One Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself Swans - Filth
AMBER TAUFEN Jets to Brazil -- Orange Rhyming Dictionary Tosca -- Opera Thievery Corporation -- Radio Retaliation DJ Shadow -- The Private Press DJ Krush -- Zen
ANDY THOMAS High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank The Wigs - In the Dark Austin Lucas - New Demos Look Mexico - To Bed to Battle
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