Friday, September 28, 2012

The Heavy
"The House That Dirt Built" (Vinyl)

More of a collection of influences than its own "thing," "The House That Dirt Built" is a fun collection of unfocused tunes.

Propelled by the success of the radio hit "How You Like Me Now?" (which is actually where I first heard them: as the soundtrack to some Kia car commercial) the rest of the album lacks the same propulsion and wanders from one recycled genre to the next; all equally interesting but all equally out of place.

I'm listening to this on my "mid-fi" which does little for clearly distinguishing one noise from the next, so it's unfair to talk about the production of this album; it'll have to get spun on the SOTA for a more honest assessment.

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