Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among 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.
JOSIAH M HESSE
Charlotte Gainsbourg (featuring Beck) - "Heaven Can Wait"
Morrissey - "Sing Your Life"
Here We Go Magic - "Fangela"
Joshua Novak - "Tidal Wave"
The Grateful Dead - "Mountains of the Moon" (Live at Playboy After Dark)
A$AP Rocky - "1 Train" feat Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big KRIT
Justin Timberlake - "Suit & Tie" feat Jay-Z
Toro y Moi - Anything In Return
Pretty Mouth - Satan In Clothes
The Seven Hats - Scientific American
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos - Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
Arsenio Rodriguez - Primitivo
Thelonious Monk - Alone in San Francisco
Nina Simone - Four Women: The Philips Recordings
Donald Byrd - A New Perspective