As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we're listening to this week. Of ninety total picks this week, new albums from Nathaniel Rateliff and Sleigh Bells, as well as various songs by Bruno Mars topped our playlists. And you'll note that Chris Callaway didn't list the Kinks this week (though, he did list Ray Davies, so we're not sure if that counts). Otherwise, we were all over the map with a healthy mix of local and national releases. See our top spins and feel free to weigh in with picks of your own after the jump.
MARK BLIESENER John-Alex Mason - "Rolled and Tumbled" Kate Nash - "Do Wah Doo" Gil Scott Heron - "Me and the Devil" Primal Scream - "Country Girl" Scouting For Girls - "This Ain't A Love Song"
CHRIS CALLAWAY Forty Watt - unreleased songs Rogue Wave - Permalight The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope Ray Davies - The Kinks Choral Collection The Tories - Wonderful Life
CORY CASCIATO Holy Fuck - Latin Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds Chromeo - DJ Kicks Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Lazy Town feat. Lil Jon - "Cooking by the Book" (Lil Bigger mix by Mastgrr)
BRIAN FREDERICK Paper Tongues - Paper Tongues Keane - Night Train Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever Bad Rabbits - Stick Up Kids Bruno Mars - It's Better If You Don't Understand
A.H. GOLDSTEIN Georges Brassens - "Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat" Tom Waits - The Mule Variations Ween - "Nan" Bizet - Carmen Jack McVea - "Wino"
DAVE HERRERA Sleigh Bells - Treats Deftones - Diamond Eyes Ozomatli - "Gay Vatos In Love" Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory of Loss The Chain Gang of 1974 - White Guts
NICK HUTCHINSON Otis Redding & His Orchestra - Live on the Sunset Strip Hot Tuna - Live at New Orleans House Berkeley, CA 09/69 Lubriphonic - Soul Solution Wovenhand - The Threshingfloor Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere - Midnight Flyer
RU JOHNSON ManeRok - The Ugly Truth Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives Styles feat Tyler Woods - Invincible French Montana - We Buy the Whole Thing. Bruno Mars feat Cee-Lo Green and B.o.B - "The Other Side"
KIERNAN MALETSKY Sleigh Bells - Treats Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz Mike Marchant - Indulgent Space Folk Vol. 2 B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray The Sunset Curse - Artificial Heart
TOM MURPHY The Sight Below - It All Falls Apart Common Loon - The Long Dream of Birds Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials (Expanded Edition) The Besnard Lakes - Volume I
JEF OTTE Greg Harris Vibe Quintet - Glass Gold The Smiths - "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" Kingdom of Magic - various At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command Paco de Lucia - Entre dos Aguas
ADAM PERRY David Cross - Bigger and Blackerer Dr. Dog - Fate Dr. Dog - We All Belong Brian Eno - Music for Airports Alela Diane - "Dry Grass and Shadows"
DUTCH SEYFARTH Greensky Bluegrass - Live at Bells 30db - One Man Show AC / DC - Live at Donnington Janis Joplin - the Essential Janis Joplin Melissa Auf der Maur - Lightning Is My Girl
KYLE SMITH Jesu - Conqueror Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams Aphex Twin - Chosen Lords
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JON SOLOMON Townes Van Zandt - Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison Slaraffenland - Private Cinema
AMBER TAUFEN Radiohead - The Bends Tosca - Delhi 9 Justice - Cross The Roots - Things Fall Apart various Artists - Strictly Ballroom Soundtrack
AARON THACKERAY Warship - Supply and Depend Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics Helloween - Treasure Chest Calabrese - The traveling Vampire Show INXS - Kick
ANDY THOMAS Drive by Truckers - The Big To Do Son Volt - The Search Ruiner - Hell is Empty Hoots and Hellmouth - The Holy Open Secret Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack