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17/07/2010

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Jonny

Nice review this is a really surprising album! I'm glad you've mentioned Petty being in Springsteen's shadow.Bruce is great but I think the E Street band are way past their sell by date and have just become a matey cabaret. The Heartbreakers are far more flexible and adaptable, as this album clearly shows

Mog Ball

Spot on - the more I listen to this album the more I feel that it is a profound piece of work. Tom Petty's songs are always deeper than they seem. If you play them at all you find it easy to get the chords, very hard to nail the song. He and the band are continually underestimated, especially in the UK, where Uncut dismisses them as 'pub-rockers', or only sees them as the Byrds-influenced 'jangle rock'. This is such faint praise, and has led me to give up Uncut. What do they know? Your review, on the other hand, gets it - thanks.

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