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

An Albatross – Blessphemy…of the Peace Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Warp Kumite
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Nick Drake – Bryter Layter
Henry Cow – Legend
Matmos – A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure
Shabazz Palaces – Of Light
The Tallest Man On Earth – Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird
Ulver – Kveldssanger
The Weeknd – Trilogy

Eden Kupermintz

Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide
Deluge – Aego Templo
Faten Kanaan – A Mythology of Circles
Aviations – Retrospect
Countless Skies – Glow
Unprocessed – Artificial Void
Aminesus – Abreaction
El Huervo – Vandereer
Dawnwalker – Ages

Jon Adams

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
LSD and the Search for God – Self-titled
Adrianne Lenker – Songs
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
Holy Fawn – Death Spells
Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide
Nothing – The Great Dismal
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas

Josh Bulleid

Soilwork – The Ride Majestic
Palm Reader – Sleepless
Holter – Vlad the Impaler
In Malice’s Wake – The Blindness of Faith
Killer be Killed – Reluctant Hero
Megan Thee Stallion – Good News
Hatebreed – Supremacy
AC/DC – Power Up
Harlott – Detritus of the Final Age

Joe Astill

Déluge – Ægo Templo
156/Silence – Irrational Pull
Zeal & Ardor – Wake of a Nation
Eleanora – Mere
Frail Body – A Brief Memoriam
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA
A.A. Williams – Forever Blue
Of Feather And Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration
Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide

Trent Bos

156/Silence – Irrational Pull
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide
Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion
Fuck The Facts – Pleine Noirceur
Lazy Laser – Ride On Space Cowboy
Viva Belgrado – Bellavista
Viva Belgrado – Ulises
Draconian – Under a Godless Veil

Pete Williams

Ilsa – Preyer
Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide
Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
Nothing – The Great Dismal
Zeal & Ardor – Wake of a Nation
No Thank You – Embroidered Foliage
Jesu – Terminus
beabadoobee – Fake It Flowers
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle – May Our Chambers Be Full