The Difficulties of Album of the Year

Here we are, at the end of another year. Critics and bloggers internet-wide (including yours truly) are struggling to put together top 20, top 50, top 100, top 10,000 lists of best albums. And it’s kind of a lot of work. It doesn’t seem like it would be; after all, we’re simply talking about listening to a ton of records and choosing your favorite. To reduce the process to its most basic level, there are really only two responses for a listener, blogger or no, to have to an album.

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – Playlist Swap – 8/1/15

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly “What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To” posts (last weeks update here) will reveal that there is a great deal of variety among our staff’s musical tastes. Due to this, we brainstormed the idea of “Playlist Swap,” another biweekly segment that takes place…

A Nameless Ghoul From Ghost Speaks With Noisey

While I haven’t had the good fortune to witness a live performance from Ghost, by all accounts it’s a pretty unique and interesting experience. Their ‘black mass’ setting  So hopefully, they’ll come around some time, but in the meantime, I’ll make do with Youtube footage and this surprising interview with…