Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 1, 2009

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As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious and to give you a feel for our individual sensibilities, 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.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - A Stranger Here
MC5 - Teenage Lust Live
Otis Taylor  -Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Steve Earle- The Revolution Starts Now
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Jungle Dub

XTC - The Big Express
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC - White Music
Pete Yorn - Musicforthemorningafter
Pete Townshend - Empty Glass

A SHITLOAD of classical music at my future mother in law's house (12 hours a day it is on!)
I Am the Dot - Rare Creatures
Hideous Men - MySpace tracks
Mikael Stavöstrand - Live Quito 11/14/2009
Brian Eno - Ambient Mix (a personal mix of my favorite of his ambient tracks)

Various Artists - Honest Don's Welcome Wagon
Buck-O-Nine - Twenty-Eight Teeth
Prong - Cleansing
Arrested Developement - "Mr. Wendel"
The Pirate Signal - The Name Of This Band Is The Pirate Signal

Animal Collective - "Fall Be Kind EP"
Ween - "I Saw Gener Cryin' in his Sleep"
Buddy Guy - Live at the Mystery Club
Howlin' Wolf - "Tell Me"
Houses - Fall EP

Hot Congress compilation
Fierce Bad Rabbit - "You're All I've Got"
Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn - Break Up
Swell Season - Strict Joy
Pretty Lights - Passing By Behind Your Eyes

Joe Louis Walker - Between a Rock and the Blues
Pink Floyd - Live at Oakland Coliseum Arena, May 19, 1977
Pink Floyd - Live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, April 29, 1970
John Mayer - Battle Studies
Norah Jones - The Fall

Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another
Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live
Group 1850 - Agemo's Trip to Mother Earth
Popol Vuh - Nosferatu Soundtrack
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations Box Set

The Fall - Reformation Post T.L.C.
Action Packed Thrill Ride - Action Packed Thrill Ride
Makeout Point - Makeout Point
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Pacific Pride - Pacific Pride

The Horrors - Primary Colours
Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju
Mission of Burma - The Sound The Speed The Light
Moonspeed - Flowers of the Moon

Paco de Lucia y Ricardo Modre - 12 canciones de Garcia Lorca
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Soundtrack
Wu Tang Clan - Wu Tang Forever
Neil Young - Unplugged


Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Bob Dylan - Hard Rain
Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold
Alela Diane - To Be Still

Sleigh Bells - A/B Machines
The Big Pink - Too Young to Love (Delorean RMX)
Blutengel - City Lights (City Nights RMX Ashbury Heights)
Mastodon - Oblivion (Troublemaker RMX)
The Pogues - A Rainy Night In Soho

Superseed - Headed West
Allegaeon - Cower Before Me
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here
Kort McCumber - Pay the Fiddler
Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently

The Pop Group - Y
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Television - Marquee Moon
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
Kraftwerk - Computer World

Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live
The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (40th anniversary edition)
Efterklang & the Danish National Orchestra - Performing Parades
John Abercrombie - Cat 'n' Mouse
Bill Laswell - Ambient Compendium

Flashbulb Fires - Glory
Lawrence Arms - Cocktails and Dreams
Micah Schnabel - When the Stage Lights Go Dim
Digger Barnes - Time Has Come
Chad Price - Smile Sweet Face

Shannon and the Clams- I want to go home
The Jesus and Mary Chain- Psychocandy
Belle&Sebastian- Tigermilk
Camera Obscura- Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi
The Concretes- The Concretes in Colour

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