Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among 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.

See also: - Our top five spins, week of December 17-21 - Our top five spins, week of December 10-14 - Our top five spins, week of December 3-7

SAMANTHA ALVIANI Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago" Nick Drake - Pink Moon Esme Patterson - "Broken Jaw" Otis Redding - "Try A Little Tenderness" The Beach Boys - "Auld Lang Syne"

CORY CASCIATO Matt Vernon - "I Kissed a Girl" Brian Eno - Before and After Science My Morning Jacket - At Dawn Julian Cope - Jehovahkill Various Cruelties - "If It Wasn't For You"

A.H. GOLDSTEIN My Body Sings Electric - "Oceancrest" Monroe Monroe - "Everything You Give" Born In the Flood - If This Thing Should Spill Clutch - "Gravel Road" John Coltrane - Impressions

JOSIAH M. HESSE The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You" Judy Garland - "Happy New Year" The Impressions - "I'm So Proud" The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" Robert Johnson - "Come On In My Kitchen"

NOAH HUBBELL A$AP Rocky (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T) - "1 Train" Pro Era - PEEP The aPROcalypse Meek Mill - "Repo" Calvin Harris & Dillon Francis (ft. Dizzee Rascal) - "Here 2 China" Spoke in Wordz & Myke Charles - "Otis Elliott" (Remix)

TOM MURPHY Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits Panabrite - Soft Terminal Diamanda Galas - "Free Among the Dead"

PATRICK RODGERS DJ Green Lantern - "Altitude Mix" Action Bronson & Alchemist - Rare Chandeliers Django Django - Django Django Sole - "Gun Control" The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

JON SOLOMON The 101'ers - Elgin Avenue Breakdown Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Global a Go-Go Nathan & Stephen - The Everyone EP Born in the Flood - If This Thing Should Spill Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil

AMBER TAUFEN Emancipator - Safe in the Steep Cliffs Ministry of Sound - The Chillout Session 2002 Crowded House - Recurring Dream Kid Droid - Niceness Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear

ANTONIO VALENZUELA Rhymefest - "Dynomite" Wu-Tang Clan - "Truimph" Kanye West - "Through the Wire" 2pac - "Hold On Be Strong" James Brown - "The Payback"

KELSEY WHIPPLE The Marvelettes - "Please Mr. Postman" Richard Buckner - "Town" Weezer - Pinkerton The Knife - "One Hit" Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

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