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“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

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  • 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 (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,297 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

Whole album is great, not just songs from commercials.
Matt
This band offer a unique sound taht blend funk,rock, jazz and r&b mixed with a modern hip hop feel.
K. Lastrapes
I loved every song from the get go, and the more I listened to it the more it grew on me.
Dori

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Flap Jackson on March 13, 2010
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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.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Zelek on January 19, 2010
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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.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By P. Gibson on January 21, 2010
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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!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cookie on April 16, 2010
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Anderson on June 28, 2010
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rosalind R. Williams on December 23, 2012
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ray Hatfield on January 19, 2012
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Wheeler on July 24, 2011
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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!
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