Nathaniel Rateliff, Sleigh Bells and Bruno Mars top our playlists this week
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 ninety total picks this week, new albums from Nathaniel Rateliff and Sleigh Bells, as well as various songs by Bruno Mars topped our playlists. And you'll note that Chris Callaway didn't list the Kinks this week (though, he did list Ray Davies, so we're not sure if that counts). 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.
John-Alex Mason - "Rolled and Tumbled"
Kate Nash - "Do Wah Doo"
Gil Scott Heron - "Me and the Devil"
Primal Scream - "Country Girl"
Scouting For Girls - "This Ain't A Love Song"
Forty Watt - unreleased songs
Rogue Wave - Permalight
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
Ray Davies - The Kinks Choral Collection
The Tories - Wonderful Life
Holy Fuck - Latin
Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds
Chromeo - DJ Kicks
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Lazy Town feat. Lil Jon - "Cooking by the Book" (Lil Bigger mix by Mastgrr)
Paper Tongues - Paper Tongues
Keane - Night Train
Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever
Bad Rabbits - Stick Up Kids
Bruno Mars - It's Better If You Don't Understand
Georges Brassens - "Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat"
Tom Waits - The Mule Variations
Ween - "Nan"
Bizet - Carmen
Jack McVea - "Wino"
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Ozomatli - "Gay Vatos In Love"
Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss
The Chain Gang of 1974 - White Guts
Otis Redding & His Orchestra - Live on the Sunset Strip
Hot Tuna - Live at New Orleans House Berkeley, CA 09/69
Lubriphonic - Soul Solution
Wovenhand - The Threshingfloor
Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere - Midnight Flyer
ManeRok - The Ugly Truth
Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
Styles feat Tyler Woods - Invincible
French Montana - We Buy the Whole Thing.
Bruno Mars feat Cee-Lo Green and B.o.B - "The Other Side"
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
Mike Marchant - Indulgent Space Folk Vol. 2
B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
The Sunset Curse - Artificial Heart
The Sight Below - It All Falls Apart
Common Loon - The Long Dream of Birds
Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials (Expanded Edition)
The Besnard Lakes - Volume I
Greg Harris Vibe Quintet - Glass Gold
The Smiths - "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
Kingdom of Magic - various
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Paco de Lucia - Entre dos Aguas
David Cross - Bigger and Blackerer
Dr. Dog - Fate
Dr. Dog - We All Belong
Brian Eno - Music for Airports
Alela Diane - "Dry Grass and Shadows"
Greensky Bluegrass - Live at Bells
30db - One Man Show
AC / DC - Live at Donnington
Janis Joplin - the Essential Janis Joplin
Melissa Auf der Maur - Lightning Is My Girl
Jesu - Conqueror
Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
Aphex Twin - Chosen Lords
Townes Van Zandt - Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
Slaraffenland - Private Cinema
Radiohead - The Bends
Tosca - Delhi 9
Justice - Cross
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
various Artists - Strictly Ballroom Soundtrack
Warship - Supply and Depend
Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics
Helloween - Treasure Chest
Calabrese - The traveling Vampire Show
INXS - Kick
Drive by Truckers - The Big To Do
Son Volt - The Search
Ruiner - Hell is Empty
Hoots and Hellmouth - The Holy Open Secret
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
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