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 Nathaniel Rateliff, Kinetix and Broken Social Scene topped our playlists. Otherwise, we were all over the map with a healthy mix of local and national releases. See our top spins and feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump.
MARK BLIESENER The Mothers of Invention - We're Only in It for the Money Emily Hurd - Daytime Fireflies Chris McGarry - "Sober Lovebird" The Ravonettes - In and Out of Control Gil Scott Heron - I'm New Here
CORY CASCIATO I am the Dot - everything The Smiths - The Smiths Ten and Tracer - Cold Finishes the Monk Brian Eno - Before and After Science Blur - "Fool's Day"
BRIAN FREDERICK The Pharcyde - Cydeways: The Best Of The Pharcyde 3OH!3 - "My First Kiss" Bone Thugs 'n Harmony - Creepin' On Ah Come Up The Sounds - Living In America Neon Trees - Habits
JASON HELLER Leatherface, The Stormy Petrel Genesis, Abacab Indian Jewelry, Totaled Cheap Trick, Dream Police Male Bonding, Nothing Hurts
DAVE HERRERA The Pirate Signal - No Weak Heart Shall Prosper The Chain Gang of 1974 - White Guts Lion Sized - Cough Up Your Teeth Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss The National - High Violet
RU JOHNSON Young Jeezy and Don Cannon - Trap Or Die II The Alchemist - Rapper's Best Friend Jadakiss and DJ Green Lanter & DJ Drama - The Champ Is Here 3 DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win Cam'ron & Vado feat Kid Cudi -Ur Killin Me
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Pixies - Bossanova Efterklang - Tripper A Hawk & A Hacksaw - Darkness At Noon Nick Drake - Pink Moon Black Heart Procession - Six
KIERNAN MALETSKY Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening Makeout Point - Three Song Demo Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss
TOM MURPHY Arrington de Dionyso - Malaikat dan Singa Fox Bat Strategy - s/t Light Pollution - Apparitions The Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
JEF OTTE Louis Armstrong - "Don't get around much anymore" Gorillaz - Plastic Beach Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 / op. 125 (The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) Passion Pit - Chunk of Change EP Queen - A Night at the Opera
CHARLES RUSSELL Yeasayer - O.N.E. Johnny Cash - Man In Black Assemblage 23 - Smoke Joker - Snake Eater Stravinsky - Rite Of Spring
DUTCH SEYFARTH Kinetix - Let Me In Trace Bundy - Pachelbel's Canon Tage Plantell - Two Weeks Andy Palmer - Palmer Rounder Records - 40th Anniversary Concert
JON SOLOMON Nathaniel Rateliff - A Memory of Loss Wire Faces - Wire Faces The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record Joey Baron - Tongue in Groove
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KYLE SMITH Liars - Sisterworld HEALTH - Get Color Cocteau Twins - Treasure Prurient - Cocaine Death Merzbow - Pulse Demon
AMBER TAUFEN DJ Krush - Zen Zero 7 - Simple Things Pink Floyd - The Wall Jets to Brazil - Orange Rhyming Dictionary AK1200 - Prepare for Assault
ANDY THOMAS Solar Bear - Captains of Industry Kinetix - Let Me In Good Old War - Good Old War Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
NOAH VAN SCIVER PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her Yo la Tengo - Summer Sun Cocteau Twins - Treasure Alan Price - O Lucky Man! Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy