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. Of ninety total picks this week, there was no crossover. Couldn't help but notice that a few acts appearing at this Saturday'sWestword Music Showcase
, do appear on the list. See our top spins and feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump.
MARK BLIESENER Cee-Lo - "All Day Love Affair" The Dead Weather - "New Pony" The Hollies - "I Can't Let Go." Gil Scott Heron- "Me And the Devil" The Beatles - "What's the New Mary Jane"
CHRIS CALLAWAY Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska King's X - Ear Candy The Awful Truth - The Awful Truth
CORY CASCIATO Casiokids - Topp stemning pa lokal bar Zenodub - Cosmic Battle Talk - Battle Talk Vol. 1 Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
BRIAN FREDERICK The Bravery - LIve at the Wiltern Theater Oh My Stars - Heavens To Betsy Darling Thieves - Race To Red Stars - The Five Ghosts Linkin Park - Meteora
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Jonathan Tyler and the Norther Lights Pardon Me Ghostland Observatory "Midnight Voyage" Magic Sam "My Love Is Your Love" Robert Johnson "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" Grant Gordy "Motif for Leif"
DAVE HERRERA Groupo Fantasma - El Existential Lilly Scott - Unreleased demo Single File - Common Struggles Foals - Total Life Forever Drake - Thank Me Later
RU JOHNSON Aloe Black -Good Things Saidab Baba Talibah - The Phone Demos Galaxy of Tar - Volatile Glass Remy Lbo - Peeling in the Drum Curtis Mayfield - Never Say You Can't Survive
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Anti-Pop Consortium - Arrythmia Pavement - Terror Twilight Neil Diamond - 12 Songs Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another
TOM MURPHY Air - The Virgin Suicides soundtrack The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth New Order - Substance Swimming With Models - Hypnautix and Pork Produx Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels
JEF OTTE Mississippi John Hurt - D.C. Blues: Library of Congress Recordings Achille Lauro - Indiscretions The Clientele - Violet Hour Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations (comp. Bach) Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
ADAM PERRY Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust Mountain Man - Made the Harbor Sleepy Sun - Fever Tom Brosseau - Posthumous Success Here We Go Magic - "Collector"
DUTCH SEYFARTH David Bowie - Let's Dance The Milemarkers - Take To The Road Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street Societies Grind - Denver City Streets AFI - Beautiful Thieves
KYLE SMITH Galaxie 500 - On Fire Einsturzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. The Cure - Faith Various Artists - After Dark Phill Niblock - Touch Three
JON SOLOMON The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street The Clash - London Calling Thelonious Monk - Alone in San Francisco Woven Hand - The Threshing Floor
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AMBER TAUFEN Breakbeat Era - Ultra Obscene Inti - Chemtrail Candy Juana Molina - Tres Cosas NIN - The Downward Spiral The Roots - Things Fall Apart
AARON THACKERAY The Vindictives - Unplugged TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes Failure - Fantastic Planet The Killing Tree - We sing Sin Portishead - Melody Nelson
ANDY THOMAS Jay Z - The Blueprint 3 The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever Gaslight Anthem - American Slang Lion Sized - Cough Up Your Teeth Austin Lucas - Collection
SHAWN WHITE Mark Ronson ft. Q-Tip & MNDR - "Bang,Bang,Bang' Alex Cuba - "If You Give Me Love" Yahzarah- "Why Don't You Call Me No More" Faith Evans ft. Snoop Dogg - "The Way You Move" DJ Center feat Gretchen Parlato - "You Got The Love"