The House That Dirt Built

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The House That Dirt Built
Studio album by The Heavy
Released 13 October 2009
Genre Indie rock
Neo soul
Length 38:06
Label Counter
Producer Jim Abbiss
The Heavy chronology
Great Vengeance and Furious Fire
The House That Dirt Built
The Glorious Dead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Contact Music 7/10 stars[2]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[3]

The House That Dirt Built is the second studio album by The Heavy. It was released on 13 October 2009. The title is a reference to the nursery rhyme This Is the House That Jack Built. Vocalist Kevin Swalby explained in an interview with Songfacts that the song "Sixteen" was inspired by a time when he was working a lot as a DJ and he would see 16-year-old kids sneaking into clubs.[4]

The album's songs were used for several video games and films; "Short Change Hero" was featured in the promo for the first season of Haven, the 2010 movie Faster, the trailer for the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City, later opened the 2012 video game Borderlands 2, and the promo for Season 2 of Longmire.[5][6][7] It is also the opening theme of the Sky1 television series Strike Back and was included in the 2011 racing video game Driver: San Francisco (along with two other songs from the band) as well as the Season 2 finale of Suits.[8][9][10] The song "How You Like Me Now?" was featured at the beginning and end of the 2010 film The Fighter, in the Season 3 finale of Suits, in the trailer for the 2012 movie Ted, during the closing credits for Horrible Bosses, the closing credits for Borderlands 2, and then again in a TV spot for the 2013 animated movie, Turbo.[11][12][13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The House That Dirt Built"   0:19
2. "Oh No! Not You Again!!"   1:54
3. "How You Like Me Now?"   3:38
4. "Sixteen"   3:02
5. "Short Change Hero"   5:22
6. "No Time"   4:31
7. "Long Way from Home"   3:19
8. "Cause for Alarm"   4:44
9. "Love Like That"   2:39
10. "What You Want Me to Do?"   3:23
11. "Stuck"   5:27


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