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 85 total picks this week, new albums from Janelle Monae, Mane Rok and the Gromet topped our playlists -- oh, and our boy Chris Callaway surprises absolutely no one by including the Kinks in his top spins. See our top spins and feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump.
MARK BLIESENER John-Alex Mason - "Rolled and Tumbled" Nick O'Conner - "Freeze Out" Gil Scott Heron - "The Crutch" Arrested Development - "Since the Last Time" Goldfrapp - "Hunt"
CHRIS CALLAWAY Rick Alitzer - Take Care of Me: The Rise and Fall of $am Vedera - Stages U2- October Statewide Emergency - Carnivorous Carnival The Kinks - various songs
CORY CASCIATO Holy Fuck - Latin The Cure - Disintegration + rarities Fabio Frizzi - City of the Living Dead score Lion Sized - Cough Up Your Teeth Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
BRIAN FREDERICK Sonic Boom Six - City of Thieves Holy Fuck - Latin N.E.R.D. - "Hot-n-fun" Avi Buffalo - Avi Kitsuné Maison - Compilation 6
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss Big Jay McNeely - "There is Something on Your Mind" The Gromet - Colorado Captain Elliot Smith - "Junk Bond Trader" The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - "Home Boys Home"
DAVE HERRERA Mane Rok - The Ugly Truth The Gromet - Colorado Captain Solar Bear - Captains of Industry Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
RU JOHNSON SP Double ft. Royce Da 5′9, Kid Vishis, King Heem & Termanology - Gangsterr Reflection Eternal- Revolutions per Minute Rhymefest- El Che Donald Byrd- Stepping Into Tomorrow ZRo-Crack
KIERNAN MALETSKY Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening Makeout Point - Night Moves The-Dream - Love vs. Money KVDU - Live Vol. 1
TOM MURPHY Indian Jewelry - Totaled Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? The Fall - Perverted By Language Faith & The Muse - Ankoku Butoh Joy Division - Closer
ADAM PERRY Deer Tick - Black Dirt Sessions Louis Armstrong - Ain't Misbehavin' Animal Collective - "My Girls" Tom Waits - Rain Dogs Ego vs Id - "National Disaster"
DUTCH SEYFARTH Trace Bundy - Youtube medley: Lose Yourself by Eminem / Kashmir by Led Zeppelin The Farewell Drifters - Please Dream of Me Tonight Kinetix - Let Me In Murder By Death - In Bocca al Lupo Mane Rok - The Ugly Truth
JON SOLOMON Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do Emi Meyer - Passport The Clash - Live at Shea Stadium Statewide Emergency - Carnivorous Carnival Vartan Mamigonian - Vartan Mamigonian
KYLE SMITH LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening The Birthday Party - Junkyard The Cure - Disintegration Ladytron - Witching Hour Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
AMBER TAUFEN Juana Molina - Un Dia DJ Cam - Soulshine Hepcat - Right on Time TV on the Radio - Dear Science DJ Craze - Mixer Presents United DJs of America, Vol. 16
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AARON THACKERAY Counting Crows - Recovering The Satellites Converge - Axe To Fall Tool - Lateralus Casket Salesmen - Sleeping Giants Boston - Boston
ANDY THOMAS The Gromet - Colorado Captain Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt Trampled by Turtles - Palomino RA the Rugged Man - Die Rugged Man Die The Gamits - New Demos
SHAWN WHITE Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards Curren$y - Address Big Boi - Shutterbug Jose James and Jeff Neve - For All We Know