The Glorious Dead
Label: Ninja Tune/Counter Records
The Heavy emerged from the hipster-blues thing first established by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Black Keys. But since the act hail from England, they're far more comfortable with mixing indie's need for authenticity and pop's embrace of a good hook at any cost. In this respect, The Glorious Dead walks the same walk as its predecessors. It contains fuzzy stomp ("Same Ol'"), hip-gyrating boogie ("What Makes a Good Man?"), garage punk ("Just My Luck") and symphonic soul nostalgia a la Paul Weller ("Curse Me Good"). The Heavy enjoy covering a lot of ground.