What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 12/21/17

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Scott Murphy

Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Björk – Homogenic
Classixx – Hanging Gardens
Cryptopsy – None So Vile
Death Cab for Cutie – Plans
Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward
Dying Fetus – Destroy the Opposition
Vijay Iyer Trio – Break Stuff
Yazz Ahmed – La Saboteuse

Jonathan Adams

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
Jay Som – Everybody Works
Glassjaw – Material Control
Joanna Newsom – Ys
Feist – Pleasure
(Sandy) Alex G. – Rocket
Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
Richard Dawson – Peasant

Joshua Bulleid

Björk – Post
Cattle Decapitation – Monolith of Inhumanity
Glassjaw – Material Control
Björk – Medúla
Sumerlands – Sumerlands
Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
U2 – Songs of Innocence
Björk – Vulnicura
Blood Duster – Lyden Nå

Jordan Jerabek

Northless – Last Bastion of Cowardice
Dan Terminus – Automated Refrains
Glassjaw – Material Control
Succumb – s/t
Aosoth – V: The Inside Scriptures
The Atomic Bitchwax – Force Field
Norska – Too Many Winters
Hell – s/t
Former Worlds – Photos of Eve IX-XVI

Eden Kupermintz

Pelagic Records – MMXVIII
Trigger – Cryogenesis
This Patch of Sky – These Small Spaces
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Jarun – Sporysz
Inferno – Gnosis Kardias
Atsuko Chiba – Jinn
Clutch – Pure Rock Fury
Thank You Scientist – Stronger Heads Prevail

Colin Kauffman

Trigger – Cryogenesis
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Disassociation
Auroch – Taman Shud
Afformance – Music For Imaginary Film #1
Yazz Ahmed – La Saboteuse
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Megadeth – Rust In Peace
Portico Quartet – Art In The Age of Automation
Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar

David Aleksov

Call Super – Arpo
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
Tom Waits – Blue Valentine
Burial – Untrue
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE
Fever Ray – Plunge
Slint – Spiderland
Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things

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