Robin non-member

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
$4.56 + $3.99 shipping

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
insomniacso... Add to Cart
$9.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

The House That Dirt Built

The HeavyAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Price: $9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, Sept. 3? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 11 Songs, 2009 $5.99  
Audio CD, 2009 $9.99  
Vinyl, 2009 $20.37  

Amazon's The Heavy Store

Music

Image of album by The Heavy

Photos

Image of The Heavy

Videos

The Heavy - How You Like Me Now (Live at Amazon)

Biography

“What the hell were we thinking?,” exclaims Dan Taylor, guitarist for U.K. indie soul-rock titans The Heavy, of the band’s audacious new album, The Glorious Dead, to be released on Counter/Ninja Tune on [date TK]. “We wanted to make a bold statement – it’s not shy, but a beast unto itself.” “It’s over the top, but in a good way,” adds ... Read more in Amazon's The Heavy Store

Visit Amazon's The Heavy Store
for 4 albums, 5 photos, 3 videos, and 2 full streaming songs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

The House That Dirt Built + The Glorious Dead + Great Vengeance & Furious Fire
Price for all three: $40.88

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 13, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: COUNTER RECORDS
  • ASIN: B002GYS1FO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,743 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. How You Like Me Now?
2. Sixteen
3. Short Change Hero
4. No Time
5. Long Way from Home
6. Cause for Alarm
7. Love Like That
8. What You Want Me to Do?
9. Stuck

Editorial Reviews

2009 release. With a background in the joys of sampling and a foreground in scuzzy guitar, bass and beaten up drums, with schizo music tastes and a West Country pace, theyve been building brick by dirty brick. Now, theyd like to welcome you into their beautiful home for a little nose around, a kind of party if you like. And if a little blood gets spilled then thats just how it is. Nobody said it was going to be a spread from "Hello" magazine. It will, though, be the best party youve ever been to. The House That Dirt Built represents a huge step forward from an already fantastic debut in Great Vengeance & Furious Fire. Since then The Heavy have toured the world and, where the first record was sample-based, the new one is much more a product of working as a band. The House That Dirt Built is larger than life, funny, terrifying and occasionally beautiful. It is, in fact, a house youll want to visit again.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How You Like Me Now? Pretty Good, Actually March 13, 2010
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
After a Kia commercial & Google search, I found the wonder that is "How You Like Me Now?" The song was so good in fact, I couldn't resist buying the full album, to which I implore you to do also. Stepping into the music of The Heavy, you know you're stepping into something special. The quality of some of the songs on this album is just so good, so energetic, it transcends almost everything else in rock n' roll over the past 10 years. Heck, Letterman even had them play an encore for the first time in his show's career. And after sampling The Heavy, you'll be hard-pressed not to order an encore as well.

Highlights Include:
How You Like Me Now?
Short Change Hero
Long Way From Home
Cause for Alarm
Stuck

Once you get past some of the more indie/experimental elements of the album towards the beginning, and as soon as it transitions to full rock mode, then the album is almost virtually untouchable. The Heavy sounds like a combination of James Brown meets The White stripes, meets The Who/Classic 60s Rock. I'll admit, this isn't the most original product in the history of music, or even in its own genre, but The Heavy plays better than most out there. They also do a pretty decent ballad.

