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Strong Album

In spite of the fact that it doesn't feel like a particularly long album, clocking in at under 40 minutes (still the longest record so far), what they have works so well in that it feels both current and nostalgic. It feels like The House That Dirt Built in that you could imagine a number of these songs being plugged into a movie soundtrack set in the '70s (this is actually half-true already, as "The Big Bad Wolf" was featured in Driver: San Francisco).

The leading single, "What Makes a Good Man?" is undoubtedly the strongest track on the album, with that big choir sound really used to good effect. The band just seems to hit all the right notes - there's breezier tracks with a more relaxed focus like "Curse Me Good", and the way the tracks are arranged doesn't feel like you're shifting too abruptly from one mood to another.

It may not be the perfect album, but it takes the best parts of THTDB and elaborates on them.

Best Tracks: What Makes a Good Man?, Same Ol', The Big Bad Wolf

Biography

Formed: 2007 in Bath, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Bath, England's the Heavy draw influence from funk, soul, hip-hop, and the gritty garage rock of the Sonics. Guitarist Dan Taylor and vocalist Kelvin Swaby became friends in the 1990s, bonding over a shared appreciation for vintage R&B and Jim Jarmusch films. Joined by bassist Spencer Page, drummer Chris Ellul, and keyboardist Hannah Collins, the two launched their own act -- the Heavy -- and began combining Taylor's distorted guitars with lo-fi samples, horn riffs, stomping percussion, and soulful...
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