As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about this new song we can't stop listening to, or this new album flipping our wig, or an old favorite we rediscovered. 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've been listening to this week. Keep reading to see which albums and songs were in heavy rotation, and then, of course, feel free to weigh in with your picks.
SAMANTHA ALVIANI Shovel and Rope - Birmingham John Lee Hooker - I'm In the Mood Lykke Li - Silver Springs Divine Fits - My Love Is Real June Carter and Johnny Cash - If I Were A Carpenter
CORY CASCIATO Yeasayer - Fragrant World Cat Power - "Ruin" The Walkmen - "Heaven" Beach House - Bloom Bear in Heaven - "Sinful Nature"
BRITT CHESTER Mac Lethal - 11:11 Krewella - Play Hard GRiZ - MadLiberation Chino XL - Poison Pen Mixtape Les Miserables soundtrack
NICOLE CORMIER Artifacts - That's Them Prime Element - Set In Stone Qwel & Maker - Owl Kam moye - 7 Years Bad Luck Input - Pictureface
DAVE HERRERA Calder's Revolver - Steady By Your Side Bop Skizzum - Coloradical Yawpers - Capon Crusade Nightbringer - Hierophany of the Open Grave Miles Nielsen - Presents the Rusted Hearts
JOSIAH HESSE Vitamins - "No Notion of Anything Only Whatever Is What" Gorgoroth - "Incipit Satan" Skeeter Davis - "It's the End of the World" The Libertines - "What Became of the Likely Lads" Afrika Bambaata - "Planet Rock"
NOAH HUBBELL Mos Def - "Mathematics" Jay Electronica - "Something to Hold On To" A1 - "Now You Do" The Roots - Game Theory Death Grips - Exmilitary
CORY LAMZ Kylie Minogue - Body Language The Knocks - "R.O.Y.L." Yelle - "Amour Du Sol" Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam Beast - "Mr. Hurricane"
BRAD LOPEZ IAMTHESHOTGUN - IAMTHESHOTGUN Allegaeon - Formshifter Nile - At The Gates of Sethu Death by Stereo - Black Sheep of the American Dream The Acacia Strain - BTM FDR
STEPHANIE MARCH Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates Pink Martini - A Retrospective Edith Piaf - The Complete Edith Piaf The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits Garden State Soundtrack
BRANDON MARSHALL Nightwish - Ghost Love Score Rage Against the Machine - "Bombtrack" Uliver - Hymn II PJ Harvey - Kamikaze Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Breakdown"
BIANCA MIKHAN Rhapsody - The Idea Of Beautiful The Coup - Magic Clap Kendrick Lamar - Hii Power Frank Ocean - Pink Matter Rick Ross - Sixteen (feat Andre 3000)
MATT MINER R.E.M. - Murmur R.E.M. - Reckoning The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground [Third Album] Television - Marquee Moon Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
TOM MURPHY Black Flag - Damaged Mayhem - Deathcrush Neurosis - Souls at Zero Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime Unwound - The Future of What
PATRICK RODGERS JR & PH7 - So Far, So Good Azizi Gibson - Phuck DLX Gaslamp Killer - "Flange Face" (Low End Theory Edit) Brothertiger - Golden Years Time Wharp - "BLK" (Obey City Remix)
MARK SANDERS Matthew Dear - Beams Ali Farka Toure/Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu Danny Brown - "Die Like a Rockstar" Jerry Jeff Walker - "My Old Man" Hearts in Space - "Hold Me Over"
KYLE SMITH Nihill - Verdonkermaan Evoken - Atra Mors Krallice - Years Past Matter Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication Aldebaran - Embracing the Lightless Depths
JON SOLOMON John Abercrombie Quartet - Within a Song David Torn - Prezens Elliott Sharp's Terraplane - Sky Road Songs Tom Waits - Rain Dogs Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
AMBER TAUFEN DJ Cam - Mad Blunted Jazz (Live) Baraka Moon - Baraka Moon Beastie Boys - Ill Communication Bjork - Post The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
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AARON THACKERAY Mad Season - Above At the Drive-In - Vaya Casket Salesmen - Sleeping Giants 1476 - A Wolfs Age These Arms Are Snakes - Easter
ANTONIO VALENZUELA Lil Bad - I'm Da Man featuring Mr. Midas Albeez 4 Sheez - Fuck Bobby Brown Stevie Wonder - Cash in Your Face Kool G Rap - Two To the Head featuring Scarface, Ice Cube and Bushwick Bill Tech N9ne - F.A.N.S.
KELSEY WHIPPLE The Mamas & the Papas - "California Dreamin'" Francoise Hardy - "La Fille Avec Toi" Fingers of the Sun - "Dinner and a Movie" Fever Ray - "If I Had a Heart" Mugison - "Moogiboogie"