Better Than Heavy

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Better Than Heavy
Mongrel-album.jpg
Studio album by Mongrel
Released 7 March 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Hip hop
Indie rock
Length 1:15:20
Label Wall Of Sound Ltd.
Producer Mongrel

Better Than Heavy is the debut album from supergroup Mongrel. It was released on 7 March 2009.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Barcode" (featuring Pariz 1, Tor Cesay, Mpho and Saul Williams) 3:54
2. "Lies" 3:21
3. "Hit From the Morning Sun" (featuring Mpho, Tor Cesay and Pariz1) 3:32
4. "Off the Leash" 1:02
5. "The Menace" 3:21
6. "Act Like That" (featuring Purple, Kyza, No.Lay, Logic and Mic Righteous) 3:23
7. "Julian" 3:47
8. "Better Than Heavy" 4:13
9. "Better Them Than Us" (featuring Skinnyman) 3:29
10. "Alphabet Assassins" (featuring Deadly Hunta, Doc Brown, Frantic Frank, Ill Mill, Kyza, Logic, Purple, Mic Righteous, No.Lay, Skinnyman, Skirmish, Smife, Stylah, Tony D, Wordplay and Wretch 32) 5:20
11. "All Your Ever Afters" 3:46
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Guess Who's Coming Home" (featuring Skip McDonald) 4:56
2. "Gun Dub" (featuring Samia Farah and Brother Culture) 3:47
3. "Mr. 20%" 4:07
4. "Better Than Dub" (featuring Samia Farah and Brother Culture) 5:24
5. "Mesopotamia" 3:23
6. "Alphabet vs. Brother Culture" (featuring Brother Culture) 3:41
7. "45681950" 4:10
8. "Brainwashing" 3:25
9. "Hit From the Morning Dub" 3:19

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Better Than Heavy liner notes.[3]

Mongrel
  • Jon McClure - vocals
  • Kareem Dennis - vocals
  • Drew McConnell - guitar, bass guitar
  • Andy Nicholson - guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer
  • Joe Moskow - effects, guitar, piano, strings, synthesizer, trumpet, melodica
  • Matt Helders - drums
Additional personnel
  • Brother Culture - vocals
  • Samia Farah - vocals
  • DJ Moodie - scratches
  • Dave Fullwood - trumpet
  • Chris Petter - trombone
  • Johnny Fielding - violin
  • Crocodile - effects, sampler
  • Bassekou Kouyate - ngoni
  • Skip McDonald - guitar
Production
  • Mongrel - production
  • Anthony Lueng - additional mixing
  • Adrian Maxwell Sherwood - mixing, production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Simpson (6 March 2009). "Pop review: Mongrel: Better Than Heavy | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Mongrel: Better Than Heavy". Inthenews.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Mongrel-Better-Than-Heavy/release/5796499