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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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  1. Aug 24, 2012
    8
    Before the rise of the machines, it was a requirement that a group actually had to have sheer talent and showmanship in order to be successful in rock, soul and R&B. This album comes from an alternate universe where that rule still exists. Throughout this album the Heavy demonstrates a clear understanding and respect for the masters that came before them, but at the same time they'reBefore the rise of the machines, it was a requirement that a group actually had to have sheer talent and showmanship in order to be successful in rock, soul and R&B. This album comes from an alternate universe where that rule still exists. Throughout this album the Heavy demonstrates a clear understanding and respect for the masters that came before them, but at the same time they're forging something new. Criticism would center on the relative short length of the album. With 10 tracks and a total length of just under 39 minutes, it's over just when you're really feeling it. Collapse
  2. Aug 21, 2012
    10
    Those who listened to their previous albums are going to be totally familiar with the sound. Same powerful beat, same powerful choruses, same gospel in some songs, same techniques.
    Songs are not any worse and they are not any better. What we have here are the same awesomely good The Heavy in great form, simply more of them.
    And I don't think it could've been any better and that we should
    Those who listened to their previous albums are going to be totally familiar with the sound. Same powerful beat, same powerful choruses, same gospel in some songs, same techniques.
    Songs are not any worse and they are not any better. What we have here are the same awesomely good The Heavy in great form, simply more of them.
    And I don't think it could've been any better and that we should ask for more. Songs are still emotionally touching, you still want to dance and clap and sing when you hear them. If you put previous album on repeat for around 3 months like I did, you're gonna love this one too, believe me.
    Very great album imo and certainly a highlight of this year.
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Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    70
    It builds nicely upon The Heavy's previous work and should please fans of the band's quirky take on rootsy soul-influenced music.
  2. Aug 21, 2012
    80
    The Glorious Dead is an achingly self-aware throwback record, focusing more on the strength of each song than the album's overall structure.
  3. Aug 20, 2012
    70
    They sometimes feel as second-hand as The Black Crowes, but The Heavy's capacity for rabble-rousing is a potent strength, which in music – if not always politics – isn't necessarily a bad thing.