Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't hold out on us.
DAVE HERRERA Big Sean - "Control" feat Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars The Milk Carton Kids - The Ash & Clay Skylar Grey - Don't Look Down Moderat - II The ReMINDers - "You Can Count On Me"
BRAD LOPEZ Within The Ruins - "New Holy War" Oceano - "Weaponized" Skeletonwitch - "This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill)" The Acacia Strain - "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow" Bad Religion - "Empty Causes"
PATRICK RODGERS Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica - "Control" Moodoid - "Je suis la Montagne" Black Milk - "Perfected on Puritan Ave" Freddie McKay - "I'm A Free Man" Bitches is Crazy - "Shinin"
JON SOLOMON Coleman Hawkins - The Genius of Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins - Soul Louis Armstrong - The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings The Aakash Mittal Quartet - Ocean Billy Cobham - Spectrum
AMBER TAUFEN Lil Sum'n Sum'n - Released M.I.A. - Piracy Funds Terrorism Mr. Oizo - Lamb's Anger Tosca - Different Tastes of Honey Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
SHAWN WHITE Big Sean - "Control" feat Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica Trinidad James f. Travis Scott - "Shut Up" Just Blaze ft. Baauer & Jay-Z - "Higher" Flux Pavilion ft. Childish Gambino - "Do or Die"
Akwafina - "NYC Bitche$"