Introducing Heavy Rotation, our weekly top five spins

As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query inspired Heavy Rotation, one of two new features we're debuting this week. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, starting today, I'll be polling each of my colleagues to find out what's on top of their playlists every week and then compiling and posting their responses. After the jump, you'll find a list of the things tickling our fancy this week. Feel free to chime in with your own picks.

01. Everything Absent or Distorted - The Great Collapse
02. Iuengliss - Motion in Mind
03. Iuengliss - Wake-Up Time
04. Gui Boratto - Essential Mix
05. Matthew Dear - Asa Breed

01. Grace Jones - The Ultimate Collection
02. DJ Lobsterdust - "When White Horses Cry"
03. Steinski - What Does It All Mean? - 1983-2006 Retrospective
04. Dante - Roaming Empire
05. Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer

01. Taarka - "Augra's Machine"
02. Danielle Ate the Sandwich - Things People Do
03. The Dubliners - The Dubliners in Concert
04. The Avett Brothers - "A Lot of Movin'" (Live)
05. Fats Waller - Fine Arabian Stuff

01. Danielle Ate the Sandwich - Things People Do
02. Alan Alda - Alan Alda
03. Lifeboat Etiquette - "Eye For Composition"
04. Iuengliss - Motion in Mind
05. 29th Street Disciples - 29th Street Disciples

DAVE HERRERA (national)
01. Cameron McGill - Warm Songs for Cold Shoulders
02. Vetiver - Tight Knit
03. Winter Gloves - About a Girl
04. I Was a King - I Was a King
05. Crystal Antlers - Tentacles

01. The Nod - Twisted Romance
02. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
03. Women - Women
04. The Chills - Brave Words
05. Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror

01. The Dream - Love Vs. Money
02. Big Pooh - Delightful Bars
03. Amanda Diva - Spandex, Rhymes & Soul
04. Braille - Cloud Nineteen
05. DJ Vajra - Showin' Off / B-Boy's Best Friend

01. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
02. Maria Taylor - LadyLuck
03. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
04. Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt Soundtrack
05. Wayne Shorter - Beyond the Sound Barrier: Live

01. Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
02. Dan Deacon - Bromst
03. These Are Powers - "Easy Answers"
04. Wavves - Wavvves
05. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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