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The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but, starting today, it's back. As you'll see from our picks, our musical tastes continue to be vastly different. Below you'll find a mix of old and new tunes, imports and exports. Continue reading to see the five pieces of music that moved us the most this past week, and of course, as always, feel free to add your own picks.

SAMANTHA ALVIANI

Marlena Shaw - "California Soul"

Vacationer - "Trip"

Neil Young - "Harvest Moon"

Futurebirds - "Wild Heart"

Hot Chip - "Don't Deny Your Heart"

CORY CASCIATO

Yeasayer - Fragrant World

Morriconez - Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death

The Last Names - "Needles in the Camel's Eye"

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Divine Fits - "My Love Is Real"

BRITT CHESTER

Netsky - "Give and Take"

Octopus Nebula - "Through the Next Door"

Knife Party - "Rage Valley"

DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora - "Hot Right Now"

Zeds Dead - "You and I"

NICOLE CORMIER

Black Mask - Us & Them

Made Up Minds - Of Sound Mind

Afterlife Allstars - Waste of Talent

UGK - Underground Kingz

Nas - Life Is Good

ERIC GRUNEISEN

P.O.D - "Lost in Forever"

Black Stone Cherry - "Blind Man"

Matthew Moon - "My California"

Abused Romance - "Vaporize"

Volbeat - "Still Counting"

JOSIAH M. HESSE

The Blow - "Parenthesis"

Belle & Sebastian - "I Fought in a War"

Loretta Lynn - "Fist City"

Blur - "She's So High"

The Band - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

DAVE HERRERA

Ending People - Fill Your Lungs

Flobots - The Circle In the Square

The Royal - Forever

You Me & Apollo - "Before I Die"

The Knew - Man Monster

NOAH HUBBELL

Killer Mike - "Ghetto Gospel"

RiFF RaFF - "Larry Bird"

Joey Bada$$ - "Righteous Minds"

Lil B - "Real Life" (Elaquent Remix)

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools

CORY LAMZ

Dragonette - "Fixin' To Thrill"

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

MNDR - Feed Me Diamonds

Archeo - "The Payback"

Iggy Azalea - Ignorant Art

STEPHANIE MARCH

Jay Z - The Black Album

Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - No Time for Dreaming

Polica - Give You the Ghost

Beck - Sea Change

Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons

BRANDON MARSHALL

Kenny Chesney - "Come Over"

Iron Maiden - "Fear of the Dark"

2 Chainz - "No Lie" feat. Drake

Nile - "Supreme Humananisum of Megalomania"

Testament - "Native Blood"

MATT MINER

A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Japandroids - Celebration Rock

JEFF the Brotherhood - Hypnotic Nights

Liars - WIXIW

TOM MURPHY

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

Peaking Lights - Lucifer

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Godflesh - Streetcleaner

Washed Out - Within and Without

PATRICK RODGERS

Holy Underground Volume 1 compilation

Snubluck - Square Wave Phonetics

The Underachievers - "Gold Soul Theory"

Kidsyc@Brandywine - "No Speaky"

The Trust - "Chrissy E"

MARK SANDERS

Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

Daughn Gibson - All Hell

Jets to Brazil - Orange Rhyming Dictionary

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Deerhunter - Cryptograms

KYLE SMITH

Evoken - Atra Mors

Whitehouse -Total Sex

Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do

Ash Borer - Ash Borer

Antediluvian - Through the Cervix of Hawaah

JON SOLOMON

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - The Hellcat Years

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

The Flying Burrito Bros. - The Definitive Collection

John Coltrane - Coltrane

Nico - Chelsea Girls

AMBER TAUFEN

Boozoo Bajou - Dust My Broom

Aphrodite - Aftershock

Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions

Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust

Mark Farina - Mushroom Jazz Vol. 6

AARON THACKERAY

Signal To Noise - Kodiak

The Sleeping - Questions and Answers

Alkaline Trio - Live Acoustic in London

Dave Hause - Resolutions

Alexisonfire - The Switcheroo Series

ANTONIO VALENZUELA

Dzo - "Down Goes Fraiser"

E-40 - "Zombie" feat Brotha Lynch & Tech N9ne

Nas - "Loco-Motive" feat Large Professor

The 17th - "Rubbish" featuring Spoke In Wordz & Fokis

Lupe Fiasco - "Bitch Bad"

NOAH VAN SCIVER

The Beets - "Stay home"

The Microphones - Live in Japan

Simon Joyner - Beautiful Losers

Built to Spill - There is No Enemy

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

KELSEY WHIPPLE

The Blue Angel Lounge - "Delete My Ideals"

Pulp - "Last Day of the Miners' Strike"

The Rolling Stones - "Play With Fire"

The Epilogues - "The Fallout"

Portugal. The Man - "1989"





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