Previous Wallflowers releases have always exceeded expectations and Rebel Sweetheart will probably also continue in this convention. No one should expect Jakob Dylan to craft tunes like his father anymore, Jakob has always had his own groove and it's catchy. After all, The Wallflowers have already garnered 2 Grammy's and sold over six million albums internationally. Nepotism? I think not.
Rebel Sweetheart represents The Wallflowers' fifth release and their first with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen). O'Brien's influence is noticeable on this album, yet The Wallflowers do not de-rail from their already familiar sound. All of the songs on this new CD were penned By Jakob Dylan. Jakob's writing seems to be more mature and complex than on his previous releases; maybe the man and his band needed to live a little. Two powerful singles are already receiving spins on radio and MTV; the first single is an expression of hope "The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere" and equally captivating is the petulantly spectacular "We're Already There." This 12 track rock 'n' roll extravaganza is destined for greatness.