Overall, The Heavy mixes energy and soul into its blues rock, and brings out a killer combination. I can't recommend this album highly enough, and if you're a fan of modern indie or alternative rock, you'll be right at home. But even if you're not, The Heavy certainly does enough to convince you otherwise.
Was this review helpful to you?
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Letterman Got It Right January 19, 2010
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Saw this band on the Late Show on January 18th, 2010 and they were excellent. The song they played "How You Like Me Now" was amazing and Letterman was so impressed that he asked for an encore, something I've never seen or heard him do before. Check out the album, you won't be disappointed.
Was this review helpful to you?
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blew Letterman away. Awesome new band. January 21, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album is amazing. If you haven't seen them do "How You Like Me Now?" on Late Show with David Letterman, I suggest you go the the CBS site and watch it. It's all you need to see. They are the real deal. The whole audience was movin' Always good to find real music that makes you move. Buy it. Just Buy it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heavy - A "Commercial" Success April 16, 2010
By Cookie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was first introduced to this band through the Kia Sorrento commercial featuring the toys going out on a night on the town. The song "How You Like Me Now."
I loved the song so much I hit the internet to find out who it was and when I learned of tis CD I rushed to buy it.
I was not disappointed in the least!
Amazon's editorial for the cd says the band has "schizo music tastes" and I couldn't have put it better. There is a little bit of everything on this cd. There is surely something to please everyone, from the reggae beats of "Love Like That" to the hard rock undertones of "Stuck."
If you are looking for a good time, give the Heavy's "The House That Dirt Built" a try, you will thank me for it later.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes I like them Now! December 23, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
A couple of the songs on this Album I had already heard, so it just seem natural that I listen the the whole thing. Wow! The lead singer's voice is sooo masculine, Like James Brown and Steve Winwood had a baby. It's raw and smoky at the same time, like a shot of good Scotch; and the band is tight and funky. It is like they studied the Sixties and Seventies funk scene and decided to move it to the 21st Century.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of 2009 (and 2010, and 2011) January 19, 2012
Format:Audio CD
This album is absolutely fantastic. It's 2012 and I'm still in love with it. The texture and attitude and groove assembled here will stand long after the pop hooks and production gimmicks of The Heavy's contemporaries have crumbled to dust.

Love. This. Record.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, sweet funk June 28, 2010
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Don't let anything fool you about the appearance of this album....this is James Brown and George Clinton inspired funk. It isn't the same as either of those guys but keeps the same hard driving beat and moves it forward into the 21st century. Many people will call this R&B but unless you're talking about the 60's when Staxx Records and Motown were called R&B you're in the wrong category. Funk is what this is and rocks the funk out.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! An album worth buying, Worth every penny! July 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album, and I knew it was going to be good, but I got some extra treats with this album too. The heavy is to me, a mix of funky Aerosmith crossed with James Brown, (Ok, steven has the voice, but soul... the soul) Comming from a die hard progressive rock - heavy rock I was impressed. Has many of the same elements. Each song has a theme, if not parodied in such a way. It's a little different in that aspect, but I really like it, I certainly look forward to this bands next album. I am sure it will great! % stars all the way!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars its "How you like me now"
got this cd because of one song. the song makes this cd worth every penny. its "How you like me now". loved it on the Kia commercial.
Published 13 hours ago by eugene f dunham III
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Every song is amazing ...
Published 22 days ago by Okan Delibalta
3.0 out of 5 stars Too long intros but unique and energizing sound
I heard their song as the theme to Cinemax's popular action show Strikeback and figured I would download it for driving. Read more
Published 23 days ago by WorldTravelr
4.0 out of 5 stars would do it again
Love the music and the beat
Published 1 month ago by Steven Trimble
2.0 out of 5 stars Wobbles
This with a notch in the vinyl and makes the record wobble and skip. Ruins what would be an otherwise good time of just setting and enjoying music.
Published 4 months ago by Ralph Salazar
3.0 out of 5 stars Top heavy
very solid but a few songs felt like filler material. Still is a fun listen from a high quality band
Published 5 months ago by chris w
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BAND!!!!
I found this band cause of borderlands 2 opening song! Fell in love with everything that they did since then or since I found out about this band! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Death is real
4.0 out of 5 stars I do not regret my purchase of The House That Dirt Built. The music...
I do not regret my purchase of The House That Dirt Built. The music has gotten me through a tough time in my life. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jeff Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Love it ever sense I watched that kia commercial the how do you like me now song has been stuck in my head. And to be honest I do like you know.
Published 6 months ago by Adam
4.0 out of 5 stars good new age bluesy feel
I listened to the album on youtube first after checking the samples. Overall I like its newage bluesy feel. Great beats awesome volcals and amazing instrumentals. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jared morton
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

Topic From this Discussion
If you dig this... Be the first to reply
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category