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.
MARK BLIESENER William S. Burroughs - Spare Ass Annie Green Day - "Know Your Enemy" Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore - 900 Baseline The Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant Madness- The Liberty of Norton Folgate
CHRIS CALLAWAY The Kinks - Sleepwalker Brasstronaut - Mt. Chimaera The Kinks - Low Budget Owlsey - self-titled Ray Davies - Other People's Lives
CORY CASCIATO CacheFlowe - This Year is for Lovers Hideous Men - EP Jamie Jones - RebelPod 03 Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets Aaron Stoquert - "Song About Impending Zombie Apocalypse"
BRIAN FREDERICK Lostprophets - The Betrayed Butch Walker and the Black Widows - I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart Alkaline Trio - This Addiction Lil Wayne - ReBirth Anything that isn't "We Are The World 25"
JASON HELLER Alkaline Trio, This Addiction The Jam, Extras Rush, Signals Xiu Xiu, Dear God, I Hate Myself The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
DAVE HERRERA Ploy For Extinction - Equality Lies Below The Congress - The Congress Rogue Wave - Permalight Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package jj - jj n° 3
RU JOHNSON Tanya Stephens - Gangsta Blues Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun Jadakiss - Kiss Tha Game Goodbye Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsy's.
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Books - Lost and Safe Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists... Kid Koala - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight Yeasayer - Odd Blood
KIERNAN MALETSKY Girls - Album Yeasayer - Odd Blood "Dreamscene" - Hideous Men Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen 6 Kiss - Lil B
TOM MURPHY Nico - The Marble Index Nico - Desertshore Bailterspace - Robot World St. Vincent - Actor Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror
JEF OTTE Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out Between the Buried and Me - Colors Sufjan Stevens - Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lakes State Die Antwoord - "Zef Side" Lenny Breau - The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau Live!
ADAM PERRY Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold Neil Young - Dreamin' Man Live '92 Midlake - The Courage of Others Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' Neil Young - Comes a Time
CHARLES RUSSELL Die Antwoord - Fish Paste Black Tambourine - For X-lovers only Adam F & Horx - Shut Off the Lights Feat. Redman (Caspa rmx) Pink Floyd - On the Run New Order - Sunrise
DUTCH SEYFARTH Anthrax - Attack Of The Killer B's 500 Miles to Memphis - We've Built Up To Nothing Mumford and Sons - Winter Winds Calling Out West - Where I Belong Avett Brothers - I And Love And You
KYLE SMITH Buried at Sea - Ghost EP Buried at Sea - Demo Neurosis - Given to the Rising Robedoor - Totem Hole La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano
JON SOLOMON Neko Case - Middle Cyclone Tom Harrell - Prana Dance King Crimson - Discipline Rahssan Roland Kirk - Bright Moments Paul Motian & the Electric Bebop Band - Play Monk and Powell
AMBER TAUFEN DJ Z-Trip and DJ P - Uneasy Listening, Volume 1 Peter Kruder - Peace Orchestra Jets to Brazil - Orange Rhyming Dictionary Beastie Boys - Ill Communication Zero 7 - The Garden
ANDY THOMAS The Knew - Pulperia Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Movies Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne Replacements - Let It Be Bon Iver - Blood Bank
NOAH VAN SCIVER Jeremy Jay- Heavenly Creatures The Magnetic Fields- Realism The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced Vivian Girls- Vivian Girls Arthur Russell- Calling Out Of Context
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