As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" 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're listening to this week.
This week, out of 105 total picks although Rick Ross continues to be the boss and a few cuts from Big Boi show up on several lists, there's very little crossover otherwise. See our top spins below and then feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump, so that we can see what you've been listening to and discover perhaps what we might be missing out on.
MARK BLIESENER Joan-Alex Mason - "Rolled and Tumbled" Ego vs. Id - "Lenny Bruce" Yolanda Be Cool - "We No Speak Americano" MIA - "XXXO" Professor Green - Alive Till I'm Dead
CHRIS CALLAWAY Death Cab for Cutie - Plans The Shins - Wincing the Night Away Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album The Kinks - various songs
CORY CASCIATO George & Caplin - Secluded Malls & Scenic Byways/Requiem for an Encyclopedia Hideous Men - 2010 Future Sound of London - Lifeforms The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
NICOLE CORMIER Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot ManeRok - The Ugly Truth People Under The Stairs - O.S.T. Icon the Mic King - Intricate Spectrum Sean Price - Monkey Bars
BREE DAVIES Guantanamo Baywatch- Reptile Roommate The Tonight Show With D-Lo- D-Lo BDRMPPL - "Spanning the Continent" Bobby Brackins featuring Ray J - "143" The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb"
BRIAN FREDERICK Asher Roth - "G.R.I.N.D." !!! - Louden Up Now Yelawolf - Pop The Trunk ShiraGirl - Not Sold In Stores Against Me! - White Crosses
ADAM GOLDSTEIN Achille Lauro - Indiscretions Alan Alda - Alan Alda Tom Waits - "Lucinda" Polkanauts - "Supernaut" Frank Zappa - "Black Napkins"
DAVE HERRERA Pretty Lights - Spilling Over Every Side Emancipator - Safe In the Steep Cliffs Whygee & Sunkenstate - Suicide Watch the EP SP Double - Lost Gems Vol. 2 mixtape American Tomahawk - American Tomahawk
JACINTA HOWARD Hot Heavy And Bad - "One" Tweet - Southern Hummingbird Rick Ross - "Maybach Music 3" Portishead - Dummy Q-Tip - "It's You"
RU JOHNSON Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution Clipse x LA Leakers - Got it for Leaks Freddie Gibbs - Serve or get Served Curren$y ft. Mos Def & Jay Electronica - The Day Big Boi - You Ain't No DJ.
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Grandpa's Ghost - Il Baccio Dizzee Rascal - Maths and English Takako Minekawa - Roomic Cube Brian Wilson - Smile The Books - The Way Out
SEAN MERRELL The Who - Live at Leeds Denali - The Instinct U2 - Zooropa Tool - Undertow Fucking Am - Gold
TOM MURPHY Bush Tetras - Boom in the Night A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth Twice Wilted - Ice Hex Fix Green on Red - Gas Food Lodging
RACHEL ROMERO DJ Amen & LARD - Never Trust robots mixtape Aloe Blacc - Good Things Rusko - O.M.G. Rick Ross - Teflon Don DJ Ear Attent - H.E.R.
DUTCH SEYFARTH Nellie McKay - Home Sweet Mobile Home The Heavy Pets - Self Titled White Water Ramble - All Night Drive Nautical Mile - Wayward Monroe Monroe - Set Your Heart RIght
KYLE SMITH Buried at Sea - Ghost EP Various Artists - The Minimal Wave Tapes, Volume One The Fall - Perverted By Language Liars - Sisterworld Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
JON SOLOMON Git Some - Loose Control The Books - The Way Out Brian Eno - Another Green World Mark Mallman - Invincible Criminal Bill Frisell - Disfarmer
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AMBER TAUFEN Radiohead - Kid A Inti - Radio Revolucion DJ Krush - Zen Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions TV on the Radio - Dear Science
AARON THACKERAY Blitzkid - Trace of a Stranger Holy Fuck - LP Oingo Boingo - Farewell Sloppy Seconds - Destroyed Portishead - Melody Nelson
SHAWN WHITE Yahzarah - The Ballad of Purple Saint James BIg Boi ft. Andre 3 Stacks and Sleepy Brown - Lookin' 4 Ya Benny Benassi ft. Kelis - Spaceship Rick Ross - Teflon Don Cali Swag District ft. B.o.B. and Sean Kingston - Teach Me How to Dougie (Remix)
D. WILLIAMS Big Boi / T.I. - "Tangerine" Gubment Cheese - "Skymaster" B.o.B. - "Cool Side" Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco - "Tightrope (wondamix)" Pirate Signal - "Love In The Time of Swine Flu"