Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 2010

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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
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Streetcore
Otis Taylor - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Charlotte Gainsbough - "Masters Hands"
Various - The Story of Ska
Larry Hernandez - "El Querendon y Cajetsos"

CHRIS CALLAWAY
The Smiths - self-titled
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
The National - Boxer
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Over the Rhine - Films for Radio

CORY CASCIATO
Spoon - Transference
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
LCD Soundsystem - self-titled
Tes La Rock - Bassheavy Sports & Culture Vol. 3
Francois K. - Essential Mix Jan. 2006

BRIAN FREDERICK
Brand New - Deja Entendu
Ghostland Observatory - Delete. Delete. I. Eat. Meat.
VAUX - Audible Narcotic
Kitsune Maison - Compilation 8
Robin Thicke - Sex Therapy: The Session

ADAM GOLDSTEIN
Hello Kavita - "The Last Time"
Ween - "You Fucked Up"
Count Basie "I Left My Baby"
Faith No More Angel Dust
Vampire Weekend Contra

DAVE HERRERA
The Sunset Curse - Artificial Heart
kosmøs - Skeptics In Love
Fucked Up - Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009
The Damnwells - One Last Century
Mr. J. Medeiros - The Art of Broken Glass

JACINTA HOWARD
Food Chain- The Food Chain EP
Rhymefest- "Say What's Up" featuring Phonte
Bobby Creekwater- "Pardon My French"
Freddie Gibbs featuring Pill- "Do Wrong"
Statik Selektah featuring Bun B and Colin Monroe- "So Close, So Far"

RU JOHNSON
Philadelphia Slick - "Poets Write Killers"
Sade - "Soldier of Love"
Naeem Oba - "Julia"
K'Naan - "I Come Prepared"
Chaka Khan - "Sweet Thing"

THORIN KLOSOWSKI
Blockhead - Music Scene
Archie Shepp - Black Gipsy
Moon - Soundtrack
Spoon - Transference
Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill

TOM MURPHY
The Fluid - Clear Black Paper
The Fluid - Punch 'N' Judy
Mustangs and Madras - Caution: Bang!
The VSS - Nervous Circuits
Love and Rockets - Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

CHARLES RUSSELL
Yeasayer - Madder Red
The Big Pink - Dominos
Veil Veil Vanish - Modern Lust
IAMX - Your Joy Is My Low
Bloc Party - One Month Off

DUTCH SEYFARTH
Take the Track - Goodbye
Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment, (Hint: There Is No C.)
STS9 - Atlas
Cross Canadian Ragweed - Happiness and All the Other Things
Will Kimbrough - Everything's For Sale

KYLE SMITH
Talk Normal - Sugarland
Eliane Radigue - Vice Versa, etc.
Oren Ambarchi - In the Pendulum's Embrace
Om - Variations On A Theme
Beach House - "Norway"

JON SOLOMON
John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - Beautiful Empty
Lenny Breau - The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Woven Hand - Ten Stones
The Widow's Bane - The Widow's Bane

AMBER TAUFEN
Richard Dorfmeister, Richard Dorfmeister Presents: A Different Drummer Selection
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Everyone Deserves Music
Zero 7, Simple Things
The Grateful Dead, So Many Roads
Dubtribe Sound System, Bryant Street

ANDY THOMAS
Bad Astronaut - Achrophobe
Samiam - Astray
Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
The Still City - We Will Explain Everything
The Black Keys - The Moan

NOAH VAN SCIVER
The Runaways- And now....The Runaways
The Mamas and the Papas- If you can believe your Eyes and Ears
Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career
The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Who killed Sgt. Pepper?
Scratch Acid- The Greatest Gift


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