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 Rolling Stones - "I Am Waiting" Joy Kills Sorrow - "Reservations" Townes Van Zandt - "Delta Momma Blues" John Fahey - "The Yellow Princess" Modest Mouse - "Baby Blue Sedan"
CORY CASCIATO Talking Heads - Remain in Light Morriconez - The Lonely Mescal Button Haberdashery (A Fall Mix) Broken Bells - "The Ghost Inside" Morrissey - "November Spawned a Monster" The Knife - "Heartbeats"
BRITT CHESTER Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues Paper Diamond - Wavesight Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Disco Biscuits - Live at Red Rocks 2010 Bisco Inferno Adrian Lux - Adrian Lux
DAVE HERRERA Blu & Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them Grizzly Bear - Shields Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House Axeslasher - "Mark of the Pizzagram/Invasion of the Babe Snatchers" Calder's Revolver - Steady By Your Side
JOSIAH HESSE Thee Oh Sees - "I Was Denied" Aimee Mann - "Charmer" Miles Davis - "So What" Morrissey - "Alsatian Cousin" Prototypes - "Je Ne Te Connais Pas"
NOAH HUBBELL El-P - Fantastic Damage Danny Brown and Araabmuzik - "Molly Ringwald" Cage - "In Stoney Lodge" Blu and Sene - "Avenge of the Cheapass" Lil B - "Sending Shots"
CORY LAMZ Various - Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - The Live Anthology Adam Lambert - Trespassing Scissor Sisters - "Keep Your Shoes" Nicki Minaj feat. Cassie - "The Boys"
BRAD LOPEZ Nekrogoblikon - Stench I Am War - Outlive You All Lamb of God - Resolution Rise Against/Joey Cape - "For Fiona" The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give
MATT MINER Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality Cocteau Twins - Garlands Kraftwerk - Computer World Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle Wild Nothing - Nocturne
PATRICK RODGERS Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough Kool A.D. - 51 Diplo - AEIOU Volume 1 Dr. Delay - REM Sleep Volume 1 yU - "Dreams" ft. Danedra Rowell
MARK SANDERS Yeasayer - "Blue Paper" Mississippi John Hurt - "Candy Man Blues" Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
KYLE SMITH Ash Borer - Cold of Ages Matthew Dear - Beams The Cure - The Head on the Door Nihill - Verdonkermaan Krallice - Years Past Matter
AMBER TAUFEN Beck - Sea Change DJ Dara - From Here to There Ben Harper - Welcome to the Cruel World Dieselboy - projectHUMAN Gorillaz - Gorillaz
AARON THACKERAY Blaqk Audio - Bright Black Heaven Blue Öyster Cult - Agents of Fortune BTBAN - Colors The Killing Tree - Romance of Helen Trent Drag The River - It's Crazy
KELSEY WHIPPLE Happy Mondays - "Step On" The National - "Ada" Smashing Pumpkins - "Muzzle" Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - "Pangea" The Strokes - "Take It Or Leave It"