For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly 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 doesn’t 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. Also, consider these posts open threads to share your own recent playlists and 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

Cinder Well – No Summer
Ezra Feinberg – Recumbent Speech
Gulch – Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
Kestrels – Dream or Don’t Dream
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
Quicksails – Blue Rise
Spirit Possession – Spirit Possession
A.A. Williams – Forever Blue
Xythlia – Immortality Through Quantum Suicide

Pete Williams

Xythlia – Immortality Through Quantum Suicide
Hum – Inlet
Eremit – Desert of Ghouls
Psychonaut – Behold the God Man
Harrington, Gustin, and Zahn – Tura Lura
Moribund Mantras – Golden Void
Pyrrhon – Abscess Time
Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
Elder – Omens

Calder Dougherty

The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay
The 1975 – notes on a conditional form
Gulch – Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
Taylor Swift – Folklore
Drops of Heart – Stargazers
Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
Hozier – Wasteland, Baby!
Mortality Rate – Sleep Deprivation
George Clanton and Nick Hexum – George Clanton and Nick Hexum

Trent Bos

Aesthesys – Alignments
Taylor Swift – Folklore
The Midnight – Monsters
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Alfredo
Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still
Xythlia – Immortality Through Quantum Suicide
After the Burial – Wolves Within
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus

Jordan Jerabek

Cryptic Shift – Visitations from Enceladus
Gaerea – Limbo
Halen – Virus
Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville
Modern Color – From the Leaves of Your Garden
MSW – Obliviosus
Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still
wthAura – Grocery
Zombi – 2020

Josh Bulleid

Lady Gaga – Artpop
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Rina Sawayama – Sawayama
Lady Gaga – Chromatica
Lady Gaga – The Fame
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Madonna – MDNA
Taylor Swift – folklore

Eden Kupermintz

Oddisee – Odd Cure
King Witch – Body of Light
Serengeti – ajai
Synthvvitch – Destroyer
Gulch – Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
Eye of Nix – Ligeia
sleepmakewaves – These Are Not Your Dreams
Turtle Skull – Monoluths
Vamacara – Mantras for the Manifold

Jon Adams

MSW – Obliviosus
Lianne La Havas – S/T
Taylor Swift – Folklore
Paysage d’Hiver – S/T
Primitive Man – Immersion
Paysage d’Hiver – Im Wald
Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota
Cinder Well – No Summer
Dehd – Flower of Devotion