Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 17, 2009

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
Otis Taylor - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Ron Miles - Stone/Blossom
Various - Puros Corridos Pesados
Ian Hunter - Man Overboard
June Christy - "Something Cool" (mono mix)

Chris Callaway
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
The Smiths - Rank
Modest Mouse - No One's First and You're Next
Owsley - Owsley
Quiet Company - Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon

Cory Casciato
Slam - Dec 2008 Essential Mix
Bodyrox - Nov 2007 Essential Mix
Inactivists - Love Songs and Other Songs About Love
Ellen Allien - Fabric 34
Future Sound of London - Lifeforms

Eryc Eyl
Two Fingers - Instrumentals
The Animals - The Best of the Animals
Willie Nelson - American Classic
New Boyz - "You're a Jerk"
Tiga - Ciao!

Brian Frederick
Breathe Carolina - Hello Fascination
Speakeasy Tiger - The Public
Metric - Fantasies
Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low
Portugal The Man - Censored Colors

Adam Goldstein
The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
Achille Lauro - Bluebird Theater 7-31-09
The Clancy Brothers - "The Nightingale"
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band - "Tight Like This"
Fleet Foxes - "Blue Spotted Tail"

Jason Heller
Snake Mountain - Snake Mountain
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
Boulder Acoustic Society - Punchline
Love and Rockets - Earth, Sun, Moon

Dave Herrera [ imports  ]
Lizzie Huffman and Her Brother Band - "Night In the Country"
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer EP
Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse
Blind Man's Colour - Season Dreaming
The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
Choir of Young Believers - This Is for the White In Your Eyes

Dave Herrera [ exports ]
Jen Korte & the Loss - Jen Korte & the Loss
Shel - Try to Scream
Night Beds - Night Beds EP
Boulder Acoustic Society - Punchline
Quillion - To the Hilt

Nick Hutchinson
Mark Karan - Walk Through the Fire
Sarah JaroszSong up in Her Head
Honey Don't - Honey Don't
Neil Young - Fork in the Road
Gomez - A New Tide

Tom Murphy

Pink Reason - By a Thread 7"
Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror
Sonnenblume - Sonnenblume
New Order - Movement
Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona

Jeff Otte
Les Paul - Jazz Collector Edition: Les Paul Trio
Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau - "Somebody's Knocking"
Cindy Lauper - "Money Changes Everything"
Passion Pit - Chunk of Change EP

Adam Perry
Cat Power - Jukebox
Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
The Ramones - Acid Eaters

Noah Van Sciver
Nirvana - Bleach
Low - Songs For a Dead Pilot
God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Blessure Grave - Learn To Love the Rope

Dutch Seyfarth
Quillion - To the Hilt
Blue Turtle Seduction - Government
Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me
Bleu Edmondson - Lost Boy
Nathen Maxwell & The Original Bunny Gang - White Rabbit

Patrick Sites
On the One - Live From the Knotty Pine
Hot Buttered Rum - Limbs Askimbo
Keller Williams and the WMD's - Fillmore Auditorium
Rolling Stones - Flashpoint
Leftover Salmon - The Nashville Sessions

Kyle Smith
Khanate - Clean Hands Go Foul
Ocean - Pantheon of the Lesser
Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
Weezer - Pinkerton

Jon Solomon
Glenn Gould - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1955 recording)
Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations
Joe Henderson - Elements
Houses - Summer EP
Bill Evans - The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings

Amber Taufen
Baba Brinkman - The Rap Guide to Evolution
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
DJ Cam - Soulshine
DJ Krush - Zen
Hepcat -
Right On Time

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