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.
Boulder Acoustic Society - "Punchline"
Ron Miles - "Stone/Blossom"
Arctic Monkeys- "Humbug"
Muddy Waters - "Greatest Hits"
The Fugs - "First Album"
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Crowded House - Temple of Low Men
Crowded House- Woodface
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Smiths- The Queen is Dead
Beyonce - "Beautiful Nightmare"
Ten and Tracer - In Such a Fix to be so Fertile
Zeno - Amnesia Studio Mix
The Smiths - self titled
Califone - Roots and Crowns
Jackson 5 - Soulsation!
Drag the River - Live at the Starlight
Moshiach Oi! - Better Get Ready
David Guetta - One Love
Hello Kavita - "To a Loved One"
Aloft In The Sundry - FORE
Spinnerette - Spinnerette
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
3OH!3 - "Starstrukk Remix feat. Katy Perry"
Candyman - Ain't No Shame In My Game
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
DAVE HERRERA [imports]
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
The Black Crowes - Before the Frost...Until the Freeze
Chuck Ragan - Gold Country
Matt Pond PA - Auri Sacra Fames
These United States - Everything Touches Everything
DAVE HERRERA [exports]
Pretty Lights - Filling Up the City Skies
Pretty Lights - Taking Up Your Precious Time
Sonnenblume - Sonnenblume
Aloft in the Sundry - Fore
Tim Brun (Churchill) - "Every Single Round"
Pictureplane - "Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)"
Finn Riggins - Vs. Winter
Church - Song Force Crystal
Hot White - "Pre-teen Wet Dream"/"Mach Me" demo
The Stone Roses - "She Bangs the Drums"
Yes - In a Word, Yes (box set)
Chicago - Chicago
Ahmad Jamal - Big Byrd: The Essence, Part 2
The Association - "Never my Love"
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
Spiritualized -- Ladies and Gentleman, We Are Floating in Space
Bob Dylan -- "Positively 4th St."
The Clash -- London Calling
New Model Army -- Today is a Good Day
Girl Talk -- Feed the Animals
O.N.E. & DJ quote - Inglorious Basterd
Jay-z - Blueprint 3
Braille - CloudNineteen
Various Artists - Aaliyah Revisited
Michael Jackson - Suite Remixes I
Calling Out West - The Answer
Alreshay - Celebrity
Bouncing Souls - Badass
Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed
Dose - Obituary Song
Boulder Acoustic Society - Punchline
Jen Korte & the Loss - Jen Korte & the Loss
Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
The xx - xx
Allison Krauss & Union Station - Live
Yonder Mountain String Band - The Show
The Chieftains - The Nashville Sessions
Drew Emmitt - Across the Bridge
Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile - Self-Titled
DJ Z-Trip and DJ P, Uneasy Listening: Against the Grain Vol. 1
Les Rhythmes Digitales, Darkdancer
DJ Cam, The French Connection
Unwritten Law, Unwritten Law
Squarepusher, "Red Hot Car"
William Elliot Whitmore - Song of the Blackbird
The Blackout Pact - Wolves in the Lazarette
P.O.S. - Never Better
John Fogerty - The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
NOAH VAN SCIVER
Bratmobile - Pottymouth
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
A Tribe Called Quest - The Anthology
Gray Matter - Food for Thought & Take It Back
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