Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

tom petty and the heartbreakers hypnotic eyeProof that even at sixty-three you can still rock is found on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ latest album. Tom Petty is sixty-three and the songs on this album are the rockiest he has churned out in a long while. Many of the songs sound like they were recorded from a jam session in a garage. They are that raw sounding. Vintage Tom Petty that fans of his stuff from the seventies will lap up. You can hear how tight Petty and the Heartbreakers have become after having played together for almost four decades. Guitar riffs fly back and forth with drummer Steve Ferrone providing a pounding backdrop. The track “Red River” is a perfect example of a classic Tom Petty sounding song. Another harkening back to times of yore is the fact that every song is good and that it is a true album meaning that there is an overall sound and lyrical theme that make you feel like you are listening to a story set to music.

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