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.
See also: Heavy Rotation archive of what we've been listening to
DAVE HERRERA The Head and the Heart - Let's Be Still Haim - Days Are Gone CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe Thee Dang Dangs - "She Moves" Skyfox - Counter Counter Culture
JOSIAH HESSE Icona Pop - "I Don't Care I Love It" Frank Sinatra - "All The Way" Elvis Costello - "London's Brilliant Parade" Blind Lemon Jefferson - "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" Wild Belle - "It's Too Late"
NOAH HUBBELL Danny Brown - "Dope Song" Jeff Buckley - Grace YC The Cynic - GNK Vic Mensa - Innanetape Lil Wayne - "Dedication 2"
BRAD LOPEZ Winds of Plague - "Say Hello to the Undertaker" Red Fang - "Blood Like Cream" Primitive Man - Scorn Devildriver - "Hardened" Ghost B.C. - "Depth of Satan's Eyes"
TOM MURPHY Alex Fischer - Listen With Your Brain SWANS - Soundtracks For the Blind Sister Crayon - Cynic Locust - You'll Be Safe Forever Pink Reason - "By a Thread"
ADAM ROY The Cat Empire - Voodoo Cowboy Desert Sessions - Crawl Home Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Lyle Lovett - "North Dakota" Jay Rock - "Hood Gone Love It"
LESLIE SIMON RJD2 - "Her Majesty's Socialist Request" Cold Beat- "Worms" Cults - "I Can Hardly Make You Mine" Foxtrott - "Colors" Joanna Gruesome - "Secret Surprise"
JON SOLOMON Kneebody - The Line The Bad Plus - Made Possible Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall Brad Mehldau - Largo Simone Dinnerstein - Bach: Goldberg Variations
AMBER TAUFEN Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill The Flaming Lips - Transmissions from the Satellite Heart Greyboy - Mastered the Art Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
AARON THACKERAY Calabrese - Born with a Scorpion's Touch Ghost B.C. - Body and Blood Biology - Born Again Virgins AFI - "The Conductor" 1476 - Evoke You
ANTONIO VALENZUELA The Spinners - "I'll Be Around" 2pac -"Definition of a Thug Nigga" Tech N9ne featuring Danny Brown - "Thizzles" Str8 Chek'N - "Jubilator" James Brown - "Papa Don't Take No Mess"