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The Heavy 

Great Vengeance and Furious Fire (Counter)


There must be something in England's water that rots its citizens' teeth and turns its young artists into exemplary soul singers. Amy Winehouse is the most celebrated of the latter group, but recent upstarts like Duffy and the Heavy also spin classic R&B grooves with modern twists. But unlike their contemporaries, the four guys and one gal who make up the Heavy shove their not-so-sweet-soul music through a '60s garage-rock filter that slices away any sentimentality. Singer Kelvin Swaby's coiling rasp wraps itself around the slinky "Brukpocket's Lament," the horn-stabbed "Coleen," and the gutter-shake of "That Kind of Man" with stellar results.

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