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Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

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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.

See also: - Our top five spins, week of September 24-30 - Our top five spins, week of September 10-17

SAMANTHA ALVIANI Cat Power - "Fortunate Son" Broken Social Scene - "Sweetest Kill" POLICA - "Amongster" Hank Williams - "Honky Tonkin'" Atlas Sound - "Mona Lisa"

CORY CASCIATO Joy Division - "Isolation" The Cure - "Why Can't I Be You?" The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights" LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" Liars - Liars

NICOLE CORMIER GZA - Liquid Swords Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang Theory Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP Method Man - Tical Tonedeff - Archetype

DAVE HERRERA Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa Jay Electronica - "The Pledge" John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Calder's Revolvers - Steady By Your Side

A.H. GOLDSTEIN Churchill -The Change EP Leonard Cohen - "Winter Lady" Elvis Perkins - Elvis Perkins in Dearland Peter Gabriel - So Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky

JOSIAH M HESSE Cut Chemist Featuring Hymnal - "What's The Attitude" The Walkmen - "Canadian Girl" Goldfrapp - "Ride On A White Horse" Chet Baker - "I'm A Fool To Want You" Danger Mouse - "99 Problems"

NOAH HUBBELL Common Market - Tobacco Road Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner G-Eazy - "Waspy" Wick-It The Instigator (Big Boi vs. The Black Keys) - "Everlasting Shine Blockaz" Captain Murphy - "Mighty Morphin Foreskin"

CORY LAMZ Dragonette - Bodyparts No Doubt - Push And Shove Muse - "Madness" Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - "Massachusetts Avenue" Matchbox Twenty - "Mad Season"

BRAD LOPEZ First Blood - Silence Is Betrayal Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us Ghost - Opus Eponymous Good Riddance - "There's No 'I' In Team"

MARK SANDERS Gaslight Anthem - "Here Comes My Man" Ryan Adams - "Hallelujah" Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods The Horse Latitudes - "Wild Balloon" Lemonade - Diver

JON SOLOMON Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance Calexico - Algiers Fretwork - Purcell: The Fantazias & In Nomines Sidi Toure - Koima Orchestra Baobab - Specialist in All Styles

AMBER TAUFEN Aphrodite - Urban Junglist The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique Beats Antique - Blind Threshold

KELSEY WHIPPLE Oasis - "Slide Away" Beth Bombara - Wish I Were You Beck - "Girl" White Rabbits - "The Plot" South - "Paint the Silence"



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