The Glorious Dead
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The Glorious Dead

August 21, 2012

  Song Title
Can't Play Dead
Curse Me Good
What Makes A Good Man?
Big Bad Wolf
Be Mine
Same Ol'
Just My Luck
The Lonesome Road
Don't Say Nothing
Blood Dirt Love Stop

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Label: Ninja Tune/Counter Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Counter Records
  • Total Length: 39:01
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,057 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Their Best Yet August 23, 2012
Format:Audio CD
The Heavy sprung to the mainstream conscious with their infectious hit "How You Like Me Now?" Their new album, THE GLORIOUS DEAD, may be better than their previous album, THE HOUSE THAT DIRT BUILT. THE GLORIOUS DEAD is 10 tracks of nonstop funk, soul, and rock-n-roll. It's dirty, rough, and passionate -- there's not a stinker on this album.

The British band's album begins with one of its best tracks: "Can't Play Dead." It's a dark, sweaty, rocker that settles into a groove that seems endless. "Curse Me Good" uses a little more Mo-Town in its influences. THE GLORIOUS DEAD's lead single, "What Makes a Good Man?" wouldn't feel out of place in a Black Keys album -- it's back up harmonies propel the song to a stand-out hit. "Same 'Ol" swaggers back and forth with his downtempo and heavy procession. The music on this record is phenomenal -- the brass horns feel ready to explode, the drums are getting the hell beat out of them, and the guitarwork varies from the bluesy to the frantic. Kelvin Swalby's vocals are often a highlight: his gritty and soulful voice often draw comparisons to Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and for good reason. His worn-in vocals give these songs a nice, comfortable feeling.

The Heavy's GLORIOUS DEAD is a victory-lap for the band -- anyone who enjoyed their last album ought to love this one. Fans of The Black Keys would do well to seek this band out as well -- The Heavy aren't quite as lo-fi as the Black Keys, and their music is a bit sweatier and grittier. Essential tracks to sample/download include: "Same Ol'," "Can't Play Dead," and "What Makes A Good Man?"
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars amazing August 31, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Just saw them on Letterman, wow , Dave got them to do a bit of "How You Like Me Now" at one point, as he sings or shouts "How You Like Me Now" Letterman is in the microphone answering "I Love You", I was counting how many people in the band. For us old folks its some what the party music of James Brown and The Flames.
THIS IS PARTY MUSIC, on the impromtu version of "How You.." I think Pauls Horn section added some additional blast, I loved it, took me back to that hard rock era wow.... I just put this out here I got a late dinner gone cold I am so blown away by this sound takes me back to my youth,I totally dig Letterman's excitement, this was written 10 mins. after performance. IT ROCKS
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Funk Neo-Soul August 21, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
The Heavy blends retro-soul, R&B, funk and garage rock to produce an awesome musical stew. If you're up for a sweaty, groovy, musical workout, this is the album for you. They hit on a lot of genres without ever sounding inauthentic. Highly recommended for fans of The Black Keys, Raphael Saadiq, or Gnarls Barkley.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I was absolutely blown away when I first sampled the album on Amazon. I was actually just checking the status of an order, when I noticed a little 25% coupon pop up on my screen for this album by this band that I had never heard of I HAD to hear the entire thing(via The Pirate Bay...don't judge!), and I enjoyed the album SO much I literally listened to it about 3 or 4 times in a row. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't support this incredibly diverse and freshly funky group, The Heavy, if I had not purchased it. And lucky for me (being a HUGE collector) "The Gorgeous Dead" was also available on vinyl! So I clipped that coupon and ordered it for vinyl (by the way, has the BEST vinyl packaging I've seen!)

As soon as it came, I got a pleasant surprise in the package. First of all, it includes a FREE mp3 download of the album. But what really caught my eye: apparently, on the VINYL version of the album, it comes with not one, but TWO discs. Puzzled, I flipped over the case to look on the back, knowing full well that this barely 40 min long recording should fit on just ONE disc. To my surprise, the second disc contains an "Instrumental" version of the entire album (which for all intents and purposes its really the same exact album, just without the vocals). As beautiful and edgy as the musical accompaniments are throughout, I still cannot really wrap my head around why they would included this. The only thing I could think of would be two utilize both discs on a dual turntable to do boss remixes, which is kind of cool (if you're in to that sort of thing). All I really cared about was the first disc (the actual FINAL cut of the record.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected October 7, 2012
By Maureen
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard The Heavy on a late night talk show recently. The song was powerful so I figured I could try it expecting that I would only like the one song I heard that evening. I was expecting the whole CD to sound very similar to what I had heard that evening. I was SO wrong. Every song has a different sound. Each song has a story that isn't the 'normal' drivel that you hear on regular radio. The Heavy's music leaves me singing one of their many songs all day when I leave my car to go to work everyday. The Heavy are an amazing group.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Amazon for recommendations! October 3, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I am so glad that I stumbled across the album and this group. As mentioned in the previous reviews they do have a Black Keys thing going for them. Sorry guys, I bet they are tired of hearing that but it's a great compliment. The Keys are great at switching between genres, even in the middle of a song and so is this group. A real throw back sound but it's new music. What could be better than that? Every time I hear an album like this I feel like there is hope for music. Having checked out other albums by this group I would call myself a fan. I give this CD my highest compliment which is: I am putting it in my car!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good album, bad seller.
I love the album, and it plays well. But being a week late after paying extra to get it delivered in time for a surprise party. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Ralph Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album if you're a fan
I have been buying The Heavy albums since I came across them and will continue to support their group. I would recommend buying this album to anyone else.
Published 2 months ago by Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars YEAH FOR THE HEAVY!
i give this a 9/5 stars! You'll love it because it ROCKS!!!!! i give this a 9/5 stars! You'll love it because it ROCKS!!!!! i give this a 9/5 stars! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stabby Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars bluesy soulful rock
this was a great find. I'm really glad I got it. they jam...if you like bluesy rock that'll get you movin then get this...
Published 3 months ago by preecher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great third album
This is the Heavy's third studio album, and it does not disappoint. I really enjoyed their previous two albums and this I would say is one of my favorite bands right now. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chad
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Great music ver talented bunch of musicians. I loved all the songs on this album. It is a great album
Published 5 months ago by Jennifer S. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
Music is very subjectiive and the Heavy are one of my favorite bands but after their last release I was pretty disapointed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by LordPanic
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid album
My first heavy album. I am a big black keys fan and really like the heavys sound as well. I will definitely get more from them!!
Published 6 months ago by jason makel
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I liked their second album better but this a close second. The great horn section and vocals make this band one of my favorites.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Classic! One of the best EVER!
Just buy it and enjoy some of the most creative and addictive music you have heard in a long while.

I am 47 and though eclectic in my musical tastes I generally prefer... Read more
Published 7 months ago by DragonLoaf
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