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 Jack Kerouac - Blues and Haikus Lord Buckley - The Ruby Windows White Rabbits -"Percusion Gun" Bob Marley and the Wailers- Jungle Dub El Tigrillo Palma- "Flor de Dalia"
CHRIS CALLAWAY Ray Davies - The Kinks Choral Collection Holy Fiction - Hours from It Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
CORY CASCIATO Yeasayer - Odd Blood Die Antwoord - $O$ Vampire Weekend - Contra Spoon - Transference Booka Shade - DJ Kicks
BRIAN FREDERICK Alkaline Trio - Crimson The Moody Blues - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky Massive Attack - Heliogland Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Charles Sheffield - "It's Your Voodoo Working" Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - "Pathetique" Aqueduct - "Tension (Piano verite)" Temptations - "I Wish It Would Rain" Fats Waller - "The Curse of an Aching Heart"
DAVE HERRERA Die Antwoord - $O$ Broken Bells - "The High Road" (from forthcoming Broken Bells) jj - "And Now" (from forthcoming No 3) The Bloodsugars - I Can't Go On, I'll Go On HIM - Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice
JASON HELLER Throwaway Sunshine - For Everything We're Not Lightspeed Champion - Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You! Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
NICK HUTCHINSON Bob Marley - Greatest Hits at Studio One Megan Burtt - It Ain't Love Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits Various Artists - Joyful Noise (Reggae from the Virgin Islands) Vampire Weekend - Contra
RU JOHNSON The Entrance Band-The Entrance Band Lil Wayne- The Carter II Kidz in the Hall- Land of Make Believe Mos Def- The New Danger Jay-Z- Reasonable Doubt
THORIN KLOSOWSKI Tron - Soundtrack Art Brut - It's A Bit Complicated Bruce Haack - Electric Lucifer Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson Neil Diamond - 12 Songs
KIERNAN MALETSKY Gil Scott-Heron -- I'm New Here Lil Wayne -- No Ceilings Big Star -- #1 Record The Who -- My Generation Hot Congress -- Compilation 1
TOM MURPHY Clip'd Beaks - To Realize St. Vincent - Actor Fugazi - Repeater Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
JEF OTTE Die Antwoord - "Enter the Ninja" Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out Foals - Antidotes Buzzcocks - Product Ghostface - Fishscale
ADAM PERRY Sleepy Sun - Embrace Brian Eno - Music for Airports Wilco - Being There Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Ween - God Ween Satan
CHARLES RUSSELL Murder City Devils - Dear Hearts The The - True Happiness This Way Lies A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You The Delta Mirror - He Was Worst Then The Needle He Gave You Bright Eyes - First Day of My life
DUTCH SEYFARTH Nick Ogawa - Shady Grove / Deeper Than The Vine These Unites States - Everything Touches Everything Regret Night - Lost My Head Diana Ross - Upside Down Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
KYLE SMITH Nurse With Wound - Homotopy to Marie Prurient - Arrowhead YOB - The Great Cessation Brian Eno - Before and After Science Matmos - Supreme Balloon
JON SOLOMON Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels - Falling Apart at the Seams Pat Metheny - Orchestrion Richard Swift - Atlantic Ocean Efterklang - Magic Chairs Bill Frisell - With Dave Holland & Elvin Jones
AMBER TAUFEN Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches Lyrics Born - Same !@#$ Different Day LTJ Bukem - The Progression Sessions RJD2 - Your Face Or Your Kneecaps Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
ANDY THOMAS Dessa - A Badly Broken Code Bomb the Music Industry - Adults POS - Never Better Disappearer - The Clearing Cheap Girls - My Roaring 20s
NOAH VAN SCIVER Jeremy Jay - Love Everlasting EP Lake - Let's Build a Roof Atlas Sound - Another Bedroom EP No Age - Eraser Times New Viking - Stay Awake
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