October 9, 2012 | 11:03am
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 October 1-7 - Our top five spins, week of September 24-30 - Our top five spins, week of September 10-17
SAMANTHA ALVIANI Beach House - "Wild" Big Star - "Feel" The Walkmen - Heaven Dinosaur Jr. - "Don't Pretend You Didn't Know" Alela Diane - "To Be Still"
CORY CASCIATO Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom The Cure - Japanese Whispers Blur - The Great Escape Psy - "Gangnam Style" Brian Eno - "The True Wheel"
BRITT CHESTER Nikki Minaj - "Starships" Project Aspect - AutoMagically BLKHRTS - BLK S BTFL Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jeremih - "Birthday Sex"
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem - In Concert Bop Skizzum - "Do You Want It?" Bob Dylan - Tempest Fats Waller - The Complete Recordings Charles Dutoit - Respighi's Pines of the Appian Way
DAVE HERRERA Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa Whygee - I Need $ Native Daughters - War Elephant Man Mantis - Cities Without Houses
JOSIAH M HESSE Esme Patterson - "My Young Man" Bassnectar - "Ping Pong" Donovan - "Sunny Goodge Street" REM - "Radio Free Europe" John Prine - "Illegal Smile"
NOAH HUBBELL Handsome Boy Modeling School - "The Projects" Hole - Live Through This The Egyptian Lover - "The Lover" Hopsin - "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5" Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
BRAD LOPEZ Between The Buried And Me -The Parallax II: Future Sequence This Or The Apocalypse - Dead Years Less Than Jake - "History of a Boring Town" I The Breather - These Are My Sins Underoath - "Catch Myself Catching Myself"
MATT MINER A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship Liars - WIXIW Japandroids - Celebration Rock JEFF the Brotherhood - Hypnotic Nights Best Coast - Crazy for You
TOM MURPHY Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky Mayhem - Deathcrush Jesu - Jesu Psychic TV - Hex Sex Teen - In Limbo
MARK SANDERS The Band - The Last Waltz A$AP Rocky - "Peso" The Zincs - "The Moguls' Wives" Field Music - Measure The xx - Coexist
JON SOLOMON Vijay iyer - Accelerando The Bad Plus - Made Possible Dave Douglas - Be Still Peter Gabriel - So Garbage - Garbage
AMBER TAUFEN Sixtoo - Duration Max Cooper - Robot Heart Live Set 2012 Zero 7 - Simple Things Breakbeat Era - Ultra Obscene Phutureprimitive - Kinetik
ANTONIO VALENZUELA Rockie - Gold Dreams Pacewon and Mr. Green feat Snoop Dogg and BURNTmd - "Lock Me Up" The Product - "Dead Broke" Innerstate Ike feat Esi Juey and Miracle Child - "Over" UGK - "Shattered Dreams"