The five things we listened to the most this week
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about this new song we can't stop listening to, or this new album flipping our wig, or an old favorite we rediscovered. 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've been listening to this week. Keep reading to see which albums and songs were in heavy rotation, and then, of course, feel free to weigh in with your picks.
Shovel and Rope - Birmingham
John Lee Hooker - I'm In the Mood
Lykke Li - Silver Springs
Divine Fits - My Love Is Real
June Carter and Johnny Cash - If I Were A Carpenter
Yeasayer - Fragrant World
Cat Power - "Ruin"
The Walkmen - "Heaven"
Beach House - Bloom
Bear in Heaven - "Sinful Nature"
Mac Lethal - 11:11
Krewella - Play Hard
GRiZ - MadLiberation
Chino XL - Poison Pen Mixtape
Les Miserables soundtrack
Artifacts - That's Them
Prime Element - Set In Stone
Qwel & Maker - Owl
Kam moye - 7 Years Bad Luck
Input - Pictureface
Calder's Revolver - Steady By Your Side
Bop Skizzum - Coloradical
Yawpers - Capon Crusade
Nightbringer - Hierophany of the Open Grave
Miles Nielsen - Presents the Rusted Hearts
Vitamins - "No Notion of Anything Only Whatever Is What"
Gorgoroth - "Incipit Satan"
Skeeter Davis - "It's the End of the World"
The Libertines - "What Became of the Likely Lads"
Afrika Bambaata - "Planet Rock"
Mos Def - "Mathematics"
Jay Electronica - "Something to Hold On To"
A1 - "Now You Do"
The Roots - Game Theory
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Kylie Minogue - Body Language
The Knocks - "R.O.Y.L."
Yelle - "Amour Du Sol"
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
Beast - "Mr. Hurricane"
IAMTHESHOTGUN - IAMTHESHOTGUN
Allegaeon - Formshifter
Nile - At The Gates of Sethu
Death by Stereo - Black Sheep of the American Dream
The Acacia Strain - BTM FDR
Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates
Pink Martini - A Retrospective
Edith Piaf - The Complete Edith Piaf
The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits
Garden State Soundtrack
Nightwish - Ghost Love Score
Rage Against the Machine - "Bombtrack"
Uliver - Hymn II
PJ Harvey - Kamikaze
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Breakdown"
Rhapsody - The Idea Of Beautiful
The Coup - Magic Clap
Kendrick Lamar - Hii Power
Frank Ocean - Pink Matter
Rick Ross - Sixteen (feat Andre 3000)
R.E.M. - Murmur
R.E.M. - Reckoning
The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground [Third Album]
Television - Marquee Moon
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
Black Flag - Damaged
Mayhem - Deathcrush
Neurosis - Souls at Zero
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Unwound - The Future of What
JR & PH7 - So Far, So Good
Azizi Gibson - Phuck DLX
Gaslamp Killer - "Flange Face" (Low End Theory Edit)
Brothertiger - Golden Years
Time Wharp - "BLK" (Obey City Remix)
Matthew Dear - Beams
Ali Farka Toure/Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu
Danny Brown - "Die Like a Rockstar"
Jerry Jeff Walker - "My Old Man"
Hearts in Space - "Hold Me Over"
Nihill - Verdonkermaan
Evoken - Atra Mors
Krallice - Years Past Matter
Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication
Aldebaran - Embracing the Lightless Depths
John Abercrombie Quartet - Within a Song
David Torn - Prezens
Elliott Sharp's Terraplane - Sky Road Songs
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
DJ Cam - Mad Blunted Jazz (Live)
Baraka Moon - Baraka Moon
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Bjork - Post
The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
Mad Season - Above
At the Drive-In - Vaya
Casket Salesmen - Sleeping Giants
1476 - A Wolfs Age
These Arms Are Snakes - Easter
Lil Bad - I'm Da Man featuring Mr. Midas
Albeez 4 Sheez - Fuck Bobby Brown
Stevie Wonder - Cash in Your Face
Kool G Rap - Two To the Head featuring Scarface, Ice Cube and Bushwick Bill
Tech N9ne - F.A.N.S.
The Mamas & the Papas - "California Dreamin'"
Francoise Hardy - "La Fille Avec Toi"
Fingers of the Sun - "Dinner and a Movie"
Fever Ray - "If I Had a Heart"
Mugison - "Moogiboogie"