Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

It's been quite a while since the last Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. So long that it seemed like all the side projects going on that the band might never get back together again. But they have released another album and it is full of that let's capture the moment vibe rather than possessing an overproduced sound. There are no overdubs or heavy producing going on here. It just sounds like the band got together and played. Very old school. Very cool!

Stylistically the album swings from rock to country to blues. It has all the styles that the band has played over the years. To throw in a curveball there is even a reggae number on the album. Even after all these years the band still wants to try out some new stuff. Lyrically the album builds up all kinds of pictures in your head while listening.

Bottom line is that this is an album has that timeless quality to it. It is a kind of album that is not made very often anymore. We should all thank Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for bringing it back.

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