Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 14, 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.

Darlene Love - Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Various - A Very Booleged X-mas
The Smithereens - "Christmas Time is Here Again
Shakin Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Gary Glitter - Another Rock n' Roll Christmas
Slade - Merry X-mas Everybody

The Kinks - Sleepwalker
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
The Beatles - Revolver
Crowded House - Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House
 Pete Townshend - Empty Glass

I Am the Dot - Rare Creatures
George & Caplin - He Really Got Through to Advertising
George & Caplin - The Nature of Leaving
George & Caplin - Things Past
Beauty Flash - Beauty Flash 2


30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War
Portugal. The Man - Censored Colors
t.A.T.u. - 200km/hr In The Wrong Lane
The Whip - X Marks Destination
Yo Gabba Gabba! - Yo Gabba Gabba Music Is Awsome!


Neil Young -- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Reissue)

Richard Hawley -- "Ashes on Fire"

Mike Marchant -- Outer Space and the Sea

Duke Henderson -- "Country Girl"

Duke Ellington -- "Clouds in My Heart"

Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Trouble - Psalm 9
Unbroken - Life. Love. Regret.
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
MC5 - High Time

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty
Flashbulb Fires - Glory
Christopher Jak - Leadfoot Lover EP/Folk EP
Bad Weather California - Young Punks
Arliss Nancy - Dance to Forget

Red Rooster - Walk
Various Artists - Joyful Noise (Reggae from the Virgin Islands)
Moreland & Arbuckle - Legend of John Henry
King Wilkie - Broke
Tony Bennett - Christmas Album - snowfall

Candy Claws -  In The Dream Of The Sea Life
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Pictureplane - Dark Rift
Handsome Furs - Face Control
Various Artists - Hot Congress Vol. 1

The Clash - Combat Rock
Moore - Guillotines and Angel Wings
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Windy & Carl - Songs for the Broken Hearted
Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll

Sade - Soldier of Love
Black Angels - You on the run
Datsik - Southpaw
Lilium - Lover
Jinder - Youth Blood

Reno Divorce - Tears Before Breakfast
Big Gigantic - Wide Awake
SoundTribeSector9 - Ad Explorata
The Congress - Loretta
Soundrabbit - Tree Trunk Airplanes

The Clash - London Calling           
The Legendary River Drifters - Into the Darkness    
Erik Deutsch - Hush Money
Alessandra Celletti - Esotérik Satie          
The GetDown! - Snakes & Snails E.P.

Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
Blood on the Wall - Liferz
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Jon Snodgrass - Visitor's Band
Whygee and Sunkenstate - Sambodextrust
Moonspeed - Flowers of the Moon
Blackout Pact - Wolves in the Lazarette
Espirit de Corps - Under Constant Influence

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