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

alphabet holds hostage – truth in habitual (shoegaze, dream pop)
Codist – A Dream is Just a Big Thought (power pop, slacker rock)
The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art (alt-rock, power pop)
Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice (death metal)
LICE – WASTELAND: What Ails Our People Is Clear (noise rock, industrial)
Poor Calvin – Twine (indie folk)
Sithu Aye – Senpai III (nu-prog)
The Spencer Zweifel Quintet – Backwoods Fancy (jazz)
Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz (art punk, post-punk)

Trent Bos

Billy Woods & Moor Mother – BRASS (abstract hip-hop)
Anna Pest – Dark Arms Reach Skywards with Bone White Fingers (progressive death metal)
Everything Everything – Get to Heaven (art rock, progressive pop)
HEALTH – DISCO4 :: Part 1 (electro-industrial)
R.A.P. Ferreira – Bob’s Son (abstract hip-hop, jazz rap)
Native – Wrestling Moves (math rock, post-hardcore)
Downy – Untitled (post-rock, math rock)
I Hear Sirens – Stella Mori (post-rock)
Terminal Bliss – Brute Errata (hardcore punk)

Josh Bulleid

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia (dance pop, electro pop)
Sylosis – Cycle of Suffering (groove thrash)
Rina Sawayama – Sawayama (power pop, occasional nu metal)
DevilDriver – Winter Kills (groove thrash, metalcore)
Kreator – Enemy of God (thrash)
Taylor Swift – Speak Now (pop, country)
Anna Pest – Dark Arms Reach Skywards with Bone White Fingers (progressive deathcore)
Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (gothic black metal)
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage (progressive metal, tech groove)

Pete Williams

Deafheaven – Ten Years Gone
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II
Acid Bath – When the Kite String Pops
Crowbar – Odd Fellows Rest
Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys
svrm – rozpad
Grief – Come to Grief
Calyces – Impulse to Soar
Drown – Subaqueous

Eden Kupermintz

Meristem – Dark Phase
Troy Baker – Sitting In the Fire
Glass Kites – Glass Kites II
Dead Quiet – Truth and Ruin
Moon Hooch – Life on Other Planets
Elder – Omens
Peripheral Cortex – God Kaiser Hell
Dessiderium – Shadow Birth
wthAura – GROCERY

Joe Astill

Katie Malco – Failures (indie rock, indie folk)
For Giants – There, There (prog metal, post-rock)
Year of the Knife – Internal Incarceration (metalcore)
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon III: The Chosen (pop rap)
Respire – Black Line (blackened screamo, post-rock)
Cryptodira – The Angel of History (prog death metal)
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (indie folk)
Terminal Bliss – Brute Err/ata (hardcore punk)
Boygenius – Boygenius (indie rock, indie folk)