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  • Audio CD (March 8, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: March 8, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • ASIN: B00070FU7G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,319 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's really refreshing to hear a band as original as Heartless Bastards. I was beginning to think that I must be getting old because I kept saying "rock is dead; the bands these days suck; not like the old days" (what 10-20 years ago?) Everything seemed so stale and uninspiring. I really started to believe none of the new stuff was any good. Not this album. Heartless Bastards is definitely the first band in a number of years that I find so lively.

It's really hard to list other bands "like" them, and really, it seems like a disservice. When reading reviews I always want to know if the reviewer has similar taste to mine... so, these are bands at the top of my personal rock collection in the same genre (remember I'm not saying these sound like HB): ac/dc; led-zep; bad brains; ramones; talking heads; fugazi; gang of four; stooges; joy division; morphine; pj harvey; pixies; rage against the machine; rocket from the crypt; sonic youth; cramps. Sort of a short list really...

Check out the interview at pbs.org; I think it really adds to the flavor of the band. In any event, this review may not clear up whether or not you'll like this album... but I hope it encourages you to give this band a good listen. I predict that if ever a band can get big by being truly original (not by being commercialized or on MTV or whatever) then this band will really last.
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By L. Scott on April 19, 2005
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This album is wonderful in so many different reasons, but I think what really sets Heartless Bastards apart from everyone else is Erika Wennerstrom's incredible voice. It is powerful and loud, yet not annoyinly so, deep, melodic, wailing, raw, and unlike anything I have ever heard. Not only is the singing wonderful, drums and guitar are also played superbly, producing a sound somewhat akin to the White Stripes.

I don't think that there is one weak song in the whole 43 minutes of music, but my personal favorites are Runnin, a powerful 5 minute ballad, Pass and Fail (irresistibly catchy and energetic) and Swamp Song.

Don't let yourself miss out on listening to this superb album and hearing the voice of the decade. If mainstream rock these days is pollution, Heartless Bastards are a breath of fresh air.
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I gotta keep it short and honest. Great rock. I admit to having heard them on NPR, but, since I bought the CD the same day, I've introduced them to about 5 different friends (with hugely varied musical backgrounds and tastes)--and they all love it. If you like Mark Lanegan (lead of Screaming Trees), you'll love Erika--her voice is indeed "raw," and her lyrics are really, really good. Throw together in a pot: the sensual feel of Led Zep, the soul of Janis (but not as over done), the charm of Tom Waits, the lyricism of Bruce Springsteen, the rock sensibility of Tom Petty, and, well...a can of PBR--and you have (drumroll please) a hint of what the Heartless Bastards are...

The instrumentation is also really, really good. Give it a listen. If you make it past the first or third songs without having to own it, I'm sorry--that's all I can really say about it.

Besides...the "Heartless Bastards"? How can the band name alone not bring about a certain affinity?
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Of the 10,000+ songs on my iPod classic, the Heartless Bastards occupy 15 of the spots on the "Top 25 most played songs' playlist.
My wife and I have seen them live twice, and their live show is as rockin' as their recorded music. You will find yourself singing along and wondering: "Why aren't these guys frikken' HUGE?!" Great female lead vocals fronting a band that knows how to rock in an unpretentious straight-forward fresh inventive take on American rock-n-roll. Buy all their stuff, put on shuffle and you too will ask: "Why aren't these guys frikken' HUGE?!"
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It's been years since I've been caught by surprise by the brilliance of music, but Heartless Bastards did just that. I knew I had to have the CD Mid-way through the first song "Gray". The band's name was enough to intrigue me into giving it a listen at the local record store, but they are so much more than a cool band name.

If their is any justice in this world, Erika Wennerstrom will be known as one of the great voices in Rock of all time. She, like Janis Joplin, was put on this world to wail like none before her, and her band mates generate a power garage sound rivaling the power of Cream, but closer to the White Stripes.

Wennerstrom's voice and lyrics are what sets these tracks on fire. I'm excited to listen to this album again tommorow, and even more excited at the possiblility of seeing these guys play.

The album is solid from start to finish, the songs are not repetitive clones of each other and there is no weak link to the album. The song "Gray" will not leave my head, but don't cheat yourself and only focus on it's 3 minutes of brilliance, buy the whole album and appreciate it. In a world of music dominated sucky FM Radio Rock their is hope....Heartless Bastards just might save us all.
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how do i give 10 stars? best album of 2005 by a wide margin. most of it has been said in other reviews so i'll just agree wholeheartedly, heartless bastards are here to stay and they will rock your face off.
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