Any Port in a Storm

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Any Port in a Storm
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Studio album by The Dirty Heads
Released 23 September 2008
Genre Reggae, rock, rap rock
Length 44:46
Label Executive Music Group (EMG)
The Dirty Heads chronology
Any Port In A Storm
Cabin By The Sea
(2012)Cabin By The Sea2012
Singles from Any Port In A Storm
  1. "Stand Tall"
    Released: September 16, 2008
  2. "Check The Level"
    Released: January 10, 2010
  3. "Lay Me Down"
    Released: March 23, 2010
  4. "Believe"
    Released: July 26, 2011

Any Port in a Storm is the debut album released by the Reggae band The Dirty Heads in 2008. The Special Edition was released in 2010. This is the only album without Matt Ochoa as the band's drummer. Any Port in a Storm was initially set to be released on Warner Bros. Records until the label and band mutually separated. The Dirty Heads, having kept the master recordings, later released the album through Executive Music Group (EMG), a division of Universal Music Group.[1]

Billy Preston plays keyboards on multiple tracks on the album, in what would be one of the final sessions he recorded before his death.[1][2] "Lay Me Down" was released as a single from this album. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.


Any Port in a Storm has received generally mixed reviews from music critics. Writing for Allmusic, Ritchie Unterberger said the band "comfortably combine hip-hop and reggae with somewhat lesser dollops of conventional rock songwriting and arrangements" on the album.[2] Dan Raper of PopMatters called it a "scattershot debut" and remarked that the Dirty Heads' "simplistic rhyme schemes and disconcerting use of the F-bomb ... quickly demonstrate there are leagues between this dick-hop and the intelligent, twisted witticisms of Why?"[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Neighborhood" 2:50
2. "Stand Tall" 3:09
3. "Shine" 3:00
4. "Driftin'" 3:26
5. "Taint" 3:12
6. "Morning Light" 2:34
7. "Insomnia" 3:46
8. "Easy" 3:17
9. "Knows That I" 3:34
10. "Chelsea" 3:08
11. "Check the Level (feat. M. Shadows and Slash)" 3:41
12. "Believe" 3:23
13. "Hip Hop Misfits" 2:39
14. "Everything I'm Looking For" 3:07
Special Edition
No. Title Length
15. "Stand Tall" (acoustic version) 3:09
16. "Viva la Vida" (Coldplay cover) 2:04
17. "Sails to the Wind" 3:27
18. "Headphones" 2:49
19. "Lonely One" 3:40
20. "Lay Me Down" (featuring Rome Ramirez) 3:34
21. "Antelope" 3:28
22. "Rains It Pours" 3:19
23. "I Got No Time" 3:59


Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 55
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[5] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[6] 16

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Fadroski, Kelli Skye (October 13, 2009). "Orange Pop: The Dirty Heads clean up". The Orange County Register. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Ritchie. "AllMusic Review: The Dirty Heads - 'Any Port in a Storm'". Allmusic. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Raper, Dan (September 17, 2008). "Music: The Dirty Heads - 'Any Port in a Storm'". PopMatters. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dirty Heads – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Dirty Heads.
  5. ^ "Dirty Heads – Chart history" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Dirty Heads.
  6. ^ "Dirty Heads – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Dirty Heads.