Horehound (album)

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Studio album by The Dead Weather
Released July 14, 2009
Recorded January 2009 at Third Man Studio
Length 43:55
Label Third Man/Warner Bros.
Producer Jack White
The Dead Weather chronology
Sea of Cowards
Singles from Horehound
  1. "Hang You from the Heavens"
    Released: March 11, 2009
  2. "Treat Me Like Your Mother"
    Released: May 25, 2009
  3. "I Cut Like A Buffalo"
    Released: October 26, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Rockfeedback 3/5 stars[4]
Clash (8/10)[5]
Drowned In Sound (6/10)[6]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[7]
NME (5/10)[8]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[9]
The Observer 3/5 stars[10]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[11]

Horehound is the debut studio album by American rock band The Dead Weather. It was released on July 10 in Australia, July 13 in Europe, and July 14, 2009 in North America. The album was recorded at Third Man Studios during a three week session in January 2009.[12][13] The first single from the album, "Hang You from the Heavens", was released through iTunes on March 11, 2009, and on vinyl on April 18, 2009.[12][14] "Treat Me Like Your Mother" was released as the second single from the album on May 25, 2009.[15] The third single from the album was set to be "I Cut Like A Buffalo" and includes a cover of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band's "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning to Death" as a B-side.[16] The album debuted at #6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Album Charts and at #14 on the UK Album Charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "60 Feet Tall"   Mosshart/Fertita 5:33
2. "Hang You from the Heavens"   Mosshart/Fertita 3:39
3. "I Cut Like a Buffalo"   White 3:28
4. "So Far from Your Weapon"   Mosshart 3:40
5. "Treat Me Like Your Mother"   Mosshart/White/Fertita/Lawrence 4:10
6. "Rocking Horse"   Mosshart/White 2:59
7. "New Pony"   Bob Dylan 3:58
8. "Bone House"   Mosshart/White/Fertita/Lawrence 3:27
9. "3 Birds"   Mosshart/White/Fertita/Lawrence 3:45
10. "No Hassle Night"   Mosshart/White 2:56
11. "Will There Be Enough Water?"   White/Fertita 6:20

Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Outside (iTunes pre-order only)"   Downliners Sect (Evans/O'Donnell) 2:50


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 6
UK Albums Chart 14
French Albums Chart 19
French Digital Albums 10
New Zealand Albums Chart 24
Australian Albums Chart 50