Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 10, 2009

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As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we're listening to this week. Feel free to chime in with picks of your own after the jump.

Mark Bliesener
Mink DeVille - Mink DeVille
MInk DeVille - Coup De Grace
Willy DeVille - Live
Willy DeVille - Loup Garou
Ben E. King - Greatest Hits

Chris Callaway
Modest Mouse - No One's First, and You're Next
Boat - Setting the Paces
Quiet Company - Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Cory Casciato
Cale Parks - To Swift Mars EP
Steve Lawler - Viva Toronto
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
Wadirum - Letters I Never Planned to Mail
Widowers (various tracks)

Eryc Eyl
Frankel - Anonymity is the New Fame
Alvin Band - Mantis Preying
David Mead - Almost and Always
Savoir Adore - In the Wooded Forest
Pictureplane - Dark Rift

B.A. Frederick
Adele - 19
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted To Sin
Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die

A.H. Goldstein
Houses - Spring EP
Houses - Summer EP
Jonathan Richman - "I Was Dancing in a Lesbian Bar"
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - "Stuff Up the Cracks"
Everything Absent or Distorted  (a love story) - "Closer Than You Think Pt. 1"

Jason Heller
Various Artists - Pretty in Pink Soundtrack
Various Artists - Some Kind of Wonderful Soundtrack
Various Artists - Weird Science Soundtrack
Various Artists - Sixteen Candles Soundtrack
Various Artists - The Breakfast Club Soundtrack

Dave Herrera + [ i m p o r t s ]

Sleeping At Last - Storyboards
As Tall As Lions - You Can't Take It With You
Cage - Depart From Me
Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
Scott Walker - Tilt

Dave Herrera + [ e x p o r t s ]
Houses - Summer EP
Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man - Give Up Suffering
Arliss Nancy - Dance to Forget
I Am the Dot - I Am the Dot
Night Beds - Night Beds EP

Tom Murphy
Brainbombs - Obey
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
PDX - Pop Now! 2009
Straightjacket Fits - Straightjacket Fits
The VSS - Nervous Circuits

Adam Perry
Toots and the Maytals - Light Your Light
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
British Sea Power - Man of Aran
John Coltrane - Crescent
Tiny Vipers - Life on Earth

Quibian Salazar-Moreno
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 1
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
Slum Village - Trinity (Past, Present, & Future)
Cody ChestnuTT - The Headphone Masterpiece
Braille - CloudNineteen

Dutch Seyfarth
Yonder Mountain String Band - The Show
Guadalcanal Diary - Litany
Longway - Come'n Get it!
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Frogs Gone Fishin' - Tell Me True

Patrick Sites
Robert Randolph - Live At The Wetlands
Paul Simon - Graceland
David Grisman Quintet - Quintet 80
Shakti - Natural Elements
Boulder Acoustic Society -
The Caged Bird

Jon Solomon
John Zorn - O'o
Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace
Nusrat Ali Fateh Khan & Michael Brook - Night Song
Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan

Kyle Smith
Von Südenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions
Wire - Chairs Missing
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
Nurse With Wound - Homotopy to Marie
Nadja - Bliss Torn From Emptiness

Andy Thomas
El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx
Living with Lions - Make Your Mark
Andy Shauf - Darker Days
Avett Brothers - I Love You and You
Espirit de Corps - Under Constant Influence

Noah Van Sciver
Big Black - Lungs
Big Black - Headache
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Joy Division - Closer

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