Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo -2010-
(Rock, Classic Rock, Blues)

From: Gainesville, Florida

Hit-maker extraordinaires Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back with an essential addition to their discography, Mojo, their first studio album since 2002. After being re-introduced to Petty and the boys on their fantastic live Anthology album last year I was very much anticipating this album. For more than 30 years, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been one of America's greatest live bands, and they are able to capture the magic of their live show on this latest offering. There seems to be quite a bit of freedom and experimentation within the recording. This is the sound of a band playing together in a room not a studio - facing each other, all singing and playing at the same time. The music is alive, with no overdubs or studio trickery. What you hear is what they created on the spot at that time. Mojo showcases quite a variety of genres from some really rocking rock 'n' roll to blues and even reggae. There may not be any of the instant classic sing along ballads that Petty is most famous for, but this is a solid listen with some incredible musicianship throughout. One thing seems certain, Petty and the Heartbreakers have definitely got their Mojo back.

Tom Petty - The Trip To Pirate's Cove

Tom Petty - I Should Have Known It

Tom Petty - Don't Pull Me Over