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

[youtube= 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…